The condition technique provides you with greater flexibility in material determination. When you process a document, the system automatically searches for valid master records that you created previously in material determination.
That defines how the material should be determined.
When you process master records, you can:
Restrict the validity period of a record
Maintain separate entries for each key combination
Determine reasons for substitution
Save one or more substitutes per master record
Selecting Products Manually
In manual production selection, (reason for substitution 0005), the system does not automatically replace the product.
Automatic Product Selection
When you enter an order, the system tries to fill the quantity of the order with the first material in the material determination master record. If there is not enough of this material, it fills the remaining quantity with the next material.
You can choose whether or not you want to re-run material determination when the delivery is created. If material determination is re-run, the result of the substitution may change due to the new availability situation.
Partial confirmation of product selection
The Partial confirmation of product selection allows you to deal with shortfall cases (in which only the available quantity is confirmed, and it is less than the order quantity) by passing the shortfall quantity on to materials planning. In this case, an additional sub-item is generated with a specifically defined material.
The sequence of the substitution materials in the master data influences the result of the automatic product selection in the order.
If you want the material that is first entered in the order to be included in the substitution, then you must enter it in the substitutions list.