Replenishment Using Scheduling Agreement
This function is used if you have negotiated a scheduling agreement with a vendor for a certain material. The scheduling agreement determines the purchase quantity for a longer period of time. As soon as a kanban is set to EMPTY, the system generates a schedule line for this scheduling agreement.
When the kanban status is set to EMPTY, the system automatically creates a schedule line. The schedule line is transferred to the vendor. The schedule line item number is assigned to the replenishment strategy in the control cycle. Here, delivery can also be made either directly to the production lines or via the central goods receipt. In both cases, the delivery address is recorded in the schedule line item.
In the procedure using standard purchase orders, the goods receipt can be posted manually using the transaction for goods receipt or automatically by setting the kanban status to FULL. Here, the status change to FULL is carried out in the background. Or, the status is set to FULL (via bar code or kanban board) and afterwards the GR is posted in the background using the target data.
If a goods receipt is posted that corresponds exactly to the open kanban quantities, the system issues an information message with the kanban numbers for which the GR was posted.
If a GR that is smaller than the open kanban quantity is posted, the system displays a dialog box where you can manually assign the quantity delivered to the kanbans.
If a GR that is greater than the open kanban quantity is posted (and if you have also allowed overdelivery for the schedule line item), the system also displays a dialog box where you can manually assign the quantity delivered to the kanbans. Here, you can first post the target quantity for the kanbans. Then, in a second step, you can post the excess quantity with no reference to a kanban.
Separate Goods Receipt
If the transit time between the central goods receipt and the demand source is very long and therefore, the status is not to be changed at the same time as the GR posting, you can set the indicator Separate GR. If this indicator is set, the system will not automatically change the status to FULL when the GR is posted. Similarly, the system will not automatically post the GR when the status is set to FULL.
As in run schedule quantities, you can also change the status before posting the goods receipt in the replenishment strategy with schedule lines. However, you can then only reset the kanban status to EMPTY again once the goods receipt has been posted.
Also read the section Separating the Status Change from the Goods Receipt Posting.
Scheduling Agreement Settings: Tips
The scheduling agreement item to be planned using KANBAN techniques must be provided with the indicator for KANBAN in the additional data for the item.
The scheduling agreement item must be assigned to the same storage location as the supply area for which the material is being procured.
Scheduling agreement items with the KANBAN indicator cannot be used in MRP for the automatic creation of schedule lines, nor can schedule lines be created manually.
Scheduling agreement items with the KANBAN indicator cannot have an entry for MRP in the source list.
The address and the receiving storage location cannot be specified in the control cycle or in the supply area with this particular procedure. Instead, you must maintain them in the scheduling agreement item.