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SAP PP: Production Versions
SAP PP: Production Version



The new SAP S4/HANA technology brings new functionalities and a number of process changes. Production Version" management is part of this functional evolution. Optional in the ECC version, they become mandatory in the new S4/HANA version, for all types of production: Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing and Repetitive Manufacturing.

Let's discover in this article how to manage Production Version from A to Z.

Requirements

To begin, it is important to define the basics and give some definitions.

Routing : A representation of how you handle work at your level. Typically, a routing consists of a series of operations, also called routing steps. However, a routing may include other steps, such as holding or scrapping, or other routings.

BOM (Bill of Material) : A bill of materials (BOM) is a list of materials, assemblies, components and parts needed to make a product. They can be used to define simple relationships where one component has several sub-components. If necessary, you can define a maximum and minimum quantity for each material and class in the BOM.

Production Version : A production version determines which alternative BOM is used with which routing or master recipe to produce a material or create a master production schedule. For a material, you can have several production versions, for various validity periods and lot size ranges.

Source : https://help.sap.com/

Now that the foundations have been laid, we can present the principle of operation of Production Versions.

Production Version :

What's the objective?

As explained above, it defines the different production methods for a material. Indeed, a material can be produced using several different methods.

First of all, a material can have one or more BOMs. This means that for the production of the latter, it is possible to use different material lists, which lead to the same result.

Secondly, a material can also have one or more routings. This means that for the production of the latter, it is possible to use different lists of operations, which lead to the same result.

The aim is to define a single range and bill of materials pair for the production of this equipment.

Production Version explanation
Production Version explanation

What are the functionalities?

In addition to defining a unique pairing between a routing and a bill of material for the production of a material, a Production Version also allows control functions to be established.

Firstly, it is possible to configure a specific value for a production quantity range. For example, it is possible to create a Production Version with a production quantity from 1" to 5000", or one dedicated to productions of over 1000".

Furthermore, it is also possible to configure a specific value for a validity period. For example, it is possible to create a Production Version between 01.01.2022 and 31.12.2022.

How do I create a Production Version?

In order to create a Production Version, there are two different methods.

The first method is to use the Report CS_BOM_PRODVER_MIGRATIONwhich allows you to create mass production versions. This is a report made available by SAP to generate production versions during the migration to S4/HANA, or in the context of a new implementation.

CS_BOM_PRODVER_MIGRATION
CS_BOM_PRODVER_MIGRATION

The second method is to use the functional transaction C223.

Path : Logistics > Production > Master Data > Production Versions
Transaction code C223
Transaction code C223

In the upper part "Selection Conditions", you must enter at least the Plant and the Material for which you want to create a Production Version, then validate. If one or more Production Versions exist for the material indicated, they will be displayed in the lower table "Production versions".

C223 Production Version list
C223 Production Version list

To view the details of a Production Version, please select it and click on the "Detail view" icon. The information of this version (range, bill of materials etc...) will appear in a new pop-up window.

C223 Production Version detail
C223 Production Version detail

To create a new Production Version, simply click on the "Create" icon in the menu bar, above the lower table "Production Versions" and fill in the necessary information, such as the material number, the Production Version number, the Production Version description, the validity dates etc.

Once created, the Production Version will be automatically assigned the status "Not yet checked", corresponding to the yellow triangle in the column "Status Consistency-check":

C223 status not yet checked
C223 status not yet checked

It will then be necessary to select the new Production Version and perform the Consistency check by clicking on the corresponding button. A new pop-up will appear and inform the user of any inconsistencies:

C223 Consistency check
C223 Consistency check

MRP4 Material Master

Once your Production Version has been created for your material, it is possible to retrieve them in the Material Master and more precisely in the MRP4 view :

MRP4 Material Master
MRP4 Material Master

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