We have the BOM where the subassembly is outsourced (bought) from a contract manufacturer. However, several components required for this subassembly is planned/bought on behalf of the contract manufacturer by the OEM manufacturer. Problem is if we make the subassembly a "Buy" item, then MRP does not blow down this subassembly to plan for the components ?
Want to know that is it a standard functionality in MRP and ASCP, that the components of the BUY item is NOT Exploded ? Also does the Explosion depends only on the item type (BUY) or also on the PLAN Method attribute ?
IF you want to explode the BUY item BOM for recommendations, please try creating a sourcing rule which says make from XXX Org and then make it planning active.
This will explode the demand to the components, it is understood that it will create Planned Orders for creating Jobs for the Sub-assembly and hope it is not an issue.
Rule: Sourcing Rule takes higher precedence than Item Type
Thanks a lot for the response.
1. Do you mean, I should define the Sub Assembly ABC as a BUY item (using the Purchase Template) ?
2. If yes, what should be the Plan control ( Ccan we have Plan Control as NOT PLANNED or it has to be something other than NOT PLANNED)
3. Then I should define the Sourcing rule in M1 (Sub assembly in M1) saying that Make at M2 and Tranfer from M2
4. This will create Planned order for creating Jobs for the Sub-assembly ABC even though it is a BUY item
1--According to my understanding the Sub Assembly ABC si already defined as a BUY item
3--You can still create it as make at M1
4---Yes, and please ignore the suggestions given by the plan for the Sub Assembly ABC
what should be the Plan control ( Can we have Plan Control as NOT PLANNED or it has to be something other than NOT PLANNED). Generally speaking for MRP/ASCP to consider for planning, is it necessary to have Plan Control something other than NOT PLANNED ?