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This function allows you to trigger replenishment with a purchase order.


Standard Procedure

The purchase order (possibly with reference to a contract) is created and sent automatically when the kanban status is set to EMPTY. You define when the printout is made and the print layout is defined in message control. The vendor must be defined in the control cycle. The delivery address of the vendor can be defined in the control cycle. If the system finds no address here, it uses the plant address.

The vendor delivers the goods to the location defined. Two options exist here: Either the vendor delivers the goods to a central goods receipt location or the goods are delivered directly to the supply area. If the goods are delivered directly to the production line, the status change (by bar code or kanban board) triggers an immediate goods receipt posting using target data. The goods receipt can also be carried out manually using the transaction for goods receipt (for example, if you want to make any changes or if you want to enter any additional data). When the goods receipt is posted the system changes the status in the background. For this goods receipt posting, the system issues an information message indicating that the goods receipt will be carried out for KANBAN.

Separate Goods Receipt

If the goods are delivered to a central warehouse meaning that the time between delivery of the goods and goods receipt posting, and the actual availability of the goods in production is too high, you can separate the GR posting and the status change. Both transactions are then executed separately.

If the function "separate goods receipt" is active for the control cycle, the system will not automatically set the kanban status to FULL at GR posting (for example, when the goods are received in the central warehouse). The status is only set to FULL at the demand source.

You can set the kanban status to FULL first and then post the GR separately later. (For example, you do not have to post a goods receipt for each individual delivery on arrival. Instead, you can group several deliveries and post them together at receipt of the last delivery).

For more information, see also Separating Status Change and Goods Receipt Posting.



You can also use subcontracting for replenishment with purchase orders. Here, you can use replenishment strategy 1 (process with purchase orders) and 3 (process with stock transport orders).


You have to work with a contract for both replenishment strategies (process with purchase orders and process with stock transport orders).



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