I was wondering if there is a way for the MRP to generate dependent requirements from a Process Order for the lower level BOM items, instead of creating order reservations.
I tried to change the customizing settings for the "Reservation/Purch. Req" field on the process order, from "3 - Immediately" to "2 - From release". But the system does not create anything for the lower levels of the BOM, it just shows the process order on the MD04 with no effect whatsoever.
What I intend is for the system to create dependent requirements for the process order before this one is released. And after it has been released, then the system will convert the dependent requirements into order reservations.
Is any of this remotely possible?
Thanks in advance.
Dependent requriements are created for planned orders ("soft" orders) not process/production orders ("hard" orders). When you convert a planned ord. to a proc. ord. then dependents are converted to order reservations (by system). This is the basic design in standard SAP. That setting in OPL8 are not gonna help your requirement.