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May 21, 2016 at 06:05 PM

How to generally block some materials for sale but allow to certain ship-to numbers


Hi there,

In theory this question is at least related to 'Material listing and exclusion: VB01/02 etc' but I think it's not a simple scenario handled by SAP standard. Would appreciate your thoughts. My situation is as per below.

We have a US-Domestic sales org / distributional channel 'US' combination

We have a International (means ex-US) sales org / distributional channel 'IN' combination

I have a list of materials but these materials cannot yet be generally sold - neither in the US and neither international.

However I do have a couple of customers in the US and Europe where I am allowed to ship the materials to (and must do for testing purposes).

Our usual method to block sale before full release is to:

1. Use a DChain status which blocks material for that sales org/distribution channel

2. And in addition block / exclude countries in VB01 - either all of them or at least those which should be blocks

3. It can also be of course that make it generally Dchain status saleable for the relevant sales org/distribution channel but only release certain countries from exclusion in VB02

The challenge is that for the US sales org / distributional channel we want to keep these materials generally Dchain blocked but we do want to allow 2 customers to override this general sorg/dch/country exclusion. And to make matters more difficult - the sold-to customer needs to remain generally blocked --- only the 2 specific ship-tos should be allowed get orders through.

It's similar for the international sales org / distributional channel. We want these materials to be generally blocked and also in general blocked for Germany but we want to allow orders from a couple of shiptos in Germany.

Many thanks for checking.