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Special stock indicator in sub-con P.O 'E'

Dear Sir,

Please can you elaborate how system will trigger special stock 'E' in sub-con P.O.



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  • Mar 30, 2016 at 10:22 AM


    Check for which requirement this subcon PO has been created also check account assignment

    Subcontracting Purchase Order which could be assigned to Special Valuated Sales Order or Project stock can have special stock 'E'

    Refer this useful help document,

    Subcontracting for Sales Order Stock and Project Stock - Managing Special Stocks (MM-IM) - SAP Library

    Best Regards,


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    • Hello

      Please observe that it's not possible to have a subcontracting component assigned to the sales order and to the vendor special stock. Both are special stocks and you cannot have a material assigned to two special stocks at the same time.


  • Mar 30, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Hello Pralhad,

    As per my knowledge pure sub contracting process will not be possible in standard SAP through the PO which is linked to sales order and special stock E i.e. DC preparation 541 Movement type against the PO which is linked to Sales orders will not be possible

    Possibilities :

    1. hence as suggested by Brahmankar you can create one new storage location for subcontracting and transfer the stock manually to that storage location after that do the GR against the PO with special stock

    2. Transfer the Child component stock from sales order to unrestricted stock and change the Individual requirement to Collective requirement in the PO, then do the 541 Movement and do the GR against that PO



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  • Mar 30, 2016 at 02:40 PM


    I think you can have MTO for the parent code and subcontracting at the same time.

    What you canĀ“t have is a special stock E in the components, because the component needs to be sent to the vendor, meaning that you will have 2 special stocks.

    For example, suppose that you have this BOM structure:

    1CS of Material A

    --> 1 EA of Material X

    Material A will have procurement type = F, Special Procurement Type = 30 and Planning strategy for MTO.

    Material X should have Individual/coll. = 2 and be planned as MTS.

    Kind Regards,


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