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VL02N error "Enter a sales order for special stock E" in Return STO process for Sales Order Stock

Jan 04 at 10:08 AM

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Hi,

we have the following scenario plant A(Distribution Center) ships the stock to plant B(Store) via 2 Step Intra-Company STO-Process. The stock is recieved in the Sales Order Stock of a designated Sales Order. This is working fine, but If I try to reverse the process(in case the recieved stock is damaged for example) I encounter this error message. I am able to create the Returns STO with its delivery document and if I post the GR in the MIGO with Movement Type 161 E I can see in the MB52/MB5T that the stock is actually moved from the Sales Order Stock to Transit. But for some reason the Special Stock Indicator E is retained in transit. When I now try to post the GR in the VL02N with the Movement Type 671 to return the stock to the supplying plant I get the above error message.

Is there a way to make sure the Special Stock Indicator E is not copied to the stock in transit when the 161 E posting is made?

Since the return process for regular stock is working fine, we currently have the workaround of removing the stock from the Sales Order Stock to general usage via Movement Type 411 E before returning it. It would be great if we can ommit that extra step and it would also make it easier to trace the process.

Thank you in advance and kind regards,

Mahmoud

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Siva Prasad Vasireddy Jan 04 at 11:24 AM
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Hi,

can you please confirm what is the role of sales order in STO process

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Hi,

in our regular scenario the sales order is created at the store and the picking + shipping to the customer is done at the store. Now we have the new requirement to support the scenario of a Distribution Center doing the picking and then shipping the goods to the store. So for this new scenario these Sales Orders create a Purchase Requisition on creation, the Purch. Req. is used to create the STO. Once the goods are deliverd to the Sales Order Stock we proceed with shipping the goods to the customer.

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Hi,

As per your process you mean to say STO is raised as per the Thirdparty process?

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Yes we are using the mechanics of the third party process with own Z item category and schedule line category to ensure that the stock gets into the Sales Order Stock after the STO has been completed.

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Hi,

ok when in the forward process you are using sales order stock obviously for return also you need sales order stock from another plant.

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Hi,

the stock in the supplying plant is not reserved for a Sales Order only after the STO process it is assigned to the Sales Order Stock in the recieving plant. So the reversal in my understanding should remove the stock from the Sales Order Stock in the store back to the stock of the supplying plant.

Forward process:

GI Movement Type 641 -> stock from general use to transit

GR Movement Type 101 E -> stock from transit to Sales Order Stock

Reversal:

GR Reversal Movement Type 161 E -> stock from Sales Order Stock to transit( for some reason the stock copies the Special Stock Indicator E when it is moved in transit, which I believe is incorrect)

GI Reversal Movement Type 671 -> stock from transit to general use( that step is the one that's causing the error)

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Hi,

since in the forward process the Final stock is placed under sales order stock with GR

i feel system is looking for sales order stock while doing reverse.

what is sales order that is created in the receiving plant while doing GR in the forward process

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Hi,

the sales order is the document initiating all of it, it doesn't get created during the GR. The system is actually reducing the Sales Order Stock and putting it back to transit. But for some reason the stock retains the Special Stock Indicator E in transit, which prevents the supplying plant from doing the GR back to its own stock.

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