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Materials Management Route Determination

Hi expert,

I'm look for a solution to do planning of shipment time from external venodrs. In SD your are able to calulate the transport time for your Customer, this is also possible to calulate the shipment time on STO "intercompany purchase", here you get a shipment "tab" for each item on your purchase order, but can anybody tell me if it is possible to use the same functionally for external vendor on the purchase order, because it does not seem like your have the same functionally for doing route determination for external vendors.

Regards, Lars

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    Posted on May 07, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    That option seems to be not possible with external purchase orders. From an external procurement perspective, the route determination is possible from inbound deliveries as oppose to route determination possibility from sales orders on the SD side. If you are trying to factor in the transit time then the closest match would be planned delivery time.

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    Posted on May 07, 2011 at 09:37 PM

    Lars,

    It is unclear to me why you would want to manage 'route' time for your vendors.

    Generally, from a planning perspective, one wants to know 'from the time I become aware that I need to procure something from an external vendor, when can I plan to have the goods available in my RM warehouse, ready for issue to an order". The portion of that time required for transportation (route) is usually irrelevant.

    In order to manage the events needed to plan vendor procurement, there are three values that can be set:

    a. Purchase order processing time. This is configuration. The amount of time it normally takes for you to process a purchase requisition into a purchase order

    b. Planned delivery time - Master data; can be maintained either in the Material Master, or in the Purchase info record. This is the planned duration from the time you place an order with a vendor to the time you can expect the parts to arrive at your facility.

    c. Goods receipt processing time - set at the Material master. This is the planned duration from when the parts arrive at your facility to the time they can be made available as issuable stock in your RM warehouse.

    Most planners find this adequate.

    Best Regards,

    DB49

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  • Posted on May 08, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    You can use route determination for inbound deliveries (with external vendors), prerequisites are described in OSS note 432920.

    (take care of filling the shipping condition in delivery header! - whether manually or by the routines given in the note)

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