|To activate "Engineering Change Management", what are the settings
that are needed?
Engineering Change Management is used to track and control all the changes
with reference to Material master, BOM, Work Center & Routing.
This are the basic IMG settings in order to
used the engineering change management features.
x refers to a tick.
First setup the control data in OS54.
Revision level active
Ext. revision level
Higher revision level
Object Management Record sections
Assign alternative date
Overide value/assignment date sections
Only with leading change mst. x
Setting the Revision level active is to activate the engineering change
management for material master. If you do not want the engineering
change management for materials, remove the tick.
With a tick in "Higher revision level", the new revision level has to be
always higher than the old revision.
Secondly, setup the external number range in OS53.
If you use the internal number range, then remove the external number range.
Third, define the status for the change master records in transaction SM30
Change No. Chg
Date Chg Dist. Lock
Fourth, define modification parameters for the BOM in OS27.
BOM Validty Maint.
EC Management Active x
The rest of the fields are blank.
If the History Requirement is tick, every time during creation of the BOM,
SAP willprompt your for an ECN number as is compulsory.
Lastly, define fields selection for routing in OP5A.
PP task lists: initial screen -> Change number
-> Transaction code -> Tick Req.
Setting the Transaction code fields Required indicate that you
have make the ECN number compulsory when changing the routing.
Finally, do a test by making changes to the Material Master, BOM and Routing.