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STO from valuated plant to non valuated plant

Hi Experts,

For a particular material type, if I have configured the material as both value and quantity update in plant 3000 while only quantity update in plant 3001, I believe the system will require me to use account assignment category K or something else to consume the value in case I want to transfer from plant 3000 to plant 3001.

However, the use of account assignment category will result in quantity also not updating in the plant 3001 as the standard MvT 101 is using the quantity string MEU2.

If standard PO is used instead, the MvT 101 is using quantity string ME01. The quantity is updated in such case.

If I want to keep the quantity in plant 3001, what should I do in case of STO?

Regards,

Alex

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3 Answers

  • May 05, 2017 at 05:32 PM

    How did you define your plant as non-valuated, it might be worth to see a screenshot from this customizing part

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    • Hi Jurgen,

      For the OSS note 114685, it explained the change of stock in transit in order to handle transfer from a plant with valuation to a plant without valuation as per the material type. However, I still not very sure on the basic concept on why the quantity is consumed together with the value in such case.

      The main problem behind this is regarding physical inventory. As the normal PO will keep quantity update while STO won't, it is not possible to count the physical stock as the material is physically the same but the inventory are not.

      Regards,

      Alex

  • May 08, 2017 at 07:35 PM

    I had just mentioned this note for a single sentence in that note: "This change was necessary to allow a stock transfer between two plants with different valuation (the material type is valuated in one plant and non-valuated in the other plant)." The note was a correction for an other problem which should not bother you at all after so many years. However this single sentence explains that your goal is covered in the standard design.

    A setup of the material type like you have will force that the PO needs an account assignment, as it has to know to where it has to post the value. On the other hand exact this customizing also forces SAP to create inventory despite of an account assignment.

    What movement types do you actually use in your process? Do you do one-step or two step process?

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    • Hi Jurgen,

      I understand that the previous note is regarding something else. The point that I want to raise is about the system design for this kind of movement. After all, the key problem that I am facing is the difference in quantity update between standard PO and STO. Or in other word, I am not sure why the standard design is behaving like this. My expectation is the quantity should be updated for both standard PO and STO in case the quantity update is checked while value update is not.

      Back to your query, the STO is the one with delivery. MvT 641 and 101 are being used. The configuration of MvT 101 is the first image in the first post. The quantity string is MEU2 and it won't update the quantity in the receiving plant. I am not clear of your meaning of the message "On the other hand exact this customizing also forces SAP to create inventory despite of an account assignment."

      So, the problem is still the same in short. For standard PO, quantity is update upon GR while STO won't. This creates a difficulty in physical inventory process.

      Hope that I make my point clear enough. Thanks for the patient and detail response!

      Regards,

      Alex

  • May 14, 2017 at 08:01 AM

    see OSS note 2471675 - Unclear Stock Postings after 647 Movement Type / Account Assignment

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    • hi Jurgen,

      I wanted to know whether STO for non valuated material ( Qty ticked and value unticked ) where STO is marked with account determination K ( cost center ).

      Can you please let me whether stock can be received at destination plant and it should reflect in MMBE.

      Please note , Normal Purchase order ( NB ) with non valuated material and account determination K. This wll go to stock.

      My question is only on STO. Whether we can have receiving plant GR stock seen in MMBE. If so please share me confg