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Preferred Supplier/Supplier in Shopping Cart


I am working on SRM 7.0 Classic scenario. I have a question about te difference between Preferred Supplier/Supplier in Shopping Cart. We are not maintaining any Vendore Lists. Both options lead to select a supplier but only in Supplier option there is also a button named Assign Supplier. Even when I assign supplier it is still not considered as a fixed supplier (PO is not created in ECC). In this case what is the difference with choosing a preferred supplier or just supplier and assigning it?

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    Jan 11, 2010 at 06:07 PM

    Any items which are part of contract, catalog or punch out sites will be consider as vendor but when a user enters a vendor in the shopping cart it's considered as prefered vendor.



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    • Hi,

      When you use a Preferred Vendor/Supplier and the product category is set for sourcing then this SC will still go to the sourcing cockpit. The preferred vendor is looked at like a suggestion to the Purchaser. Then when the Purchaser sources this SC in the sourcing cockpit they can fully assign this vendor or choose a different one.

      When you choose the source of supply in the shopping cart as a vendor with a contract, eg a Full vendor then this SC will not go to sourcing. A PO will be created for this SC as the follow-on document.

      I hope this help,

      Kind Regards,