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Materials management

Hi SAP experts,

We have the next scenario:

We need to control several material locations (about 32) since our carriers collect the material from our vendors and storage the material for a while. It is our need to know how much material our carriers have in each location before bring it to the plant. So far we have 2 options:

1.- Controlling this by using several storage locations (one per carrier) and one plant.

2.- Using several batches (one per carrier) and one plant.

I would like to know which of these options is the best and the pros and cons if it is possible.

Thanks in advance.

Eloy

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    Posted on Oct 30, 2008 at 06:10 AM

    Hi,

    To me, Controlling your scenario by using several storage locations (one per carrier) and one plant looks good than using several batches (one per carrier) and one plant.

    Because, if you use batches for carrier, you have to consider many things like Batch Level, Batch statues, batch specifications etc.. And, moreover in future if you want to use Batch management this will conflict with the existing batches.

    If you use batches to represent carrier, the replenishment lead time will not be considered in the dynamic availability check for batches, since batches are not reproducible.

    Better please go for the scenario by using several storage locations (one per carrier) and one plant, so that at any point of time if you want to track the inventory at carriers, that will be easily done by treating them as Storage Locations.

    Regards,

    Narayana.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi

      Batch concept is used only in order to differentiate goods with respect to characterstics or compostion of it.

      say Example food products, paints etc. because they change due to shift,skill etc..

      therefore the paint produced in one batch may have different composition to the other produced on same day due to labour,shift dfference etc.

      thats the reason batches are not reproduciable.

      hope its clear.

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