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Procurement type doubt

Dear Gurus,

I know that we have the X option for procurement type which means that the system will define to create purchase orders for external suppliers or production orders.

In tis case, how SAP define which object to create (Production Order or Purchase Order)?

Regards

Oliver F

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    Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 08:36 PM

    Oliver Formicola wrote:

    In tis case, how SAP define which object to create (Production Order or Purchase Order)?

    System doesn't define anything, system just creates a planned order, you have manually convert the planned order to production order or purchase requisition. So, it's you as the user who define what it needs be converted to.

    You can test this scenario by putting an X for a material and run MRP when system creates a planned order go to MD04 and double click on it you will see options to either convert it to PR or Production Order.

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    • Former Member Oliver Formicola

      Hi,

      The system searches the Source List then in ME01, there you can have only 1 Vendor for a certain period so if you have maintained an external vendor there then it will do external procurement, else if you have maintained the plant as a source of supply for that period then the system will buy it as internal procurement.

      If Source List is as well does not exist, then based on the selection parameters used in the MRP initial screen the system will create a Planned Order or PR.

      /Manoj

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 07:25 PM

    Hi Oliver

    If the Procurement type is "X" in MRP Run System Will Only Create the Planned Order , Material Planner can Decide the From where he is going to Source it (External or Internal) .

    It can be Converted to PR for External Procurement or can be converted to Production Order/Process Order)

    Below Link May help you to Under Stand Procurement Type "X"

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/f4/7d2a3444af11d182b40000e829fbfe/content.htm

    Regards

    Viru


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    Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 07:32 PM

    Hi,

    This Procurement Type X allows you to procure a material both from In-House Production or from an External Vendor depending on the source determination activity when it is being carried out for the MRP run. This can be maintained at MRP 2 View.

    Now when you have both In House and External sources for the same material in a Quota Arrangement the system will allocate the requirements created by the MRP based on the quota being split in the Quota Arrangement.

    Furthermore, based on the type of procurement determined during source determination the system will create a purchase requisition for an external source and a planned order for an in house production.

    /Manoj

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