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Aug 14, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Subcontracting and creating component puchase order directly to subcontractor


Dear expert,

I am quite new to the community since this is my very first post!

Let me explain my business requirement:

A distribution center uses the MM subcontracting functionality to produce finished goods which are then received to their warehouse. It has a subcontracting vendor for which they order raw material which are directly send by the raw material vendor to the subcontracting vendor. The raw material is NEVER managed in the distribution center warehouse. This raw material is ALWAYS sent to Subcontracting Vendor XXX.

What we do when ordering raw material through ME21n is that we create a purchase order to the raw material vendor, and in the purchase order item we write the material number, quantity and subcontracting vendor (as the raw material will be received directly to the subcontracting vendor). This enables to post the good receipt directly to special stock O for Subcontracting Vendor XXX.

My question is: is it anywhere possible to specify that a material will always be purchased for and delivered to a specific subcontracting vendor? So that the ME21n would automatically be populated with the Subcontracting Vendor XXX?

As per my requirement, I would like in the plant level in the material master to specify that this specific raw material will always be purchased to Subcontracting Vendor XXX.

This would be similar to what the "Storage location for external procurement" in the MRP2 Material master does when creating a purchase order (the PO item is then automatically affected to specified storage location just after keying plant code).

We are running SAP ECC6, EHP0.

Thanks in advance for your insights.