Enter Material in Bill of Material

This procedure is used to specify and maintain material in a bill of material.

Before you start

Before you begin to specify material in a bill of material these prerequisites must be met:

Also, depending on how the material is to be used, these prerequisites might need to be met:


An entry for one or more materials for a product (making up its bill of material).

Follow these steps

Follow these steps to specify material in a bill of material.

  1. Start 'Product Structure. Open' (PDS001) and select related option 11='Material and Operation' to start 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002/B).

  2. Select sorting order 1, 2, 3, 11, 12 or 13.

  3. Specify a component in the bill of material by specifying sequence number, component number and any validity date. Information regarding the material is retrieved from the item file.

  4. Verify, change and supplement the information in either the full screen or detail panels E and F. Specify the operation number for the operation in which the material is to be used.

  5. End the process here, or supplement the material entry as needed in accordance with steps 6, 7, 8 and 9.

  6. Yield calculation. If the material will be included in a yield calculation, then specify the yield material on panel (PDS002/F).

  7. By-product. When such an item is a material, a by-product or co-product code is proposed. Manual override is possible for this on panel (PDS002/F).

  8. Define issue method according to Material Issue Method.

  9. Potency and concentration regulating materials. Items containing an active substance, as expressed by a potency or concentration, must be specified as an active item on panel (MMS001/G). When such an item is specified as a material, the potency or concentration can be compensated. Select related option 15='Component Potency' in (PDS002) to start 'Material. Enter Potency Compensating Itm' (PDS004). To create compensators, specify the component number and compensation percentage.

    Note: The components displayed in the browse window appear based on the From date of the product version for which you are compensating.
  10. Exit (F3).

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