given the scenario
we have 4 vendors .. then can we do 1 PR but 4 diff PO .. is this right?
in quota usage key , do we list as 4 as there are 4 vendors in Purchasing?
now there is a provision for automatic PO. does that mean that PO is automaticcaly created while creating PR?
in this case of quota arrangement , then how the automatic PO will act? whether 4 PO will be generated automatically ????????
In your query, you have two options -
1) You may not maintain quota arrangement. In this case, system will create one PR for total quantity required. You may manually create PO on desired vendor for desired quantity. That means, you may create four different POs on four different vendors, with total quantity equaling to PR quantity.
2) You may maintain Quota Arrangement with desired quota to each vendor. If you desire to have splitting quantity for MRP PR, then you will have to maintain the required MRP type in the material master (MRP1 view), which allows quantity splitting. After making these settings, system will create four different PRs each assigned to different vendor, with quantity allocated to each vendor as per quota arrangement.
3) Regarding Automatic Purchase Order, if you have maintained the Automatic Purchase Order tick in material & Vendor master, system will create Purchase Order (depending upon your system settings) at the time of posting GRN, if there is no open Purchase Order for the vendor - material combination. That means, if material has arrived to your plant from vendor & system does not find any open Purchase Order for this combination, then it will generate automatic Purchase Order while posting GRN. These Purchase Orders will not be generated automatically during MRP run.
Hope this helps.