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You can use the requirement grouping rule to combine all requirements that are selected for an order allocation run (ARun) into individual groups. The formation of allocation groups is the prerequisite for using allocation logic other than the FIFO logic. You can additionally assign release rules to the individual groups and you can sort by allocation groups within the requirements sorting. You can form groups using general criteria or form them customer-specifically.


You have defined a grouping rule in Customizing under   Logistics - General   SAP Fashion Management   Order Allocation Run (ARun)   Online ARun   Grouping   Temporary Grouping   Maintain Rules for Grouping  . You should assign fields to each of these rules and the requirements are grouped based on these rules. For example, you can specify that all requirements are grouped by sold-to party in an allocation run. You can then execute order allocation run for each allocation group based on the spread distribution logic


  • General Requirement Grouping

    You can use a grouping rule to determine which standards the system uses to form the individual allocation groups. Each requirement is assigned to one allocation group. You can form any number of requirement groups. You can assign individual release rules to individual groups. You can define a grouping rule in Customizing and maintain the rule in the corresponding allocation type. For more information, see General Requirements Grouping.

  • Customer-Specific Requirements Grouping

    You can select individual grouping rules for the requirements of certain customers and enter it in the Customer Master of the respective customer at   Sales Area Data   Extras   Additional Data  . Requirement grouping is optional. When you configure ARun, check whether you really msut form allocation groups because they can affect the system runtime.

    You can use the defined grouping rule in the corresponding allocation types in Customizing under   Logistics - General   SAP Fashion Management   Order Allocation Run (ARun)   Online ARun   Grouping   Maintain ARun Types  . You can also specify the grouping rule that the system uses in the Usage field in the corresponding allocation type. You can choose from the following options:

    • X No Grouping

    • F Customer-Specific Grouping Strategy: The system uses the grouping rule defined for specific customers.

    • S Default Grouping Rule Only: The system uses the default value mentioned in ARun type.