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Shipping Data for Plants

Path:  IMG-->Materials Management-->Purchase Order-->Set Up Stock Transport Order -->Define Shipping Data for Plants

Hi,

It might sound simple, but couldnot get the right answer, so posting it now/here.

After creating a plant, for STO settings we need to mention Sales Org, Distribution channel, and Division at the following path.

IMG-->Materials Management-->Purchase Order-->Set Up Stock Transport Order -->Define Shipping Data for Plants

My question: Which Sales Org, Distribution channel can we/should we assign here, because Plant & Sales Org + Distribution assignment is one to many.

Example:

Plant 1000 may be assigned to Sales Org S01 + DC1, S02 + DC2, S03 + DC3, S04 + DC4

So which one is appropriate at this path, because here you can mentioned only one combination

IMG-->Materials Management-->Purchase Order-->Set Up Stock Transport Order -->Define Shipping Data for Plants

Similary, which division should I choose here..IMG-->Materials Management-->Purchase Order-->Set Up Stock Transport Order -->Define Shipping Data for Plants.

Thanks.

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    Former Member
    May 04, 2012 at 08:40 AM

    Sorry to trouble you, but could you please look into my post.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Newbie,

      Because Enterprise Structure--->Assignment-->Assign sales organization - distribution channel - plant---- here we have multiple assignments for the same plant.

      Yes.  However, this is unrelated to the question you asked.

      The DC and Division that you will use are business decisions.  You would use the same business decision logic to answer the questions (which SlsOrg?  Which DC? Which Div?)  that you would use for any other customer order, whether internal or external.

      In SD, your company has an existing policy and methodology to decide which Sales org, distribution channel, and division you use, for each customer order that you enter.  I don't know what that methodology is for your company, but someone in your organization knows this.  This is a policy.  To support this policy, you have created many bits of SD configuration and assignments.

      The 'origin' plant has to make these same business decisions, because he is going to 'sell' these products to his 'customer' (the destination plant).  In SD sales documents, you normally enter this information explicitly for every customer order, during the order creation document.  (See the first screen you enter during VA01).  Since STOs are essentially purchasing documents, there is no place in the Purchase order to enter Sales Org, Dist Channel, and Division.  So, this info is set into STO configuration and is determined, based upon the combination of source plant and destination plant (seller and customer).

      As mentioned by one of the other experts, one (of many) option is to create Sales Areas and Division combinations that are used ONLY for STOs.  It is again is a business decision, relating to how you want to organize and report your STO delivery data.

      Best Regards,

      DB49

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    Former Member
    May 05, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    dear,

    Kindly use a distribution channel exclusively for STO purpose, hope your issues will be resolved

    Shibu Chandran

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