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Material Lead Time

Hello Gurus,

In MRP2 of master data there is the planned delivery time to get the material from external. Do you think, there is in Sap another field for the shipping time. So the shipping time added to the planned delivery time will give me the total delivery time.

Thanks a lot.


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Planned delivery time is the total amount of time it takes from the time you place an order with a vendor, to the time it arrives at your receiving site. I don't really see how adding some 'shipping' time here makes any sense. Planned delivery time can be set in the Purchase Info record, by material/plant and vendor. Or, if there is no purchase info record, then it can be set at the Material/plant level.

There is one additional field that is relevant for PO scheduling, and that is Goods receipt Processing Time, in the Material Master. This is the amount of time it takes from when the material arrives at your receiving site, to the time the material is actually expected to be received into stock, and available for subsequent processing. This duration is at the Material/plant level, and is the same regardless of vendor.

Can you describe the business requirement for having a 'shipping time' field?

Best Regards,


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