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MM/SD organizational structure with retail and partner stores

Hi all,

I have an assignment to create a sample org structure with plants, storage locations, etc, where a company (let's say a mobile carrier) has 90 own stores and 300 partner stores. Also they have 7 warehouses.

Company owns the materials that are located in the stores (incl. partner stores).

How would you guys do it? Where to start? I am asking about general ideas, not the transaction codes.

Thanks in advance,
Michal

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  • I am not sure that I understood what is the roadblock here - are you having problems figuring out how the organizational structure should look like or you are trying to find an easy way to create a lot of organizational units?

    For the first - you need to discuss the exact processes with your client; it is hard to suggest a generic solution for that. I usually explain to the clients the basic concepts of SAP organizational structure, handle workshops to clarify the company specifics, then ask the business to fill some questionnaires, then I make a POC in a demo/sandbox system to show them some possible solutions.

    For the second - how exactly you are going to do that, depends on the outcome of the first step.

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    Oct 24, 2016 at 02:10 PM

    For 90 own stores- consider to create 90 plants and for 7 warehouses- consider to create 7 plant codes.

    For 300 partner stores- create 300 customers and follow customer consignment process.

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    • Former Member G Lakshmipathi

      By default each store shall have its own sales transactions, Inventories, and purchasing function thus this is really necessary to have its own Site/Plant.

  • Oct 24, 2016 at 02:46 AM

    Hi Michal,

    I agree with Veselina's comments.

    But, before going to your client, do you already know:

    - What are the org units in SAP Retails and how those handled in SAP?

    - How they are linked?

    If not, then at least you should have visited SAP Help Portal.

    I understand, you realise Org. Structure for Retail sales/business quiet different from Wholesale/Manufacturing Sales.

    Please refer the following link SAP Help link to understand Retail Org. Units:

    SAP Retail - Organizational Structure: Examples

    Thanks, JP

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    Oct 24, 2016 at 09:53 AM

    Thanks for your replies, you are truly a help.

    Please keep in mind this is an academic assignment that I have, not a real-life situation (because I should be able to do it by myself, right?).

    I wanted to reach out to you for a starting point and general ideas how this should look like, what is the best approach etc.

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    Oct 24, 2016 at 04:43 PM

    What is wrong to create plant for own store?

    Each store receives material at a price and sell at different price, and also plant location differs in each case.

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  • Oct 25, 2016 at 06:13 AM

    Hi Kutz ,

    I am working as a manager SAP in the biggest retail company in India.Here we treat the stores as plant.We have not implemented full fledged retail management , instead we are using SD-MM .

    For any further help or clarification you can contact me .

    Regards ,

    SSL

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    Oct 25, 2016 at 05:00 PM

    Best approach suggested- you can go ahead.

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