Partial delivery - Serial Numbers
Is it correct that sap doesn't take already delivered "serial numbers" into account while creating a delivery document with reference to a sales document ?
1. sales order with 5 pieces and serial number managed material.
sernr in sales order : 1001,1002,1003,1004,1005
2.first delivery of 3 pieces, delivery created from sales order.
sernr in delivery : 1001,1002,1003
3.second delivery of 2 pieces, delivery created from sales order
sernr in delivery : 1001,1002
While it shoud be : 1004,1005
Shouldn't it be kind of logical that sap automatically determines the correct serial numbers. It shouldn't be that difficult as the status of the serial numbers is managed ? Or am i just talking nonsense ?
Does anybody has a solution for this ? (copy control,customizing, user exit ...) Can't find anything ?
Nikhilesh Shenoy replied
Yes you are right: you have to use the equipment status. The solution is given in SAP Note 52058:
a) More careful observation of the warnings during a serial number assignment by the user
b) Definition of an user status profile which prevents serial numbers with status EKUN or ELIE being included in another sales order or delivery. Assignment of the user status profile via equipment category together with the serial number profile. (Possibly problems during returns processing, management of consignment stocks and returnable packaging processing).