While creating a new plant in real time, is advisable to copy a standard plant or define a new plant ? Please give reasons.
When a plant is copied what are the various parameters that are copied to the target plant ?
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SAP recommends creation of plant by copying. Generally when a new plant is created it should be copied from any of the existing plant which functions similar to the new plant.
The reason for this is when creating we may miss to update all the required configuration and all the configuration tables with links would not get updated. This also reduces time of setting plant as you need to just change/add configuration where ever required in the new plant.
But if you are a fresher trying to test in your test system... create it in create method so that you will understand in the hardway as what all needs to be configured, it will be a good learning which you will not forget. Please dont try this when you are working with a client system as this make give you lot of trouble and need lot time to resolve issues.
while creating the new plant it is advisabl to you to create it according your clients requirement
then if you r copying from any other plant it will copy all the parameters which r already assigned or designed for the particular plant
like mrp details, number ranges, G/L accounts , assignment as such
this will satisfy your question