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Skip availability checks on intercompany purchase orders

Hi,

Our scenario is as follows.

We are having APO system linked with our R/3 system for availability checks.

During creation of intercompany purchase order availability checks is carried in APO and as per stock availability PO is confirmed automatically.

Our requirement is that for some checking groups there should not be availability checks on purchase order. Our planner will do stock confirmation in APO as per convenience and then PO will confirm.

We can not remove check box of availability check in checking group because this will impact on all process e.g. confirmation of sales order etc.

Can you please give any input whether we can achieve this using standard or we need to do this in user exits.

Thanks

Sudhir

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    Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 09:45 AM

    Sudhir,

    I assume that when you say "intercompany Purchase Orders" you are referring to Stock Transport Orders. Please confirm.

    When you maintain the Check Mode for STOs in GATP you normally use a different Business Event from the BE used by Sales docs. Sales docs in standard ECC always use BE's of A or AE or AQ or AV or AW, depending upon the MRP segment. Your BE in SCM is dependent upon the Checking Rule created in ECC. A common BE (Checking Rule) for Stock Transport orders is "U", but there is no SAP standard for this config.

    I suggest you modify the Check Instructions for the STO Check mode for STOs so as to turn off Availability checking. If you don't have a unique Business Event (Checking Rule) for STOs, create one in both ECC and SCM.

    Check Mode - SCM IMG > APO > GATP > General Settings > Maintain check Mode

    Checking Rule - SCM IMG > APO > GATP > General Settings > Maintain check Instructions

    Best regards,

    DB49

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    • Hi Sudhir,

      Thanks for your confirmation on the problem statement.

      I am proposing use of "Cancel Confirmation" option. which can be seen in Parameter Check Tab from BOP variant.

      So now regardless of whether ATP Check is done or not when STO is created, you have option to run to Cancel existing(or previous) confirmations for STOs which are confirmed by real-time ATP Check. Also you can define additional filter/selection by creating filter variants.

      Once cancel confirmation is done, then you can run BOPI to do actual confirmation based on Stock availability. This will respect the Sorting(prioritization) and filter logic as well.

      Note, Cancel Confirmation BOP process is pretty quick. But still allow some time for update/send (CIF transfer) to complete before running the actual BOP.

      This may not be the perfect solution, but I know it works well. I have used similar logic to handle scenario with particular Order Type of Sales order.

      Advantage is no custom development.

      Please think about it and let me know.

      Thank you

      Satish Waghmare

  • Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Hello Sudhir,

    I completely agree with expert Former Member on this. I too had similar requirement in the past during one of our implementations and we had created a new check mode for this purpose that has the check instructions settings as "No availability check. ". However, if your system is determining the checking rule as "A" ( I am not sure if it does )., you can modify the requirement class / check mode in the user exit EXIT_SAPLATPC_001 and pass the check mode that has the availability checking switched off. This should help you achieve your job.

    Babu Kilari

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