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Procurement type 'P'

Hello All,

What will be impact in the SNP planning if we have the Procurement type as 'P'.

And in which case do we maintain the value as 'P' ?

Thanks,

Siva.

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    Dec 10, 2009 at 07:19 AM

    Hi Siva,

    By using Procurement Type "P" you indicate APO that this material is not to be planned. One scenario where it was quite useful is when you mark the material status in R/3 material master not be planned. Over the period, business may not need those materials to be planned, however to have the visibility of existing stocks they would like to have this material in the system (No deletion). In that case, they change the status in plant-matl filed of MRPview 1 (not sure), which when CIFed will change the material in APO with Procurement Type P.

    SAP calls this as deactivation of materials

    How can materials in SAP APO be deactivated again?

    To indicate that a material is no longer relevant to SAP APO, you must first remove the material from all active integration models. To prevent further planning results being transmitted from SAP APO to SAP R/3 you must also set the procurement indicator (BESKZ) to P (Planned externally) for the location product in SAP APO. You can automate this process. For more information, see Logging Deactivated Material Masters.

    You can also set the deletion flag in SAP R/3 and transfer this to SAP APO. When the material is no longer being used, you can also delete the material in SAP R/3 and the product in SAP APO.

    Check out this link as well,

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_scm70/helpdata/en/3a/d5d83773c3522be10000009b38f842/frameset.htm

    Regards,

    Rajesh Manoharan

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    Dec 09, 2009 at 08:06 PM

    Hi Shiva,

    I have never seen scenario where procurement type "P" is used. In planning either use E,F or X for source determination. Again from SAP help it is not clear in which scenario "P" should be used. I found following explanation for

    "P" --> "Unlike in-house production or external procurement, the planning does not take place in APO. Instead, stock shortfalls are replenished by the OLTP system."

    Btw Are you planning to use "P", from the explanation above I can assume that if "P" is used than the product will not get planned in APO for that location.

    Regards,

    Harshil Desai

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    Dec 09, 2009 at 08:42 PM

    Hi,

    External Procurement Planning is used where business is procuring the product from outside and

    not manufacturing it as in house, or it is not procured from other plant in the supply network.

    These are basically traded products where business is just marketing the product. Sometimes

    these kind of products are input materials for other in-house manufacturing products and they

    need to be in APO because the PDS has those materials hence APO will not plan these products

    will give you a visibility of the stocks so that they can be procured through MRP runs in ECC.

    This type of Procurement type would not be required if you are having the purchasing process

    also mapped in APO. Where business has only the distribution network mapped in APO SNP this becomes a important procurement type

    Thanks,

    Harsh

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