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Meaning of back order processing

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What is the simple meaning of backorder processing from PP point of view?

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Backorder processing is a functionality in SAP where you can change the committments and over-ride the blockage of stocks marked against sales documents/deliveries.

You use backorder processing to track customer sales orders received for which the stock has not yet been shipped. Normally, this occurs when the available quantity of the item is insufficient to fill the order. The backorder process enables you to check the item quantities that are missing. Once received in stock, you can ship these shortages to your customers.

For e.g. you receive an order from a very important customer for material "A" but the entire quantity of A is committed to another customer "B" via earlier sales orders and this is where BACKORDER processing helps you to change the committment and shift stock due for B to A. This is the benefit of this funtionality.


Back order processing is used for clear the reservation for any material.

Use the t.code CO06, Enter raw material,plant and your checking rule. After enter the transaction you can able to see the confirmed column, there wherever blue colour is appearing double click it, You will get pop up screen , then you can reduce the commited or make it zero. Then save it. Now this stock is free for any use.



Edited by: kumar kumar on Sep 29, 2009 8:30 AM

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