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direct procurment indicator in production order


I found in a production order, there is a "1" maintained under "direct procurment indicator " which means "external procurment" for an item, and a purchase requisition is generated for it. And in CO02 I just can't remove it.

I wanna know where does this come from and what should I do if I wanna delete it, thanks.

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    Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Dear Lauliu,

    Are there any non-stock items assigned in the BOM of the header material for which the production order is created?

    Check for this in CS03 for the material(for which production order is created).check whether that item (for which you are able

    to notice in the production order)is maintained as N - non-stock item.

    Only for non-stock items which are represented with item category N,the system proposes the value 1 - direct procurement

    in the production order.

    Check and revert back.



    Edited by: Mangalraj.S on Aug 19, 2011 3:44 PM

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    • Former Member Mangalraj Senthamaraikannan

      hi Mangalraj.S

      You are right about "If my understanding is correct then setting the backflush indicator for the directly procured items(Non-stock Items) may be possible,but however this item does not get displayed in the goods movement tab in CO11N/CO15 for backflush that's automatic Goods issue(261 GI posting may be possible during confirmation)."

      I am not sure about "Only by making these items as stockable items(item category L)you can backflush these items." since I can't change it.

      Regarding to the "Also if my understanding is correct even during manual GI the system does not propose the non-stock items(as these items does not gets copied in the reservation list),check in MB23 for the reservation no generated for the production order." Actually I can do manually 261 of this material to this order.

      Please help further, thanks.

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    Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 09:46 AM


    If there is External Operation control key for any operation in the routing, system will generate PR for the operation once you create Production order.

    check the routing, if there are any external operation control key - PP02 in standard (or view the control key details).

    You can change the control key to normal, in next production order system will ot generate PR.

    Ifyou want to delete the PR for the already created Prod. order, first delete the PR and the delete the whole operation in the prod.order, if it only one operation (system will not allow you to delete, since there is noly one operation), create one more operation in the prod. order and delete the first one.



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