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Material Replication and Internal Catalog

Dear Seniors,

  I am new to SRM and basically a MM guy. I have a doubt about material replication and internal catalog. Here it goes, when user creates shopping cart for a material, he selects either from external catalog hosted by vendor else from internal catalog hosted by MDM team. If we replicate materials from MM to SRM, will it be saved automatically under Internal catalog? or External Catalog? or somewhere else? How user could create shopping cart for those materials? i have the same doubt for vendor replication too? please clarify my doubts in detail. Thanks in advance.

Warm Regards,

Prasad J

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    Aug 09, 2013 at 06:50 PM

    Hi , Prasad,

    If you replicate materials to SRM - you do need catalog for them. You can just order internal material with material number. No catalog features such as MDM or OCI are used. When user creates shopping cart he should order internal materials or services - additional link on the screen, where catalogs are shown.

    As for vendors - you need to replicate them - then you can use them in SRM on a position tab "Source of Supply".

    Best Regards


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    • Former Member prasath j

      prasath j wrote:

      Hi Konstantin,

        Thanks for your reply. Do you mean there is no need of catalog for replicated materials in SRM? Then why MDM team is creating an internal catalog? Please clarify. Thanks.

      Think about this scenario -

      For the materials replicated from MM, users want to have pictures. Or they want to select 'n' number of materials and then compare them - These can be achieved by maintaining them in internal catalogs.

      So, adding them to catalog or not is purely driven by your requirements!

      Hope this is helpful!