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Former Member
Dec 19, 2007 at 05:08 PM

Subcontractors Partners


We need some hints on how SAP can manage a specific business process.

We have good relations with our subcontractors vendors. For now, some of our subcontractors keep in stock all our inventory of some raw material for their future subcontracting PO.

For now we use the MRP areas functionnality to manage the Subcontractor raw material replenishment, "Third party PO process" etc.

A MRP area is created per plant per subcontractor. We have many MRP areas created in the same plant and in other plants. Sometimes the same MRP area is created in 2 different plants and the inventory level doesn't communicate with the other one.

We want an automatic process that would do a "Special procurement key" amont subcontractors because they are exchanging material. A subcontractor would receive his material form a plant (standard subc. PO), from a vendore (Third party PO) and from another subcontractor(???)

Now everything is manually handled et it's so hard to keep track.

- We need to have automatic trigger of stock transfers among subcontractors defined at the same plant as well as subcontractors in other plants.

- One of the way to do that would be to create a plant for every subcontractor but I don't think it's a good idea because we woul create a lot of plants...

We are using SAP ECC5 MM-PP modules.

- Is there a standard functionnality in SAP R/3 that would cover my requirements?

- Is there a fonctionnality that would do the same in APO?

Please let me know.