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Dear Expert,

We are facing one big problem that we are having 6 plant and intransit list is getting increased day to day because one plant do stock transfer note and other plant do the GRN so less quantity then the balance quantity remains in transit list.

When we ask the reason for intransit to plants then they keep on aruging that this plant has given us this much material and other plants says that we have done the GRN of actually received material.

How to overcome from this issue.

In have one suggest but i dont know the t-code and also don't know that whether this suggestion will solve the intransit.

My suggestion is one plant who required the material will put the material requistion and other plant will give the material as per the quantity available with them. But please provide me the T-code and overall process in detailsR


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    Posted on Jan 04, 2012 at 07:35 PM

    there cannot be a difference between a goods issue and goods receipt, except the truck was stopped by a robber, who removed some material. In that case you should ask the truck driver. of course it can happen that material gets lost on transport if the transport has several stages with different transport mediums., but this is a rare event where I live, as well as the truck robbery.

    if the shipping plant issued more in SAP than phyiscally, then he must write on quantity with the next phyiscal inventory. (except they had received the wrong quantity in SAP from production).

    if the receiving plant receives less than goods issued in the shipping plant, and the shipping plant was correct in quantity, then the receiving plant would have to adjust its stock level with the next physical count.

    I had seen such cases in the past, and I even demanded both plants to do an exceptional physical count, to count the current stock. So it is easy to find which plant has entered wrong quantities.

    I dont think that such inaccurate postings are limited to inter/Intracompany stock transfers. you probably see as well big differences in inventory counts and many customer complaints and returns.

    This is not a SAP issue, this is an organisational issue. SAP can help you to expose such drawback.

    you have to implement measures to get a higher accuracy, like cycle counting. like double checking physical receipts with quantity and material listed in delivery notes. take fotos from the load on the truck as evidence (depends of course on the material you deal with). Have someone count the material on the truck before it leaves the plant. let the counter sign a copy of the delivery note/bill of lading.

    In SAP make sure that you always receive the same quantity as issued - only this secures that the in-transit stock becomes zero.

    if the physical receipt differs from the quantity issued, then talk to the shipping plant before you enter the receipt. maybe they can cancel the goods issue and redo it with the corrct quantity. In worst case, receive as much as issued and scrap the missing quantity. Allways think that all plants in your SAP belong to the same concern, even they belong to different legal entities. So you dont really loose money, you only shift it a little.

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    Posted on Jan 04, 2012 at 07:48 PM

    If you are looking for ways of working, Jurgen has already answered it.

    If you are looking for tcode to identify the list of materials in transit, you can use MB5T.

    Depending on situation, the controls can be brought around Goods picked in the supplying plant and the GR carried in recipient plant.

    - V

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