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Creation of inbound delivery without reference to a PO

Dear gurus,

Let's say that a normal inbound flow is something like this:

PO > Create inbound delivery with reference to PO > inbound shipment > Transfer Order > Confirm Transfer Order > Post Goods Receipt > Putaway

Issue:

My client does not want to create the PO because the PO serves no purpose to them. They want the process to start from inbound delivery.

Question:

1. Can a standalone inbound delivery be created WITHOUT reference to a PO ? If yes, please tell me the configuration and transaction code involved in order to create this standalone inbound delivery.

2. Based on standard configuration, can an inbound delivery be created automatically with reference to a material document (for eg MIGO Mvt Type 501). Once again, for this scenario, no PO should be involved. If yes, please tell me the configuration and transaction code involved in order to trigger the creation of this inbound delivery (I'm not looking for the answer of an inbound delivery creation BAPI to being triggered directly after the creation of the Material Document).

3. Based on standard configuration, can an inbound delivery be created manually with reference to a material document (for eg MIGO Mvt Type 501). Once again, for this scenario, no PO should be involved. If yes, please tell me the configuration and transaction code involved in order to create this inbound delivery.

Thanks.

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    Posted on May 03, 2011 at 09:00 PM

    Hi,

    Within standard SAP an inbound delivery can only be created versus a purchasing document PO or SA. In these documents also the relevant confirmation control key needs to be maintained.

    The inbound delivery is seen as a confirmation from the vendor that materials are shipped and this confirmation message also informs the receiver about the delivery date of the goods.

    Why would you like to establish an inbound delivery without a PO?

    Perhaps an alternate solution could be to create automatically a PO based on the goods receipt. For this please

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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 01:14 AM

    My client merely manages inventory for other companies. Therefore, a PO is of no use to them and they view it as a redundant step.

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    • Former Member Peter Pallen

      Hi Peter,

      Actually, my intention is not really to create an inbound delivery based on a goods receipt. Since my client is not keen on the idea of creating a PO, I'm actually trying to provide alternatives and workarounds. From what I have gathered, I already know this much

      -> An inbound delivery must be created with reference to PO unless Handling Unit Management is activated. If Handling Unit Management is activated, the creation of a Material Document will trigger the creation of an inbound delivery (I havent tested this out yet). Therefore, a PO will not be necessary in this case.

      I was kind of expecting answers along this line, unless of course, something better pops up. Maybe someone out there may know something more.

      As for Handling Units, I'm not familiar with it. Hopefully somebody can give me a good configuration guideline on what to do in order to activate it so that I can simulate the scenario of a Material Document triggering the creation of an inbound delivery (I'm not looking for the kind of answers which simply cuts and pastes the SAP HELP URL, 4.6C Handling Unit PDF, Best Practice Document and etc). Hopefully somebody out there can really give me a good guideline on how to do this.

      Thanks..

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