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Fulfillment in third party scenario - ByD


I have a query regarding fulfilment type and supplier ID in third party sales order. When we enter a line item we select fulfilment type as "External" and the supplier ID determined automatically from the list price. If user save and close the sales order and open it again to enter another line item fulfilment type of all previously entered items changes to "Internal". User has to change all the line item again. Escalated to SAP and they proposed to use "Assign source of supply" button to assign fulfilment and supplier ID. Could not understand why SAP change the manually entered information when SO is in "Preparation" status? Is there any way we can overcome this problem?

Thanks in advance


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  • Nov 02, 2017 at 05:12 AM

    Hello Premkumar,

    The determination of ship from in sales order is affected by the option "Disable Automatic Ship-From Determination" in product master data -> Availability confirmation tab. By default, this checkbook is not ticked, in this case, when you adding new item into the sales order, system will automatically determine the ship from according to your supplier chain settings, and set Internal as the ship from. To keep External as ship from, you can check the option "Disable Automatic Ship-From Determination" in product master.



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  • Dec 05, 2018 at 04:03 PM

    Hi everyone,

    Moreover, if for one product we check all the planning areas with "Disable Automatic Ship-From Determination", we'll have by default a External Fufilment wth a Supplier based on Contract Lists.

    However, if the company has two contracts (one per Supplier), with the same product in each Contract, how to set by default one Supplier instead another.

    For example, for Internal Fulfilment, we can prioritize Ship from Location by Editing Priorities of transport lanes View.

    Is there the same functionnality for the Suppliers concerned in External Fullfilment?

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    • Dear Robin,

      You can set the contract of one supplier as default by marking the contact as "Fixed Source of Supply". Follow the below given steps to mark one of the contracts as fixed source of supply.

      1. Go to Sourcing and Contacting work center.
      2. Navigate to the Source Determination view and choose the option Fixed Sources of Supply.
      3. Enter the relevant product, the system will list out the available source of supply for the product.
      4. Mark the source of supply of your chose as Fixed source of supply.

      Once you perform the above steps, system will pick up the fixed source of supply every time you create a TPOP order.



  • Dec 06, 2018 at 05:19 PM

    Thank you Anand,

    However, this meethod is that we have to make it product by product.

    Is there any way to put fixed source of supply for all products?

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