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Object documentation Vendors: Rack Jobbers Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Rack jobbers are wholesalers or manufacturers who are granted sales space (usually shelf space) in retail outlets and who offer goods there that are not covered by the existing assortment. The goods are the property of the rack jobber, but they are sold via the retail site’s POS system.


Rack jobbers are treated as vendors in the SAP system. The system supports the management of rack jobber goods in your stores by separating the stocks and sales revenue of these external goods from the goods that are your property.

You can use rack jobber features with or without Inventory Management. If Inventory Management is active for the rack jobber merchandise, you can include the rack jobber merchandise in most logistics functions. However, this may cost you more time, for example, in master data maintenance.

The decision on whether or not to use Inventory Management is based as follows on who manages the rack jobber merchandise in-store:

        Your retail sites replenish the merchandise

You use Inventory Management to benefit from procurement functions.

        The rack jobber replenishes the merchandise

You do not need Inventory Management. You are still able to display sales revenue for rack jobber merchandise separately.


To manage rack jobbers, you make the following settings in Customizing:

        The Vendor Number field must be added to the field catalogs for account determination and price determination in Customizing for Basic Functions (SD) in the activities under Revenue Account Determination.

        If you want separate accounting for the sales revenue of the external goods and your own goods in Financial Accounting, a condition table must be added to Revenue Account Determination in the correct access sequence. Because rack jobbers are modeled as vendors, the condition table must contain the vendor number.

        You can manually charge the fee that you want to receive from the sales revenue of the rack jobber goods at the end of the settlement period.
Alternatively, you can have the system charge this fee every time sales data is posted. However, this may reduce performance. If you do this, you must create a discount condition type. The access sequence of this condition type must use a condition table that contains the vendor number.
You can update the fee in the Information System or assign an account for this in Financial Accounting. The condition type for this must be configured accordingly in the relevant POS calculation schema (POS000 in the standard system).



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