You can register and manage your Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) that perform manufacturing activities on behalf of your company. You can select the products that the CMO can produce and then you can assign serials to the CMO per product that they must use during manufacturing.


List of Procedures


Creating a CMO

You need to register all the CMOs that manufacture products on behalf of your company by giving their names, their addresses, and the list of products.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site managementCMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs and the Create CMO panel.


Note: When viewing the details of a CMO, you can open the Create CMO panel by clicking Create.



2. Under the Master data tab, fill in the form as described below. The required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) in the form.


FieldDescription
CMO nameEnter the CMO name.
CMO addressEnter the CMO address.
Produceable products

Select the products that the CMO can produce on your behalf. The application offers 10 products in the drop-down but you can also search for another product by entering the product code or the product description in the search field.


You can assign the same product to multiple CMOs.


3. Click Save. The CMO is created and is added to the list.



Next Steps


Assign serials to the CMO per product. For more information, see Managing Serials for a CMO.


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Managing Serials for a CMO

After you selected the products that the CMO can produce on behalf of your company, you can assign the serials to the CMO. The CMO must use the assigned serials during production. The serials are taken from the serial number pool that was previously filled through SAP ATTP, SAP ICH, or SNM and they are unique numbers.


Before You Begin


Make sure you have filled the serial number pool with serials. You can generate serials in-house by using SNM or you can request serials from SAP ATTP or SAP ICH.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find and select the CMO to view its details. The application displays the master data of the CMO on the Update CMO panel.


Example:



3. Click Serial management tab. The application displays the list of products assigned to the CMO with the number of available versus assigned serials.


Example:



4. Select a product and click on the Assign serials button on the right. The application displays the Assign serials window.


In our example, we are going to assign serials for product "11223344556677 Medicine Demo Product". At this point, we have 188 available serials and 10 assigned serials.


5. Enter the number of serials you want to assign.


Note: You cannot assign more serials than what is available in the pool.

Example:



6. Click Save. The number of assigned serials is increased while the number of available serials is reduced with the amount specified.


In our example, we have assigned 15 serials for product "11223344556677 Medicine Demo Product". The number of available serials is reduced to 173 while the number of assigned serials is increased to 25.





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Searching for a CMO


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Enter the CMO name in the search field.

  • The list of the CMOs is filtered based on the search criteria.
  • You can reset the filter by clicking Reset filters.

3. Select the CMO to view its master data on the Update CMO panel. You can also view the status of serials per assigned product by clicking on the Serial management tab.


Example:




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Updating the Master Data of a CMO


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find and select the CMO in the list you want to update. The application displays the Update CMO panel.


3. Under the Master data tab, modify the required fields.


FieldDescription
CMO nameEnter the CMO name.
CMO addressEnter the CMO address.
Produceable products

Select the products that the CMO can produce on your behalf. The application offers 10 products in the drop-down but you can also search for another product by entering the product code or the product description in the search field.


You can assign the same product to multiple CMOs.


4. Click Save.



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Deleting a CMO


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find the CMO in the list you want to delete.


Example:



3. Click the delete icon and confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.



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