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Hi Gurus

We have the following requirement.

-> PIR should be uploaded from ECC.

-> Heuristic happens in APO to generate Purchase Req's (As its Procurement type is "F").

It is new plant, ciffed to APO and try to run in RRP3, we are getting some error like  "External procurement in planning segment not allowed (product 02738M9/HK11:.

Please find the below screen shot for log details.

Kindly post your valuable suggestion what has to done for solving this, Thanks in advance.

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    Dec 24, 2014 at 07:07 AM

    Hello Sudhakar,

    Message no. /SAPAPO/RRP433 -External procurement in planning segment not allowed

    What is planning strategy are you using?

    For planning without final assembly, external procurement is not allowed.

    Please refer OSS note 519070 "Planning without Final Assembly"

    Have you set Individual/coll indicator value to 1?

    Best Regards,


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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Sudhakaran,

      Is there any specific point you don't understand in above? I see it inline with what Rupesh says above... In APO planning without final assembly works only for in-house produced materials... The planning segment is used to procure components before the receipt of any sales order - but in case of externally procured materials since there are no components to be procured and hence planning segment does not make sense...

      I think you need to change planning strategy to allow F-type materials being planned in APO through heuristics... It is in MRP3 tab.