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BOM explosion indicator at BOM item level

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We are in a make to stock environment..Using planning strategy '10' fo

r the finished products.

For some of the assemblies which is subcontracted, we have the

following situation..

Header material H1 - F, 30 maintained in material master as this is

the sub contracted material

Child part C1 - This is the part, which must not be planned based on

the requirement of H1.This is planned seperately using strategy for components.

For this child part C1, the BOM explosion

indicator is set up, at BOM item level, which has the 'Planning off

indicator' set up thru transaction 'OS17'.

A sub contract PR is raised for the header part H1. After running MRP,

I am still getting a dependent requirement for the Child part, even

though I have set up the BOM explosion indicator set up at BOM item


Pl help with inputs on the following:

1. Will this explosion indicator , work only with select planning strategies? If so what are

indicators I need to maintain for the Header parts / Child parts, to make it work

As per the SAP help documentation, no where it is mentioned that this will work for select planning

strategies? Or is this is to be interpretted.. Pl help on the above issue

Thanks and Regards,

Venkat R

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From the documentation:


Indicator: switch off planning

This indicator shows that the MRP run does not generate dependent

requirements for components of a BOM for strategy Planning without final

assembly or Planning with planning material.


In the BOM item, if you select an explosion type that has this

indicator, the material component is not planned until a sales order is



This indicator is relevant to the following strategies in MRP:

Planning without final assembly

Planning with planning material

These strategies are oriented toward make-to-order production. The

components and assemblies that comprise the finished product are

produced in advance. The finished product is only finally assembled once

a sales order is received.

The replenishment lead time for some components may be very short: for

bought-in parts, for example. This means that you do not need to plan

these components until you receive a sales order.


As you can see it is not designed to work with strategy 10.