Articles: Vendor-Related Reference Data
Reference data from the vendor master record is relevant to the following user departments in the article master:
When you maintain purchasing data for an article and for a vendor, the system proposes the following reference data from the vendor master record:
If, for the reference article, purchasing data has been maintained for the same vendor, this data is also proposed when you create purchasing data for the article master record. However, this data has a lower priority than that in the vendor master record.
When you maintain logistics data for an article and for a site, the system proposes vendor-specific data from the user department Purchasing. If this data has not yet been maintained, it is proposed from the vendor master record of the regular vendor. This requires the system to determine the regular vendor for each site (source determination). The following data is proposed in this way:
These fields are normally maintained differently from site to site. For more information, see
Copying of Data from the Vendor Master to Purchasing Data
All changes that you make to the reference data in the vendor master record are copied to the purchasing data in the article master record if the system is configured accordingly in Customizing for Business Partners inDefine Account Groups and Field Selection for Vendors.
Copying of Data from the Vendor Master to Logistics Data
The changes are also copied to the site-specific logistics data if the vendor is either the sole vendor or the regular vendor and if the system is configured accordingly in Customizing for Logistics Basic Data: Retail inGeneral Control, Retail Master Data. For more information, see Vendors: Copying Changes to Other Data Records.
Copying of Purchasing Data to Logistics Data
For changed purchasing data to be copied to logistics data in each of the following cases, the system must first be configured accordingly in Customizing in the activities above. Purchasing data is copied to logistics data only in dialog mode, not during data transfer.
If the purchasing data is changed in the article master record, the changes are copied to the site-specific logistics data, but only if the logistics data has not already been maintained differently from the old purchasing data.
If the article's regular vendor changes, the purchasing data for the new regular vendor is copied to the site-specific logistics data.
If a site's source of supply changes, the source of supply is redetermined, and the purchasing data for the vendor determined is copied to the logistics data.