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Object documentationValuated Stock in Transit

 

In a cross-company-code or intra-company-code stock transfer, valuated stock in transit allows you to retain the quantity and value of a material that has already left the issuing plant but has not yet reached the receiving plant. The functions are also available for the corresponding intra-company-code and cross-company-code return stock transfers. In addition, in sales processes to external customers, you can post the quantity and value of a material to issuing valuated stock in transit initially, and then remove it when proof of delivery arrives.

 

This allows you to specify the transfer of title for the material in valuated stock in transit precisely. Material quantity and material value remain transparent throughout the process. You can call the data in the stock overview, the purchase order history, or in the relevant stock accounts.

Structure

Depending on the transfer of title, the system runs issuing valuated stock in transit, or receiving stock in transit, or both. The corresponding processes proceed with reference to the delivery. In addition, for stock transfer processes that include receiving stock in transit, you can set up the system to create inbound deliveries with reference to the delivery automatically (see Inbound Delivery with Valuated Stock in Transit).

The special stock indicator T (Stock Transfer or Outbound Delivery via Issuing Stock in Transit) is mandatory for movement types relevant to issuing valuated stock in transit. You can use serial numbers for movement types for valuated stock in transit. The process also supports the transfer of materials that are subject to batch management requirements to a plant belonging to a different company code.

Valuated stock in transit is available in the following intra-company-code and cross-company-code processes.

  • Stock transfers with valuated stock in transit (see Stock Transfer with Valuated Stock in Transit)

    • Stock transfer with transfer of title at goods issue

    • Stock transfer with transfer of title at goods receipt

    • Stock transfer with transfer of title during transit

  • Returns stock transfers with valuated stock in transit (see Returns Stock Transfer with Valuated Stock in Transit)

    • Returns stock transfer with transfer of title at goods receipt

    • Returns stock transfer with transfer of title at goods issue

    • Returns stock transfer with transfer of title during transit

Integration

After a successful goods transfer, you can perform internal clearing for cross-company-code stock transfers in the usual way. If you are working with transfer prices and using the profit center valuation view, the goods movement generates the necessary revenue lines and cost lines at transfer of title for stock transfers that are within one company code yet across profit centers.

For more information about transfer prices, see Multiple Valuation Approaches/Transfer Prices.

Using the Actual Costing/Material Ledger application component (CO-PC-ACT), you can include stock in transit in actual costing. The system then considers transit values automatically in period-end closing. The system displays a transparent, company-internal cost structure that is divided into the different cost components. In addition, you see intercompany profit across all levels of the entire value chain, which enables you to compare actual costs with actual revenue.

For more information about cost structure and surcharges in the context of stock transfers, see Actual Costing, under Cross-Company-Code Stock Transfer Processes.