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Stock Transfer Orders Scenario

Stock transfer order is a common procurement scenario available on SAP ByDesign system.

It consists on transfering products from a warehouse to another, with the objective to fulfill its stocks.

There are two ways to implement this scenario: Intracompany and Intercompany.

The difference is simple. Intracompany is the transfer of products between warehouses of a same company.

Intercompany, in the other way, is the transfer of products between two different companies.

On this document you will find the necessary master data that you need to maintain to achieve the Intracompany scenario, the actions you need to perform to process a stock transfer order, and, of course, some common issues that you may face (and how to solve them). For more details about the Intercompany version of this scenario, please check the document

1. Master Data

2. Executing the Scenario

3. References

4. Common Issues

1. Master Data

There are three important things that you need to do to implement a stock transfer scenario on your system: Scoping, Product Master Data and Transport Lanes.

1.A. Scoping

First step you need to perform is to scope this option on your implementation project.

Once the you check this box you can go to Questions and check which scenario you want: Intracompany or/and Intercompany.

1.B. Product Master Data

Once you have scoped this feature, it's time to define which products will be used.

To do so you need to select the correct Procurement Type in the product's master data.

The Stock Transfer order is called "Internal Procurement".

It is important to note that when setting the internal procurement type for a planning area (site), you need, at least, another planning area with a different procurement type.

You need this because the Internal planning area will request the products to the other one. If this "other one" is also internal, there will be no other planning area to be the source of the products. In other words you will have a dead lock.

In order to prevent this, one of the areas must have the procurement type defined as External, or In-House Production.

1.C. Transport Lane

Once you have defined which planning area will be internal and which will be the source, it is time to "link" them by creating a transport late.

The transport lane will connect both sites and will allow you to deliver/receive the products.

Once you define the source area (ship-from) and the target area (ship to), you are ready to create and process a stock transfer order.

2. Executing the Scenario

You have two ways to trigger this scenario: You can manually create a Stock Transfer Order from the Outbound Logistics Control work center however the interesting part is to run the MRP, creating Stock Transfer Proposals, that will later become orders.

The stock transfer order consists basically in two steps: Sending the Goods and Receiving the Goods.

You start processing it as a delivery proposal, under the Outbound Logistics work center.

Once this delivery is released, you will have the Inbound Delivery Notification, under the Inbound Logistics available to be received.

In the end, the scenario is as follows:

Note that the ID is the same for the outbound delivery and the inboud delivery notification. This occurs because both documents are equivalent.

3. References

You can find more information about this scenario on the following help documents:

- Planning Stock Transfers

- Intracompany Stock Transfer Processing

4. Common Issues

Please check below some usefull case documents that may help you in case you have any trouble on this scenario:

2103989 - Inventory Value Not Visible In Stock Transfer Order

1792599 - Why the Delivery Status Has Not Been Updated in Stock Transfer Order

1653256 - Error Message: The Product XYZ in item AA Cannot be Delivered from site; When Creating a Stock Transfer Order

1564534 - How to Partially Receive Stock Transfer Order

1792643 - Negative On-Hand Stock is Shown in the Stock Overview Screen

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