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Planned order for stock transfer request using APO

Hello all,

We have a scenario where a Sales order is created in a distribution center and the production occurs in a production plant.

Using APO, the MRP heuristic creates a purchase requisition to request the stock transfer from production plant to distribution center.

Using ECC we are able to define if we want to create planned orders or purchase requisitions using the u2018Create purchase requ2019 MRP parameter.

Is it possible to create planned orders for stock transfer request using APO planning heuristics?

Thanks in advance,

Januario Faria

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    Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 08:59 AM

    Hello Faria,

    I think this is a very typical scenario in APO planning. You have requirment in distribution center, then PR is createad to fulfill the requirement, and at the same time, Stock transfer request is created in production plant. In production plant, if you run heuristic then planned order should be created fullfill the Stock transfer request.

    Maybe I didn't understand your request correctly, and you just want planned order to be created in distribution center. If so you should have source of supply in distribution center and the procument type in product master should be "E" or "X". That means, production also can happens in distribution center.

    Claire

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  • Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Hello Claire,

    Thanks for your reply.

    The production will remain in the production center. Our intention is create a planned order in the DC to request the transfer request from production plant. Itu2019s possible when we use ECC planning.

    We would like to do this in order to reduce the number of purchase requisitions to be sent to ECC. When the product transfer occurs the PR is deleted from APO but, in ECC, the deletion flag is set and the record is not physically deleted from ECC table EBAN. So, the table's population increases too fast.

    Best regards,

    Januario Faria

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    • Former Member

      Januario,

      So, the table's population increases too fast.

      ??? Growth of databases (like table EBAN) is not a business problem, it is a technical problem, to be solved by IT. Regardless of how you might torture SAP into avoiding the creation of PRs, what you are saying is that you are willing to insert an additional step (convert the planned order to a Purchase Req) into your business process, to be done by your business users, in order to avoid increasing database size. Seems like a poor tradeoff to me.

      Better to buy some more disc space, which is cheaper than continually paying business users to perform unnecessary steps. Or, if performance is an issue, try automatic archiving on your purchase Req database. Let the computer do the 'stupid' work, save your humans for stuff that only they can do, such as making business decisions.

      In my shop, if I suggested that the users should change their business process as a response to growing database sizes, I would be laughed out the door.

      Best Regards,

      DB49

  • Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 01:02 PM

    Hi DB49,

    We are not planning to change the users business process.

    In our scenario, this kind of PR is used only for planning purposes, so it could be substituted by planned orders. These planned orders should not be converted to PR.

    Best regards.

    Januario.

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    • Former Member

      Januario,

      This is contrary to your original statements

      a Sales order is created in a distribution center and the production occurs in a production plant.

      and

      The production will remain in the production center.

      with your justification as

      We would like to do this in order to reduce the number of purchase requisitions to be sent to ECC

      If production is never done in the distribution center, there is no reason to create a planned order. In ERP, I cannot see any valid reason why you are currently creating planned orders in the distribution center. Ever. They will never lead to an executable plan.

      Anyhow, to your problem. Assuming that your Product is identified as 'X' (internal or external), and depending upon which module(s) you have implemented, most of the standard heuristics will create the proposal based on the sourcing. Heuristic goes through a source determination procedure.

      Read the standard online help section on source determination. It should help you figure out the best way to determine 'planned orders or purchase requisitions'. I can't really advise you, since as I alluded earlier, I don't understand your business processes.

      http://help.sap.com/saphelp_scm70/helpdata/EN/ef/22b1e4947a324285c2d7b24f117a82/frameset.htm

      Best Regards,

      DB49

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