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STO from valuated plant to non valuated plant

May 05, 2017 at 04:34 PM

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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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Jürgen L
May 05, 2017 at 05:32 PM
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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,

I agreed the term that I used is not good. What I want to say is a material type where quantity update is enable or not in the material type configuration. It's not a plant specific setting. It is more material type per plant setup.

Regards,

Alex

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okay, but how is YOUR setting, as you said the quantity will not update?

Have never before worked with a UNBW material and realized how purchase orders are created and what the goods receipt does despite of account assignment?

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Hi Jurgen,

Sorry for missing the configuration snapshot previously. Here is it.

First, I can't refer this material type as UNBW as there is one plant where both quantity and value are updated.

My observation is as below.

1. For standard PO against plant 2001, no AAC is required and the GR stock will be keep in both quantity and value.

2. For standard PO against plant 2002, AAC is mandatory and the GR stock will keep only quantity. Quantity string is ME01.

3. For STO from plant 2001 to plant 2002, AAC is mandatory and the GR stock will not keep in both quantity and quality. Quantity string is MEU2.

As a result, I will have mixed behaviour based on the procurement channel in plant 2002.

Please correct me if I have anything wrong in the understanding.

Thanks!

Regards,

Alex

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the customizing for quantity value updating is correct, and I do actually not expect a change to anything else to have this scenario working, it is a long established scenario as you can read in prerequisite section of OSS note 114685 which is from 3.1 times.

Anything else special in your scenario?

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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

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Jürgen L
May 08, 2017 at 07:35 PM
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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

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Jürgen L
May 14, 2017 at 08:01 AM
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see OSS note 2471675 - Unclear Stock Postings after 647 Movement Type / Account Assignment

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Hi Jurgen,

Thanks for pointing this out. I believe SAP is really designed in this way with the support of the note and testing. However, I still have the same question starting at the very beginning. Why the system is designed in this way? Why such difference occurs between STO and normal PO?

Regards,

Alex

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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

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