When a main BOM item is a subcontract item (in the item category field
of PO/PR line item, the value is "L"), then the system will automatically
know that the sub items need to be issued out. Such issue, from the
internal system processing view point, is only a transfer from one storage
location to the subcontractor vendor storage location rather than a consumption.
It will only be deemed a consumption when the parent item is received back
from the vendor. The system will automatically track all the items
sent to the vendor waiting to be receieved back.
The following are the pre-requisite procedure for handling subcontract
When setting up the subcontracted parent item (material type HALB), the
material master has a procurement type of "F" and special procurement of
30. The effect is that when the purchase requistion was created by
MRP or manually, the item category will be "L".
BOM items for the main part has been setup to contain all the materials
which must be supplied FOC to the vendor.
There is no need to setup the routing for the sub-contracted main item.
The following are subcontracted related procedures:
Finding out what sub-items need to be issued to subcontractors and issue
Finding out what sub-items have been issued to subcontractors and waiting
to come back.
Receiving subcontracting item (from the store viewpoint, there is no difference
from normal receiving).
Invoice processing : the invoice is only for the services and is no difference
from normal processing.
Invoke transaction ME2O
Leave the Date required, Material and Plant blank unless you wish to limit
the listing to a specific area. Check the Only Negative available
SC stocks if you only want to look at the cases where materials need to
be handed to the subcontractor. If you do not check this, then items
which have already been issued to the subcontractor and waiting to come
back will also be shown.
To issue the items to the subcontractor, select the item, then click Post
goods issue button.
Enter the storage location from which the sub-items is taken out, and the
If there is not sufficient on hand stock to be given to the subcontractor,
then the system will issue a "0 items posted" message. If there is
sufficient quantity, the system will transfer the quantity to the vendor
storage location. On this screen, you can also check the on hand
stock balance by clicking the stock overview and stock/requirement buttons.
You may also palce the cursor on a PO number and display the PO details
giving rise to this SC issuing requirement.
Receive in the new Material after sub-contract
Clear the quantity in Material Provision for Vendor
Debit Inventory - New Part
Credit Inventory - Purchase Offset
Debit Service cost for sub-contract
Credit GR/IR - Inventory
Debit ROH - Material Consumed
Credit ROH - Material Consumed