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SAP S/4HANa for Product Compliance Data Migration approach: Raw Materials - Bulk vs Packaged

Paulo_Pinto
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Hello dear community, I need your insights and advice regarding this subject.

My customer is a group of Chemical Companies with several roles along the supply chain. The current scenario regarding purchased materials products is as follows:

1. Some materials/products are purchased in "true" bulk/unpackaged form. 

1.1. Of these, some of these are sold in the exact same "category" in which they were purchased, that is bulk/unpackaged. 

1.2. Of these, some are also sold and/or in different packages (of course these are different SAP materials/products, which are "produced").

1.3. Of these, some are exclusively sold in different smaller packages (again, of course these are different SAP materials/products, which are "produced"). 

1.4. Of these, some are used in the production of other materials (chiefly mixtures, some "articles (plastics) but there is also some production of new substances)

2. Some materials/products are purchased in packaged form, IBC's and other - without a clear "true" bulk/unpackaged material to refer to. This is my main worry.

2.1. Of these, some are also sold and/or in different packages (of course these are different SAP materials/products, which are "produced").

2.2. Of these, some are exclusively sold in different smaller packages (again, of course these are different SAP materials/products, which are "produced"). 

2.3. Of these, some are used in the production of other materials (chiefly mixtures, some "articles (plastics) but there is also some production of new substances)

 

Now my doubts are related to which is the best - or most advisable - way to migrate the raw material data in order to assure the most seamless go live as possible, especially regarding the materials/products purchased in "packages" without a clear or "true" bulk/unpackaged material.

(I'm trying to be clear about the scenarios, please ask for clarifications if needed).

Thank you in advance!

Paulo Sérgio Pinto

 

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RalfC
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Hi Paulo,

in Product Compliance New you should always create a compliance view for an unpackaged product (UP). In case you do have an actual unpackaged/bulk product master, you will link it. In case you don't have a product master, you will just create the compliance view object without any link to an unpackaged product master. In both cases you will link the packaged product masters in the unpackaged compliance view. So 2.1 and 2.2 could be addressed with one UP with links to the sold product masters. 2.3 would be separate UPs: one for the raw material and one for the sold product, which then uses the raw material in its BOM / material based composition.

Hope that helps.

Ralf

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RalfC
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Hi Paulo,

in Product Compliance New you should always create a compliance view for an unpackaged product (UP). In case you do have an actual unpackaged/bulk product master, you will link it. In case you don't have a product master, you will just create the compliance view object without any link to an unpackaged product master. In both cases you will link the packaged product masters in the unpackaged compliance view. So 2.1 and 2.2 could be addressed with one UP with links to the sold product masters. 2.3 would be separate UPs: one for the raw material and one for the sold product, which then uses the raw material in its BOM / material based composition.

Hope that helps.

Ralf

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Thank you RalfC

Your insight is most helpful.

I'll perform some tests with your advice in regard and will report back here how it worked.

Paulo Sérgio Pinto