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Using movement type 411 in the automatic reservations created by MRP

Hi SAP gurus..

We have a situation where we need to move stock from one storage location A to another storage location B whenever the stock level in B falls below a reorder point.

We can achieve this by declaring SLoc B as a separate MRP area within the plant and then by using a special procurement type for a Stock Transfer for this MRP area. This gives us a reservation with movement type 311 and B as the receiving SLoc. We can then post a Stock Transfer for this reservation and it works.

However, in our case we store only Vendor Consignment Stock in SLoc A. The requirement is that when we relocate a quantity from A to B, we cannot move it as a Consignment Stock. When it is moved to B, it should be changed to our own stock and we have to pay the vendor now. With movement type 311 it is not possible. With 311, if it was consignment stock in SLoc A, it would be consignment stock in SLoc B. Which does not help us.

One possibility for us is to use movement type 411 instead. 411 allows the stock relocation from A to B, and also a change from special stock K to own stock in one single posting. As a matter of fact, we have been doing it in foreground so far. But now to automate this relocation from A to B, we somehow need to create the automatic reservations by MRP run with movement type 411. Do you see any possibility of doing this? Or any other proposals?

Thanks in advance!


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  • Jan 27, 2017 at 06:09 AM

    Why is it needed to change the ownership with this storage location transfer? You can directly consume from consignment stock, there is in general no need to change the ownership first.

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    • Dear Jürgen,

      At the outset, thanks for all your extremely helpful posts on SCN related to the different corners of SAP. I have been a beneficiary of many of them :)

      For this requirement at hand, we finally decided to go for the following:

      1. MRP creates a reservation with 311 to move stock from A to B (we cant do anything to control the mvt type).

      2. We run a program that recreates all these reservations- but with movement type 411.

      3. We create the material document for the reservations with mvt type 411. We do stock determination here, so that system actually removes from the K stock from SLoc A and posts 411K.

      4.. Next MRP run deletes the reservation with mvt type 311.

      Though this does not look like one of the best solutions but I hope it serves our purpose.

      Please let me know your thoughts/comments.



  • Jan 27, 2017 at 08:02 AM

    Hi Jürgen.. Thanks for your reply.

    The problem is that there are some custom related legalities involved. Everytime we remove from the consignment stock we need to do a custom clearance process which is quite some work. So we don't want to do it for each transaction for example for 261 K ..601 K etc. So we move a fixed lot from consignment to own in discrete manner. So that we have to do the custom clearance let's say only once in a month or so..



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    Feb 03, 2017 at 06:43 PM

    Instead of reorder point you could use Kanban. The control cycle can be configured to 411K stock transfer.

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