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How the plant is determined in direct procurement scenario in SRM system?

Dear Experts,

How the value of the plant is determined at runtime in the system when the user checks the option 'Order as direct material'?

Do we need to define anything in attributes like 'Requester' or something like that?

Any input will be highly appreciated.



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  • Aug 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    It is SAP standart

    BBP_PDIGP subtype = DP , there will not be good recipient for that item partner 20 function.



    Ordering a direct material means ordering a product that will be received into stock.

    You have to press the Order as Direct Material button in the item detail view.

    Selecting Order as Direct Material replaces the goods recipient with the plant you

    are ordering for and removes the Account Assignment information. The plants and

    storage locations are defined in the organizational structure in the extended attributes

    Locations and Storage Locations. After ordering the material as a direct material, you

    cannot change back to indirect; so, in case of a mistake, you have to delete this item.

    If you have a valid and definite source of supply, such as a contract, this will be used.

    Items without a source of supply will have to be completed by the purchaser in

    sourcing transaction or in the worklist of incomplete purchase orders. The complete

    purchase order will then be replicated to the back end system. Changes to the purchase

    order is only possible in Enterprise Buyer, which is the leading system for this process.

    Any changes made in Enterprise Buyer are transferred to the back end.

    Caution: Although you create shopping carts for back end materials,

    Enterprise Buyer is the leading system in case of direct procurement.

    This means the system behaves according the extended classic scenario

    To use the direct material scenario, you have to be ordering products that exist in the

    back end system. Therefore, you need to replicate units, product categories, and

    material types and the necessary products from the back ends.

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