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Differance Between Plants..

what is the differance between Manufacturing plant and Supplying Plant??

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    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Hi Jatin,

    Manufacturing plant is a location where the material is acutally manufactured or produced. The material from this plant location may or maynot be directly transported to the customer.

    If a manufacturing plant has a storage facility, then the delivery of the material is possible.......... otherwise, the material is first transferred to the nearest delivery plant through stock transfer and then will be delivered to the customer.

    Supplying or Delivery plant need not have a manufacturing facility. It could just have a storage facility where the material is supplied to the customer location.

    In SAP both are defined as plants...........but delivery/supplying plants are assigned to a combination of sales organisation/distribution channel.

    A plant is further sub divided into sevaral storage locations depending on the requirement of the materials.

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    Sai

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    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 01:39 PM

    Yes, i appreciate the comments by the other person. However, whilst we have a specific difference in the terminology between Manufacturing plant and Supplying plant - this is only in real time Industry scenario.

    As far as SAP is concerned, plant is a generic term and with relation to SD, outbound delivery takes place from ONE AND ONLY ONE shipping point within a plant - and its the same way for a mfg. or supply. plant

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    Jn.

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    Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 02:52 PM

    hi,

    in sap both are identified as plants. A plant can be a place where either you store or manufacture a product.

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    sadhu kishore

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    Posted on Feb 01, 2008 at 05:27 AM

    Hi Parmar,

    Appreciate the comments posted by all the users...

    1) In Sap a manufacturing plant is with regards to production planing(PP Module) since goods are stored and produced at that plant

    2) However from a Sales and Distribution (SD) perspective a plant is always used to distribute the goods and services and hence it is called as the supplying plant..

    3) A manufacturing plant and the supplying plant can be the same or can be different it all depends on the various business scenarios...

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    Atul Keshav

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