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What does an ECC Special Procurement Key do for APO?


This question regards the ECC master data element of Special Procurement Type. My client uses this and uses Special Procurement 'U' - Stock Transfer. Where they have defined many Z entries with the source and destinations listed. None of the BOM component settings are ticked.

What effect on APO does this have? I realise that it will automatically create the transportation lane for the route, but is that it? APO will still create the STRs and do the planning of this material? is it just a method to create transportation lanes (within APO)


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    Nov 19, 2013 at 03:41 PM


    Special Procurement U (Stock Transfer) with No BOM Components selected is the correct setting with which TL creation in APO should work.

    Once Special procurement key is defined in ECC master data, Transportation lanes will get created in APO when you do an initial transfer of that material master.

    Eg. if SPK 01 is defined at destination location 0002 and concerned source plant is 0001 then

    Tlane 0001-->0002 will be create in APO.

    When you run heuristics in APO for this material at plant 0002, the STR will select the plant 0001 as source plant. (Provided there is no quota arrangement pointing to a different source location or there is another T alne with higher priority defined).

    For more details check 619976 - Special procurement types in APO (documentation)



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