Create a Product Structure Header

This document explains how you create a product structure where material and operations can be connected to the product.


The newly created or copied product structure header will retrieve information from the item master. This item information will control specific parts of the continuous registration of the product structure, and how the product will be managed in the production flow.

The product structure header is a prerequisite to connect material and operations to the product.

These files are affected:

In addition, product structure setup is required to implement Process Manufacturing (PM) functionality. This diagram illustrates how product structure settings, structure classes and structure class types, and alternate product structures are used in PM implementation.

Before you start

Follow these steps

  1. Start 'Product Structure. Open' (PDS001/B).

    Select Product.

  2. Select facility and sorting order.

  3. Select product by double clicking the product.

  4. On the E panel, you can define basic information about the product in one or several fields:

    • Status
      • 10 - Preliminary
      • 15 - Approved
      • 20 - Definitive
      • 90 - Blocked
      Note: Products with status 10 are preliminary and not activated for explosion through MRP and creation of manufacturing orders.

      Products with status 15 are approved for explosion of demand to lower levels by creating planned manufacturing orders with corresponding material reservations. Manufacturing orders cannot be created.

      Products with status 20 are definitive and fully enabled for both explosion of demand to lower levels and creation of manufacturing orders for execution of production.

      Products with status 90 are blocked and deactivated for explosion and creation of manufacturing orders.

    • Text
    • Drawing number
    • Product structure class associated with one of these class types:
      • 00 = Discrete
      • 11 = Formula Bill of Material (BoM)
      • 12 = Manufacturing route
      • 13 = Bulk item
      • 14 = Pack BoM
      • 15 = Packaged item
      Note: The system checks the product structure class type (PCLT) and if the value is 11-'Formula BoM' or 15-'Packaged item product structure', you can define output item details using 'Output Items. Open' (PDS029).
    • Version managed
      Note: The setting on this check box cannot be changed after the initial data setup for the product structure is completed.
    • Revision no.
    • Responsible
    • Structure complexity
    • Planning time fence
    • Alternate routings
    • Order multiple
    • Standard routing
    • Production lot-controlled operations existence
    • Percentage BoM
    • Allow date gap.

      'Allow date gap' determines if a gap in the date sequence for a given sequence or operation number is allowed or not in 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002). If the parameter is selected, the 'To Date' field of a material or operation line is kept if the change results to a gap in the date sequence. If deselected, the 'To Date' field of a material or operation line is adjusted to the day before the 'From Date' field of the next line.

      Note: The parameter is only visible if the 'Validity dates' parameter in 'Settings – Product Structure' (CRS787) is selected.
  5. Continue to the F panel where you define the documentation for the product:

    • Number of put-away cards
    • Number of labor tickets
    • Number of routing cards
    • Number of design documents
    • Number of material requests
    • Number of shop traveler cards
    • Number of lot cards.
  6. Specify these values for kit items on the G panel:

    • Kit control
    • Pricing method
    • Reservation level
    • Statistic level
    • Kit printout.
  7. Press Enter to finish.

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