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Reservation of inventory without sales order

Hi Everyone

The company I work for has a requirement to reserve materials (also batch) for a specific customer. This needs to be there for when the customer needs. I have looked here and found out the following process:

Reserving Sales stock for a specific customer without sales order

1. Make a quotation on that customers name and note down the quotation no

2. In tcode MB1B using movement type 412 E you can reserve stocks for him by inputting the quotation no

a) While doing that you may get some warning messages and you can ignore that and save

3. Once the order comes you can create the order referring to that quotation and the delivery, pgi and billing and the process can happen absolutely normal.

My issue is that when I create the sales order, with reference to a quote, it does not use the inventory I reserved in the quote. It keeps getting other inventory or it gives inventory based on material RLT.

Not sure where the issue is. Can anyone shed a light?

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    Mar 12 at 07:45 PM

    Thanks everyone, I implemented Free of Charge orders to hold up inventory. This is the best way I found to deal with this requirement.

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  • Nov 07, 2018 at 05:22 AM

    Once you do the second step, has the stock reserved and you could see in MMBE as a special stock ?

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  • Nov 07, 2018 at 03:57 PM

    Yes, see attached pic.

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  • Nov 07, 2018 at 04:07 PM

    Yes, see attached pic.

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  • Nov 08, 2018 at 05:40 AM

    Hi Carlos,

    When you have assigned the stock against a quotation, how do you expect system to refer to that particular quotation stock while creating sale order. As per my understanding, it is like you are expecting system to assign the stock of different sale order to your current order. As from system perspective Quotation and order are 2 diff doc, and even if you create with ref, the stock posting cannot happen from quotation to order. When you have done posting against quotation, table MSKA would have updated with the quotation number, which means that stock cannot be used for other orders.

    I would like to suggest that after creating order, you have to do a transfer posting btw sale order(Quotation) to sale order (413 E). After which you should be able to deliver the order.

    Regards

    Raj

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    • Hi Raj

      I was also thinking about the same logic you did.

      I tried the transfer with 413E but it did not do anything. I believe I am doing something incorrectly.

      Would you please share the steps (what needs to be completed) so I can try this again?

      Thanks a lot!