Rem – Costing data Tables

When working with the Repetitive manufacturing it is quite common to face error in the costing. Analyzing the values in table level will be helpful.

We have 2 types of costing in the REM Scenario for posting the activity cost.
1. Standard Cost Estimate
2. Preliminary Cost estimate.

Whenever the costing is run the data is stored in the table KEKO with different costing type.

Also in the table it also stores if the costing was successful or costed with errors.



Reduced Qty in REM Planned orders.

Reduced Qty in REM.

Generally in the REM scenario, we will have the planned order and this planned order
details will disappear from the PLAF table once the planned order quantity is completely produced.

When the planned order quantity is available or partially confirmed , the reduced qty is available in the table PLAF – field ABMNG (Reduced quantity).

Some times, this information will be helpful to produce some reports to monitor the situation of the planned order.

I wanted to share this, as i came to know about this very recently.

Again, once the planned order is completed we will not have traceability. So this will he helpful till we have the Planned order in the system.

Action Control in REM

If you are working on the REM and if  you need to control your planned order like a status management of the discrete management then you can use this ACTION CONTROL functionality.

1) What does this ACTION CONTROL do ?
* You can set some actions like Firmed,Scheduled,Printed etc. on the REM Planned orders.

2) Where do i configure ?

Production>Material Requirements Planning>Procurement Proposals>Planned Orders>Action for Planned Order. Here you have 2 configurations

2.1)Define Action Keys
     – You can configure your own action codes are use the SAP standard.
2.2)Define Action Control
    – You can create a Action control Key and put your actions with sequenc.

3) Where do i assing this Action control key?
     You have to assign this in the MRP 4 View>REMsubscreen

4) Where do i seen in the transactions?
    In the REM Planned order you will have a new tab called action control and you can see the latest action code that has been set for it.

5) How do i set this ?
you can use the MDAC – Execute Action transaction code to set this.

6) How do i set this action  in mass ?

You will not be able to do in mass , but you can use the function module MD_SET_ACTION_PLAF to set this action in mass.

Hope this will be useful if some one likes to implement this. and feel free to leave your comments for more questions.

In-Process Inspection in REM

In this Post we will review the In process inspection of the REM scenario. I like to be very specific on particular inspection type since  the incoming inspection( 05 Inspection type) and the Finished Goods Inspection ( 04) are same as discrete manufacturing only.

But the In-Process inspection the lot generation is unique for the Rem Scenario.

In-Process inspection:
*Like the other manufacturing type REM manufacturing cycle also requires to monitor the In Process for the quality control Module.
* In discrete when the production order is created a lot will be generated, but in case of the REM we need to create one inspection lot for each production version.
* The results recording can be done for certain open periods like week, month year based on the requirement.

Master Data:
QM – Master Data:
* MIC- Master inspection Characteristics ( QS21/22/23)
* Inspection Method- ( QS31/32/33)
* Sampling Procedure( QDV1/V2/V3)
PP-Master Data:
* Material master
  # In this QM view should be active
  # Inspection Lot type 13 Should be activated.

* Work centre
* Routing  – In routing we need to maintain the required MIC in the operations.
* Production Version.

Transaction :
* Once when we have all the required master data set up, we are ready to create the Inspection Lot for the In process.
* For this You have to enter the T.code – MFPR
* In this t.code you need to provide the Plant, Material,Production version.
* Once when you enter them and press f8.
* It Will take you to a new screen wtih Process Inspection Lot for Production version.
* Here you need to select the check box for the required Production version and Hit create inspection lot.
* After this you can see the Inspection Lot Generated.

Results Recording;
* Once you have the Inspection lot you can check for them in the QA32.
* The results recording is common.
*  Once when you decide to close the Inspection lot then you can take the usage decision, til then you can record the results with the Inspection Points.
 * Once Usage decision is taken to create the results recoding you need to follow the same process.

The above is simple flow to understand the REM In process inspection

Repetitive Manufacturing – Basic Cycle

In this post I will Explain a simple REM cycle for the PP Module.

Master data:
* Material Master:
* In this you need to have the REM indicator activated.
* A Rem Profile attached
* Production version with BOM, routing, production line( it is nothing but a work centre)
REM indicator activated.
* Routing( Routing or rate routing both will work fine for the rem)
* Production version.

1. REM Profile

Process Flow:
1. First Create all the required material master as indicated above.

2. Once this is done now you have to create a product cost collector

* REM- works on the Product cost by period.
* So the Product cost collector is a CO order which helps to collect all the cost at a material /
production version combination to an internal order
* Which later settles the variance against a material
* You can create the Product cost collector with KKF6N
3. during the creation of the Product cost collector it will prompt you to do the Preliminary cost collector- for rem you need to run this one also.

4. Once the above is done , now you have to run the Cost estimate Mark and release the same with CK11N AND CK21(you can reach the help of FICO consultant to complete this process)

5. Once the above is done now the master data and prerequisites are complete and ready for the PLANNING AND CONFIRMATION of the product/material.

6. Now you can maintain the demand in the md61 for the required quantity.

7. Once the demand is maintained and the MRP is run you will be able to work with the REM PLANNING TABLE.

8. One of the best features in the REM is the Rem Planning table

9. This can be accessed with the T.CODE MF50.

10. Here when you try to access the MF50 you have multiple choices to make selections and also restrictions.

11. Inside the planning table you can see 2 major things
a. In the upper section of the planning table you can see the available/ actual capacity
b. In the lower section of the planning table you can see the demand and few other attributes like stock, ROC, Production version etc.

12. This MF50 helps you to make the Planning- the Creation / modification of the planned order are very dynamic in this screen and is well integrated with all the functionalities.

13. Once all the planning is done with the MF50 then comes the EXECUTION ie) our confirmation.

14. In REM production confirmation is called as MATERIAL BACK FLUSH.

15. you can access the Material back flush with MFBF.

16. HERE in MFBF you can have some mandatory parameters like Quantity, material, production version, date etc which has to be given as input , and the system will in turn perform the back flush.

17. the MFBF is single screen which allow you to perform the below function
* Material back flush
* Excess consumption
* scrap posting
* Only activity posting
and few more.

18 Once the back flush is done the stock gets posting

19. You also have cogi/mf47 FOR clearing the post goods movement errors for automatic posting.

Hope the above process flow will be useful for someone to get introduced to REM. Again this is a short glimpse .
You can post your questions as comments , which will be answered by Me.