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How to monitor Sub vendor's vendor stock in SAP MM?

Apr 18, 2017 at 07:02 AM

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If my Sub Vendor is sending some material to other vendor for job work or any other purpose. How will I monitor that stock in my SAP system?

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Jürgen L
Apr 19, 2017 at 09:52 AM
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The question is also no answered - " a clients requirement" is like a Christmas wish.

What does one do with that information?

How do you even know that your vendor outsources part of his work?

How do you know when the material moves from your subcontractor to his subcontractor?

And even when you know that then you would eventually transfer the stock, but what would you really gain with that move, with that info in your SAP system. To consume the stock provided it has to be moved back to your original subcontractor, to whom you placed the order, otherwise your receipt will fail with an error message.

So you actually add quite some work and additional communication. And you need to evaluate if that is really wanted, if that effort is okay for the information that you want. Not to forget that you may have to setup the subcontractor of your vendor as a vendor in your system too.And you will never do any business case with him, and those who clean data will always stumble of such vendors with no business.

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Jürgen L
Apr 18, 2017 at 07:47 AM
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Why do you need to do that? This other vendor is the business partner of your vendor. Your insight ends at your vendor. For you is the stock with your vendor.

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It was the clients requirement. Its not possible in standard SAP system. I think I have to take help of developer for this.

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My problem is not solved yet. Can you please help me. I was thinking it may work like SD concept of Third Party shipping without GRN. But not working out in MM.

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shiva sood Apr 18, 2017 at 09:09 AM
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You cannot view these details as your system can only keep track of stock you have send to your sub contract vendor and not the business partner of your vendor

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Thank you.

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My problem is not solved yet. Can you please help me. I was thinking it may work like SD concept of Third Party shipping without GRN. But not working out in MM.

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Hi Kedar,

How do you get notified for GR for third party shipping in your system? May be with an auto email for GR so that you can billing document to your customer or you get an Idoc.

You can try to get an Idoc or data in form of XML from your vendor partner for stock data for information.

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Former Member Apr 19, 2017 at 09:37 AM
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My problem is not solved yet. I was thinking it may work like SD concept of Third Party shipping without GRN. But not working out in MM.

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