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SAP PLM Recipe Development Basics – Recipe to Master Recipe Synchronization


This blog belongs to a series of blogs regrouped on the SCN page “SAP PLM Recipe Development for Beginners”.

Today we take a look and see how a recipe (SAP Recipe Development) can be transferred into a PP-PI Master Recipe with the GSS-Tool (Guided Structured Synchronization – SAP Component PLM-WUI-APP-GSS-R2M).

But before you continue reading, you might also take a quick look at those two chapters, which are in some way prerequisites:

Today, we are working with a recipe for which we maintained process instructions. We therefore assigned each input specification of our recipe to a particular “Stage” in the Recipe Formula tab.

Then in the “Process” tab, we can maintained the actual descriptions of our Process Stages. Here we used the following three stages: Mixing – Heating – Filling

As you can see in the screenshot above (left side), all ingredients are now assigned to a process stage. We now also have the possibility to maintain further details such as:

  • Operations and Actions (detailed description of steps within on stage)
  • Process Parameters (e.g. temperature, mixer speed, …)
  • Equipment Requirements (SAP classification – class type 019 – Work Center Class)

Let’s say we finalized our recipe and already created a BOM. We now also want to create a PP-PI master recipe. Our objective is to transfer the “process stages” we maintained in our recipe into “operations” in a newly created PP-PI master recipe. To do this we click “You Can Also” – “Synchronize Recipe to Master Recipe”

Important: the attribute REL_SYNC_MRCP has to be assigned to the status (e.g. “released”) from which you are triggering this function.

In the next screen then need (can also be disabled in SPRO) to input an ECN Change Number – if we have not yet created one we can click “Related Links – Create Change Number”.

In the next screen, the so called “Reconciliation Workbench”, we see the source recipe with its stages (as maintained in the process tab of the recipe) on the left. On the right, we see the new Target Master Recipe.

If we then click “save”, the master recipe is created and we can take a closer look at it with transaction C202 in SAP GUI.

The master recipe (including its operations) has been created.


In customizing you have several possibilities to configuration and enhance this function.

IMG path: Logistics General – Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) – PLM Web User Interface – Recipe Development – Recipe – Settings for Synchronization Recipe to Master Recipe

Please also take a look at SAP HELP – Synchronizing a Recipe with a Master Recipe

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