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ATP confirmation


The question concerns availability check (ATP.) The business-scenario is the following. A maintenance guy creates a PM-order and adds a material component with some requirement date. ATM shows then the component is not available due to the lead-time in the material master. Ok. He calls purchase-guy and asks him to resolve the situation. The purchase-guy calls the material supplier and settles the new delivery date, less than requirement date in PM-order. The question is what should the purchase-guy do in the system to approve the new delivery date to make the PM-order pass availability check (ATP)?



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  • Jan 14, 2018 at 10:10 PM

    There seem to be gaps in your story. e.g. if a material is missing then a requisition needs to be created.

    If this delivery time is not sufficient then you either have to reschedule your PM order or need to see that you get the material earlier with a rush order.

    And here comes the buyer into the game who tries to find a supplier who can deliver on the wanted date. If such supplier was found then the buyer creates the purchase order with the desired delivery date. The ATP check will then find this PO and know that component will be available right on time.

    There is not any approval process of delivery dates. If the buyer can't find a vendor for the desired date then you just can't execute your PM order. For such rush orders the planner is anyway in close contact by phone or email with the buyer. And either one has to get active depending on the situation. Why should the buyer first approve the wanted delivery date if he finally creates the orders anyway?

    The "approval" process is more on the planner side whether he can accept the delivery date if it is later than expected.

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    Mar 13, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    The answer is the following. To approve the new delivery date the buyer should change delivery date in PR. The problem in my case was that the storage locations and validation types in PM-order didn't match corresponding PR fields.

    Jürgen L, thank you for your reply.

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