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Reserving Inventory for A Delivery

Hello,

Would like to know if anyone knows how I can reserve inventory for a specifc delivery without having to actually pick the inventory.

The purpose is to have our Order Entry team reserve inventory for orders they enter before the delivery is actualy picked and shipped.

This way they can prioritze order deliveries before the Warehouse issue a picklist.

Thanks,

Mark

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    Jan 04, 2007 at 08:51 AM

    Roberto,

    What do you mean by "Reserve Stock" - I think this is what I am missing.

    Currently new orders being created are not reserving stock, This is why I can issue multiple deliveries irrelevant of the amount of units in Stock - Do you know where I run reservations for Sale Orders ?

    -Mark

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      Hi Mark

      Did you do a test to confirm? I did but it didint work that way. I don't know if more configuration are need. Please input if you can help.

      I apreciate, Thanks

  • Jan 03, 2007 at 10:05 AM

    the only way is to use the ATP check in the order in such a way that the new orders cannot pick availability assigned to other orders and use the fixed date and quanities flag so that these orders are not rescheduled.

    regards

    Roberto Mazzali

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    Jan 03, 2007 at 02:54 PM

    Hi Mark,

    Please see the configuration settings in

    SPRO>SD > BASIC FUNCTIONS > AV. CHECK AND Transfer of Req > Av. Check > Av. Check with ATP logic or against planning > Define Checking groups

    Here you tick the <b>Block Quantity Requirement</b> check box. What this will do is during order entry it will block the material for other users while this material being checked for availability.

    Effectively say out available quantity 20 you are making an order for say 6 pieces, the other users can only see the available quantity as 14 only. which is the net available quantity. Hence you will have a quantity confirmed for delivery and no other order can actually use it for availability.

    Please tell if it helps you. And Reward if it helps you.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sadhu Kishore

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    Jan 03, 2007 at 04:45 PM

    Sadhu - thanks for your response.

    But what you suggested only blocks other users when trying to perform

    My question is how can I block a delivery from being created if the qty in all open sale orders exceeds the qty available in stock.

    For example:

    I have 1 unit of part number X that has been ordered via Sales Order 1234 and delivery 5678 that has not yet been picked.

    When I enter an additional SO for part number X with Qty 1 I am expecting that the system will not allow the delivery to be created with a message similar to "no inventory available for delivery x".

    Basically I am expecting that Sale Order 1234 will reserve the 1 unit upon creation of it's delivery although nothing has been picked yet.

    This way I will be enforcing Order Entry team to create deliveries (or prioritize) only when they have available inventory for it.

    -Mark

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      if your order items are relevant for ATP check and will reserve stock-> new orders will not get confirmed qty if there is no stock available... so if you have qty 10 available, just 10 will be confirmed, all other orders will be saved unconfirmed => NO delivery is going to be created for these orders.... once you add more qty to the stock... you can either run check availability in your backlog orders or just run mass rescheduling which will unconfirm all orders, then run check availability for them according to your defined sort criteria (like you may want orders with high priority to be scheduled first). If you set fixed date & qty flag on sales order item -> this item is excluded from mass rescheduling. NOTE: if you set Fixed date qty flag on partially confirmed order -> sap will treat is as complete... like you are happy with partial qty and don't need more, so keep it in mind.

      BTW, I believe you can do additional ATP check at teh time of delivery if you want.

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    Jan 03, 2007 at 05:02 PM

    Roberto,

    Where do I define that new orders can't pick availability assigned to existing orders ?

    -Mark

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