In the AFS system you can round SKU quantities in purchasing documents to a multiple of a rounding factor that you have entered. Quantities will be rounded up, down, or to the nearest multiple, depending on the selected rounding technique.
Specifying the Rounding Factor
If you want to round quantities in purchasing documents to the multiple of a rounding factor, enter the rounding factor for each SKU in thepurchasing info record or in the grid control data of the purchase grid. For example, if you choose the rounding factor 5 for an SKU, requested quantities and purchase order quantities will always be rounded to the values 5, 10, 15, 20, and so on. If you have entered rounding factors in the purchasing info record as well as in the grid control data, control which of the two rounding factors is valid for purchasing documents via the indicator Use ROF in the purchasing info record. If you set the indicator, quantities in purchasing documents will always be rounded to a multiple of the rounding factor from the purchasing info record.
Specifying the Rounding Technique
Specify the rounding technique in Customizing under AFS ® Materials Management ® Global materials management settings and in the purchasing info record (AFS Additional Data). With the rounding technique you determine whether quantities in purchasing documents should be rounded up or down, whether they should be rounded to the nearest multiple, or not be rounded at all. With rounding to the nearest, the system selects the multiple of the rounding factor that has the least difference to the purchase order quantity. If the difference is the same for the two multiples, the system will round down. For example, if you need 20 yellow T-shirts for which you have entered the rounding factor3, the quantity in purchasing documents will either be rounded to 18 (Round down) or to 21 (Round up and Round nearest).
Rounding in Purchase Order Documents
You can round quantities in purchase requisitions, requests for quotations, purchase orders, and contracts.
- After entering the SKU quantities, choose Round values.
The rounding technique you defined in Customizing will be displayed in a dialog box as the default value.
In addition, you can determine in the AFS MRP view of the material master how SKU quantities should be rounded during the automatic generation of purchase requisitions from the MRP run. To do this, select an SKU in the group box MRP Additional Data, choose MRP Add. Data Categories and enter a rounding factor in the table field Round val