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How to combine routings when an assy is marked as phantom ?

chetan_mody4
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Hello friends,

Currently we have two level BOM, i.e. FG -> SFG -> Raw Matl.   SFG has BOM and Routing.  If I mark SFG as Phantom, the components of SFG BOM are added to the production order for FG.   However, the routing in the production order is still the original routing of FG - i.e. the routing of SFG is ignored.   So I need your help - is there any way we can have routing of SFG also get added, as preceding operations before the FG routing, in the production order ?

Thanks for your help,

- Chetan

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sjeevan
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The concept of Phantom material is "grouping" components. SAP thinks it itself is not a physical material, but just as "kits", so you cannot have routing of your SFG (which you marked it as phantom). 

chetan_mody4
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Hi Jeevan, thanks for your response.

I agree that when SFG is marked as phantom, its routing will have no role to play.  However, the operations that were done before it was marked as phantom, will now have to be done by FG - i.e. SFG's operations (from its routing) needs to be added to FG's operation overview (as preceding operations), just like the way SFG's BOM components get added to FG's component overview.  Is there any way to make that happen by config or enhancement ?  If no, then adding SFG's operations to FG's routing is the only option ?

Or simply put - when an SFG, having its own BOM & Routing, is required to be marked as phantom, then within FG's production order, how to take care of the production operations that were under SFG's routing ?

sjeevan
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You can use parallel sequeces concept (or) collective order concept.

chetan_mody4
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The main purpose for flaging SFG as phantom, is to eliminate production order for it - so collective orders won't serve that purpose.

Re: parallel sequence - can I have more details on how to make use of it in this situation please.

We are looking for a solution that can reduce master data maintenance.  The worst case scenario, I guess, will be to create new routings for FG, with operations from SFG routing plus operations from exisitng FG routing.

sjeevan
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How is eliminating production order for SFG is gonna help you, when you have a full routing for it and all of it's operations needs to confirmed? You can even automate the operation confirmation of SFG in a collectiver order just by putting a milestone operation in FG where you issue the SFG to FG, when you confirm that particular operation in FG, system will confirm all the operations of SFG and it does the goods receipt of SFG and goods issue of SFG to FG automatically.

Anyway, you can create a parallel sequence by following the path,

CA02 >> click on Sequences overview button or menu path Goto >> Sequences overview, add a parallel sequence, add the operation of the main sequece from where your phantom operation needs to start and an end sequence, assign your phantom material to one of the operations here. When you confirm using CO11 it display all the operations of the sequence 0 first then sequence 1 then sequence 2 etc.