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Modeling printing plate in SAP PP

former_member206498
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Hello,

I am currently trying to find the right model for printing plates in SAP PP with the following criteria:

  • Each plate can be used 20,000 - 35,000 times for printing. Our production order size is 10,000. So, it can used in 2-4 production orders.
  • Usage of plate in production order must be able to be tracked. Each plate has its own serial number.
  • Plates are internally produced. Planning for them is based on printing orders, but the planning run must consider remaining usages of existing plates. Let’s say for planning purpose we use 30,000 times as the standard usage.

I am thinking of using batch characteristics to store the usage and use exits during confirmation and MRP run to update and consider it for calculation. I would like to explore other possibilities, especially using standard features as much as possible.

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solomon_macwan
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Hi Julian,

Have you tried PRT in production order. It will also update the counter in equipment.

You are also using serial number which also a added advantage, you can create automatically create a equipement based on the serial numbers you are used.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Solomon

former_member206498
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Hi Solomon,

Thank your for your response. Yes, we have also considered using PRT with integration to equipment master data. For tracking of usage purpose, it’s great. However, we still need to deal with the planning part. Is it possible for MRP to consider the remaining usage to plan the procurement proposal?

Regards,

Julian

solomon_macwan
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hi,

Great, you can do the availability check for the PRT but for planning I am not sure.

but you can create a material code add that into the BOM or use PRT material in routing, whichever suits you.

Regards,

Solomon