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Overhead costs in vendor consigment

Dear colleagues,

My client has standard prices which include the purchasing costs but also overhead costs like whse personnel. This is pretty usual. They also chose to post reservation for these costs at each GR. This way, the amounts posted to the price diff. account are real purchasing price differences. This is also working fine.

Nowadays, they want to start working with vendor consignment stock; the stock is not charged and not valuated until it is consumed. The accounting people see the consumption transaction as a sort of purchasing (which sounds logical) and would therefore like to have the overhead reservations in the withdrawal transaction as well.

I have put such conditions in the consignment PIR, much like we do in the standard PIR, but it seems like the system ignores them and only takes the net purchasing price. Then I suggested to the accounting people a custom program that would make the additional overhead posting in a separate document, but they don’t like the idea; they would like to have the consignment withdrawal document exactly the same way as the purchasing document.

I have seen the note 208555, which says that the delivery costs from consignment PIR are not considered. But these are not delivery costs in our case, but overhead costs (no condition category, space).


Have you ever faced such requirement? Do you have a tip how to meet it?

TIA

Raf

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  • Nov 06, 2015 at 09:50 AM

    Hi,

    Just want to update the forum that I have never got the chance to try RMVKON00.

    SAP confirmed that EXIT_SAPLMEXF_001 cannot make a receipt to consignment store produce an accounting document.

    Then the client decided to go for a custom program running after consignment withdrawal and posting the overhead costs in a separate document.

    Thanks again for your ideas!

    Raf

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  • Oct 19, 2015 at 02:13 PM

    Hi again,

    An update...

    Our accounting people agreed to post the reservation for overhead costs when the material arrives at the consignment stores, not when it is consumed. I have then found the user exit EXIT_SAPLMEXF_001; according to its documentation, returning the value "2" in the parameter CH_XCONDITIONS will open the tab Conditions in the PO and post an accounting document during GR according to these conditions.

    However, we don't get an accounting document. The documentation of the exit reads "If you use this customer exit to transfer conditions to the goods movements, the system also creates

    accounting documents for goods movements, such as goods receipts, under certain circumstances."

    Do you know what these "certain circumstances" are?

    TIA

    Raf

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    • Hi Jagdeep,

      Actually, the request was to have the OH costs in the consignment withdrawal document, but I believe the accounting people can accept having them in the settlement document instead.

      Do you know if the exit RMVKON00 allows adding line items to the accounting document? Is it difficult to do so? I mean, there is a lot of information provided by standard SAP in BSEG; hence if I need to create the entries myself I need to provide it too.

      TIA

      Raf

  • Oct 20, 2015 at 06:24 PM

    Hi Raf

    I am not sure you are able to add line items to accounting documents.. but if your OH needs to loaded on inventory.. then you capture them as delivery cost segment or add to your net price before posting the document..

    I would recommend test this your abaper to explore as i do not have straight forward answer for your problem.

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    • Thank you, Jagdeep.

      We will definitely try after I got confirmation from SAP that EXIT_SAPLMEXF_001 cannot make a receipt to consignment store produce an accounting document.

      I am not sure what you mean with "delivery cost segment" in context without a PO (consignment settlement) and chaning the net price is not an option either (this OH is reservation for internal costs; we can't change the vendor's price).

      But we will definitely try adding the lines to the settlement document using the exit that you suggested, RMVKON00.

      I will let you all know how it worked out.

      BR

      Raf