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Special Procurement to generate reservation from another plant instead of STR

Dear All,

I have been trying to get MRP to create reservation from another plant in another Company Code, but currently it create Planned Order for Stock Transfer Requisition instead. I use special procurement key 40.

If we use MRP Area in the same plant, then we have option to create reservation instead of STR.

Is there any way to do this also, but for another Plant in another Company Code?

Helpful reply is appreciated and will be awarded.



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    May 28, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Hello Steve,

    In customization please check the creation indicator setting

    SPRO -> Production -> Material Requirements Planning -> Planning -> Define Creation Indicator.


    Create Purchase Req. =1 Purchase requisitions for your MRP group assign to you material master.

    Also refer consulting note 23922 - MRP: Creation indicators, PReq. or planned order

    Procurement key in material master will define whether MRP will create a planned order or purchase requisition.

    Special Procurement type 40 (F/U) in OMD9 SAP standard

    Also refer these links

    Creation Indicator - Carrying Out the Planning Run (PP-MRP-PR) - SAP Library

    Stock Transfer from Plant to Plant - Special Planning Processes - SAP Library

    Cross-Company Stock Transfer - Managing Special Stocks (MM-IM) - SAP Library

    Best Regards,


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    • Hi Steve

      It is not possible to have stock transfer requisitions generated by MRP if you are using stock transfers between different plants.

      Take a look on the customizing transaction OMD9 where the special procurement type is defined. If you are using special procurement 'U - Stock transfer" and the ordering plant is equal to the delivery plant, a field is available for you to define if you want to generate stock transfers reservations or stock transfer requisitions.

      However, if you are using different plants, this field is hidden and system automatically generates stock transfer requisitions.

      See also question 5 of the FAQ note 550568:

      Question: Is it possible that the MRP creates stock transfer reservations between two plants?

      Answer: No. You can use MRP to create stock transfer reservations only within a plant for the following special cases:

      • Storage location MRP of storage locations that are planned separately
      • Stock transfer within a plant between the plant MRP area and the storage location MRP area or subcontractor MRP area

      Using the special procurement type in the material master, you can create only cross-plant stock transport requisitions, planned orders for stock transfer or scheduling agreement delivery schedule lines for a stock transport scheduling agreement.


  • May 28, 2015 at 08:59 AM

    Hi Steve,

    In your MRP run keep value of create PR as "2" i.e. Purchase requisitions in opening period or 1.



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  • May 28, 2015 at 09:27 AM

    Hello Steve,

    Try with special procurement Key 70 "Reservation from Alternative Plant"

    which has indicator Withdrawal from alternative plant : Controls whether the material can be procured as components using withdrawal from an alternative plant. This means the reservation occurs at an alternative plant if dependent requirement exists.


    Gopinath R

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    • Hi Steve

      There is no standard way to generate 301 reservation for plant to plant transfer. For achieving this you need to modify the standard behaviour of MRP. One of the ideas could be using MD_PURREQ_CHANGE and replace the STRs with 301 reservations in runtime.