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Purchase Requisition with Freight Agent

Hello friends,

We are starting to set Freight Agent in contracts and with material vendor as well. Having both set in a contract and creating a purchase order from the contract we get both vendor and freight agent automatically set at PO header.

The issue we are having is when a user creates a purchase requisition based on the contract and then creates a purchase order based on the PR plus contract. As the PR has only the material vendor, the PO won't get the freight agent data from it and neither from the contract.

Any tips on how to handle this scenario? Is there any way to have more than one vendor at PR so we can have material vendor and also freight agent or any way to make the PO gets vendor data from the contract and not from the PR without ABAP development?

Thanks in advance.

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    Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 06:56 PM

    >>> when a user creates a purchase requisition based on the contract <<<

    This is already wrong, a PR is not created based on a contract, a PR is created based on a required quantity that is not in stock.

    The buyer is then assigning a source of supply to the requisition e.g. in ME57, and this source is then your contract.

    And when converting this PR you will get the conditions over from the contract into the PO along with the freight vendor maintained in the condition.

    And if you have the freight agent as well in the partner functions of your contract then even those get copied over from the contract to the PO, precondition of the right setup of partner functions

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      Thanks for you answer.

      There is one thing I don't understand though. Why this won't work if I assign a contract as a source of supply while creating the PR but will work if I assign it using ME57?

      Doing this, I am getting all the conditions I want from the PR with contract over to the PO, except freight agent.

  • Posted on Jan 07, 2016 at 05:43 AM


    As you said , you are creating P.R with respect to contract so your contract is having freight condition with respective vendor.Why you want in P.R.

    P.R is an internal document between purchasing department and user department to have a track on the requirement what needs to be procured and for what qty and at what value and where it needs to be delivered.



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