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SAP best practice on scheduling agreements

Hello all,

Our client is an automotive supplier and currently in the SAP environment we use spot POs for indirect purchasing (thru SRM) and scheduling agreement for direct procurement. The scheduling agreements have multiple lines and we try to process as much invoices as ERS as possible.

Currently some of the business units are proposing to have single line items in the SA rather than the multiple ones. The reason being huge no of SA lines being faxed and also supposing it to be a SAP suggested best practice to have ONLY one line item per SA.

I am not sure of any such best practice. Could you please help me with an single Vs multi line scheduling agreements pros and cons. Also what is the best practice that are seen in the automotive sector or being suggested by SAP.

Any SAP official documentation in the public domain will also help.


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    Posted on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:03 PM

    As per my experience, we have used both the ways, both have its pro's and cons.

    In one instance we may feel that it is easy to handle one line per one SA and in that way we will create many SA's and in ither instance we may fell having one SA for multiple lines.

    SAP does not give any best approach...or else SAP woul dhave provided the option for only one line.

    As per my experience the Structuring of a SA should be based on the way you procure from the supplier / Vendor.

    We have one supplier who supplies 800+ materials, we can create one SA with 800 lines... But we have created multiple SA's based on the product category whcih is a bit easy to identify whcoih material goes into which SA and the Vendor is also happy as he knows that for one product there is a specific SA.

    Hope this helps you in resolving your issue.,

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