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batch and replenishment lead time


I read the following statement in SAP help portal and am confused.

Please help explain with an example.

The replenishment lead time should not be considered in the dynamic availability check for batches, since batches are not reproducible

Question: Why not? basically not understand above statement.



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    Posted on Feb 07, 2012 at 01:29 PM

    Since a batch is created on a given date at a given time, and it has specific charactreristics and values, you cannot make anymore of that particular batch. The only available qty of a specific batch is what you have available in actual inventory. Therefor no replenishment lead time is to be considered because you can't replenish a batch.

    You can use replenishment lead time in say ATP because that will tell you how long it takes to make a batch of material that meets the general spec of the material.

    When a material is not batch managed you can use replenishment lead time in the availability check if you want since you can make more material to meet the customers requirement, (i.e. the general material spec).


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  • Posted on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM


    Batch is a identification given to a material with certain charectarestcs like date of production , expiry date , shelf life etc.

    Where as a material will have the replenishment lead time .A material can be procured as a batch which has the replenishment lead time and not the batch.

    Yes the statement is definit to say , when ever a batch is finding out , the availability check will consider the current batch which is available with stock rather it will not consider the things which are in WIP .


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