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Use

You can use this function to round off order quantities in POs and contract release orders. You might do this in order to exploit the conditions negotiated with your vendors to the full or achieve optimal utilization of existing transportation capacities, for example.

In order quantity optimizing, the PO quantity is rounded up or down according to rules defined in Customizing. Different units of measure can be taken into account during this rounding process.

You can use the following rounding profiles for the purpose of order quantity optimizing:

  • Static rounding profile
  • Quantity addition/subtraction
  • Dynamic rounding profile

For more information, refer to the SAP Retail documentation under

Structure linkOrder Optimizing.

Prerequisites

The following settings are necessary for the individual procedures (in Customizing and in the master data for Purchasing):

Static rounding profile

  • Create a rounding profile in Customizing for Purchasing (Order Optimizing
® Units of Measure and Allowed Logistics Units of Measure ® Maintain Rounding Profile).
  • Enter this rounding profile either in the purchasing info record (Purchasing Organization Data view) or in the material master record (MRP view).
  • Quantity addition/subtraction

    • Create a rounding profile in Customizing for Purchasing.
    • Enter this rounding profile either in the purchasing info record or in the material master record.

    Dynamic rounding profile

    • Create a rounding profile in Customizing for Purchasing and maintain unit of measure groups and unit of measure rounding rules (Order Optimizing ® Units of Measure and Allowed Logistics Units of Measure).
    • Enter this rounding profile either in the purchasing info record or in the material master record.

    Set the indicator for the variable unit of measure in the info record or in the material master record so that, if necessary, the system can take a different unit of measure into account when rounding.

    • Maintain the unit of measure group in the purchasing info record if other units are to be taken into account during the rounding process.
    • Maintain the alternative units of measure in the material master record (Additional data).

     

    Further information is available in the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Purchasing under Quantity Optimizing and Allowed Logistics Units of Measure.

    Features

    Order quantity optimizing provides the following rounding options:

    Rounding profile

    Effect

    Static rounding profile

    Rounding up without adjustment of unit of measure

    Quantity addition/subtraction

    Percentage additions and subtractions without adjustment of unit of measure

    Dynamic rounding profile

    Rounding up or down, taking other units of measure into account where necessary (e.g. "carton" instead of "piece" or "each").

    Note

    If you enter a minimum order quantity in the purchasing info record, the PO quantity will be rounded up to the desired minimum quantity after evaluation of the rounding profile where appropriate.

     

    Constraints

    When working with scheduling agreements, you can only use static rounding profiles.

    Before rounding can take place, you must enter the rounding profile in the scheduling agreement and have previously created a source list record flagged as MRP-relevant with automatic schedule line generation for the scheduling agreement.

    The rounding of scheduling agreement schedule lines takes place when you carry out a planning run for your independent requirements. To avoid overdelivery, the last schedule line in the scheduling agreement is not taken into account in the rounding.

    Note that scheduled quantities are not rounded if you enter schedule lines manually.

    Activities

    The system automatically adjusts the order quantity.

     

    See also:

    SAP Retail:

    Structure linkStatic Rounding Profile

    SAP Retail:

    Structure linkDynamic Rounding Profile

    SAP Retail:

    Structure linkQuantity Addition/Subtraction

     

     

     

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