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Ext Processing Operation in Production order

What are the steps in processing of an external operation in-between the in-house production operations? also advise how to send raw material to vender and how to recieve finish/ semi-finish from vender during ext processing of an operation? do we need to confirm ext operation in system?

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    Sep 05, 2008 at 06:24 AM


    Change the control to key to have the External processing,

    Maintain the Purchase info record for Plant, Material, BOM, Vendor Combination.

    Maintain external processing data in that operation in operation detailed screen of routing.

    System will create purchase requisation for this operation.

    Convert purchase requisation to purchase order and send materials by MB1B-541 movement.

    Do the good reciept MIGO for the purchase order

    You can do the Confirmation of the operation also.



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    • Hi,

      You need to maintain relevant purchasing settings for the material, When you save the production order, the system automatically creates a purchase requisition for the externally processed operations. Which is then processed in purchasing.

      You need to maintain purchasing info record T code ME11

      If you create the infor record , the item category will get default.

      Pls coordinate with your MM collegue & go ahead .



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    Sep 05, 2008 at 06:14 AM


    In std Sap if u wan to make any operation as external then change the control key for that operation in the Prod order. U will be prompted to enter some necessary infor like cost element, pur grp etc. If u want to to send raw materials then check on subcontract key. So on saving system will create a subcontract PR. The raw materials assigned to that operation will be sent to vendor. Convert PR to PO and send materials through MB1B-541 movement. U can track the material thr ME2O.

    When received u have to use MIGO against the PO. This material will be consumed to production order & cost can be captured.

    Confirmation of the operation depends on the setting with the control key and depends on business reqmt. But it is not necessary.

    Pls check and come back if u find any problem.

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      Hi, What is the setting req to do confirmation for the material received from sub-contracted vendor in control key? pls help.