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Source List

Hi Experts,

I'm working in client place.I suggest source list for them.But the management people needs,how source list help them in their business.My client is a manufacturing company,manufacturing Meters,Relays and Control panels.

The people couldn't even understand blocked and fixed source.

Can anybody suggest me how to overcome this problem?????



Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Pranaya

I suggest give them DEMO of automatic source determination after source list maintainence

And manully assignment of source on not maintaining source list

U can use Trnx ME57/58/59

also check usefull info given by <b>steve</b> on source list requirement

When we need source lists?

You MUST use source lists if you want to limit the users to ONLY those vendors that are on an approved list of suppliers for a materisl. To do this you MUST set the flag "source list" on the material master, purchasing view. With this set on the users can ONLY raise POs against vemdors in the list (considering the dates and blocking flags on the list also).

So if you want to restrict your users to a fixed list of suppliers then set the flag.

If you do not set the flag then source lists are designed to help establish the correct source during auto source allocation. If there are 5 vendors and you want MRP (for instance) to allocate a vendor automatically you MUST flag the MRP field with the correct setting. Also, if the flag is not set in the material master, the user can seelct ANY vendor regardless of if they are on the source list or not (unless they are on it and blocked)

the dates are useful also, because you can have a preferred source switched to another source for a set date range etc.

So ONLY set the source list flag on the material master if you want the users to ONLY use the sources in the list.

It is also important to point out that the source list is also used by PP because you can use it to indicate which plant should produce it.


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