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KANBAN to Purchase Requisition?

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I am researching the possibility of creating Purchase Requisition from KANBANs (PK13n). I have seen a couple posts of people discussing a similar requirement, but I can't seem to find any detail as to whether or not this is a possible. Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Little background, we have already implemented KANBAN to Purchase Orders. This inundated our suppliers with too many purchase orders. Now, we are utilizing KANBAN to Scheduling Agreement. We are running into a lot of issues with maintaining the scheduling agreements, locking issues with product reciepts while users are attempting to scan KANBANs, our suppliers are also struggling with invoicing and reconciliation, inetc. All in all my business users and our supply base would like to move away from Scheduling Agreements, if possible.

My goal is to create Purchase Requisitions and then utilize ME59n to batch them together. This should minimize the number of POs we generate and permit us to move away from using Scheduling Agreements.

Thanks for your time.

-Ron

Edited by: Ronald Watkins on Sep 28, 2009 5:20 PM

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    Posted on Sep 30, 2009 at 01:48 PM

    Hi Ronald,

    Yes, it is possible to have purchase requisition using Kanban.

    The flow is mentioned below -

    Kanban With Schedule Agreement Scenario - PK13N

    u2022 Kanban board display (Demand source) can be viewed by options like Plant, Supply area, Supply by Person responsible, Supply area by storage location or material, there are also further selections/filters possible in Detailed Selection option.

    u2022 Kanban can also be triggered using TCode PKBC/PK21

    u2022 In PKBC/PK21 Enter the Kanban ID of the bin whose status is to be changed

    u2022 Other options like control cycle no. material, supply area are also available on the screen, but if we have the kanban ID it is better to use the option of entering the Kanban Id so that all other relevant info. Gets captured automatically.

    u2022 If Automatic option is selected then status change happens as per status sequence key set in control cycle. Else we can select manually the status change that is desired

    u2022 Initially all the bins will be in status wait.

    u2022 When we trigger the Kanban to Empty the Bin colour on Kanban board will change to Red which signifies EMPTY status, parallely a Schedule line will get triggered which can be seen in Kanban details as well as Stock requirements list (MD04)

    u2022 Right click on Empty Bin and select Stock Requirement List Following screen will be displayed, We can see the schedule line generated.

    u2022 MIGO - After posting the GR will be made and at the same time the status of Bin will be changed from u201CEMPTYu201D to u201CIN TRANSITu201D

    u2022 In PKBC/PK21 Enter the Kanban ID of the bin whose status is to be changed

    u2022 If Automatic option is selected then status change happens as per status sequence key set in control cycle (EMPTY > IN TRANSIT > FULL in this case ). Else we can select manually the status change that is desired

    u2022 When the material is received in the container at Demand source and status will be changed From u201CIN TRANSITu201D to u201CFULLu201D

    Hope it fulfills your requirement.

    Regards,

    Srini

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      Thank you very much for your response. One question, just so I understand. Are you saying that a purchase requisition is created even though a KANBAN is setup via a Control Cycle to update a Scheduling Agreement? My goal is to only create a purchase requisition (eventually generate a PO from it). Is that possible or do you have to create a requisition in conjunction with a Scheduling Agreement Schedule Line?

      Please advise. Thank you again for the help.

      -Ron

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