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Stock transfer Purchase Orders in SRM


A customer wants to use SRM funcionality in his shops which are ordering materials from a Distribution Center (Replenishment). In standard SAP this can be solved using Stock transfer Purchase orders using the Delivery funcionality

I would like to know if the SRM 5.0 EBP component does support a Purchase Order of the Type UB and the follow-on process (Delivery, but no Invoice!)

Delivery creation can be in the back end system. The important feature here is if the shops can use the shopping cart (with catalog involvement) to order replenishments.

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First of all, we need to understand the technical scenario you are working with. There are two types of technical scnearios in SRM:

1.) Classic - PO is created in R/3 directly, none in SRM.(Order as Direct Materials exists only in this scenario)

2.) Extended Classic - PO is created in SRM and only a copy is sent to R/3 - Cannot do Order as Direct materials functionality.

So assuming you will implement classic scenario, the following steps can be followed, and yes you can create both types of PO with different document types:

1.) You can define the follow on document to be created (PO, PR or Reservation) in SRM based on Category ID in IMG "Define Objects in the backend system"

2.) Also, again on based of a product category or any other unique identifier to define the material to be direct material, you can ensure that the request is converted into a PO of UB type using the follow on Doc BADI BBP_CREATE_BE_PO_NEW. In this BADI you can define which document type PO you need to create depending on a certain crietria as explained above.

3.) Again, for Stock transfer you can use the "Order as direct materials" in SRM, which will not include accounting and hence no invoices.

4.) From SRM, in classic scenario you can also create reservations to further enable your stock tranfer process, if required.

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