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Periodic Transfer of Master Data


I need assistance understanding the underlying config related to master data updates in R/3 and the resulting entries in GTS.

Our setup:

GTS (7.2) is a plug-in to CRM

CRM & R/3 in same logical system group (GTS)

EWM in unique logical system group (FEEDSYS) - based on SAP config guide and direction, we split feeder logical systems from GTS logical systems. all logical systems had resided in a single logical system group (GTS)

EWM > system for warehouse functions

R/3 > feeder system for material master

R/3 > GTS Plug-In activated (per SAP direction)

R/3 > Configure Control Settings for Document Transfer > MMOA mapped to our purchase order doc type at logical system and logical system group level

R/3 > Configure Control Settings for Document Transfer > MMOB mapped to our inbound delivery doc type (EL) at logical system and logical system group level for DTAVI

R/3 > Configure Control Settings for Document Transfer > MMOC mapped to our movement types 101 and 601, in addition to others

I mention the PO and Inbound delivery setup because we do see changes to material qty in R/3 after creating PO's and the subsequent IB deliveries.

We are trying to implement GTS as a bonded warehouse - storing material as duty-unpaid only. We are not concerned with duty-paid status for this implementation.

There has been an initial transfer of material to GTS from R/3 via /SAPSLL/MENU_LEGALR3. We have GTS master data marked as BondedWH. Although T-Code MMBE shows qty's for the material, it does not match the qty being displayed in GTS stock overview.

The SAP GTS Config guide states, page 40, to create a job for RBDMIDOC, with a variant and have it scheduled. We still need to do this part and it is my understanding this is to synce data. With this, I am also trying to understand the use of change pointers in R/3, in addition to enhancement project SLLLEG04 for the User Exits for Material Masters. I don't know if we need to worry about the SLLLEG04 enhancement or not.

I know there is more information I can provide on our current setup, but what major things are there to consider to get the stock overview qty's of GTS to actually reflect what's in MMBE, AND, be displayed as duty-unpaid, rather than duty-paid via the initial transfer function?

Any advise or experience getting R/3 to communicate correctly with GTS, especially in light of a bonded warehouse is greatly appreciated.



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    Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 09:15 AM

    Hello Brian,

    I am not sure whether I fully understand your requirement, but I'd like to make a couple of remarks:

    1. Transferring the intial stock from ECC to GTS can only be duty paid since this is the only stock category that can exist before starting the BWH; so wanting to see duty paid ECC stock as duty unpaid stock in GTS I don't see why. It would mean that you want to pay the import duties on goods where the duties have already been paid.

    2. If you want coherence between MMBE and GTS, you also need then GTS to track the duty paid stock unless you know a way to make ECC also manage duty unpaid stock.

    3. When you issue goods from you BHW, GTS will consume duty paid stock as long it is available; only once there is only duty unpaid stock left it will consume this also.

    Maybe if you could give some more info about the way you want to manage the stock I can help more.

    Best regards, Uwe

    Edited by: Uwe Rasp on Apr 18, 2011 2:05 PM

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    • Former Member Brian Gissel

      As per GTS documents, for having BWH with duty unpaid stock, you need to have it at product classification level.

      Step1 First transfer a Materials with Initial transfer from ECC to GTS.

      Step 2 Then in SAP GTS area menu, Customs mgmt, master data, (right side) maintain customs products. Once inside check for the tab special customs procedure. Here maintain the Customs ID and the 2 check box (Bonded warehouse and customs st sp - Separating Stock by its Customs Status .This field indicates whether the customs status is known in the feeder system. If this status is known, then only the goods movements of the stock that has duty unpaid are relevant)

      Step 3 After this step distribute the product data to feeder system (Try this first For Special Customs Procedures (Indiv.))

      Step 4. We only carryout the initial transfer of stock if stock separation by customs status is not set by the customs products ( See step 2)

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