You can order goods from external vendors as vendor consignment goods. You carry the goods in the vendor consignment stock in your site and therefore they remain the property of the external vendor (special stock manager) and do not belong to your valuated stock.
You can use either of the following to process vendor consignment goods:
· Consignment processing in a manufacturing system
· Consignment processing in SAP Retail
This contains the following main functions:
· You can order goods from an external vendor as consignment goods by setting the Consignment item category manually in the purchase order.
· You can transfer goods in the consignment stock of your site to other sites. To do this, you post goods manually from the consignment stock to your own stock. This creates a legally binding contract with the external vendor.
For more information, see the Special Stock and Special Procurement Forms (MM-IM) component under Consignment.
In contrast to processing in a manufacturing system, this covers the following functions:
· In the article master data, you can specify that you specifically want to procure the goods in one site as consignment goods. You can define the consignment control for an article for each site (for example, distribution center, store) independently of one another.
· The system automatically converts goods that are to be transferred from a site’s consignment stock to a site's own stock.
· You can transfer goods from your consignment stock to other sites and retain the consignment stock category. Goods in consignment stock can be transferred across sites and company codes as often as necessary. The goods remain the property of the external vendor until they are sold. Only once they are sold does a legally-binding contract exist.
For more information, see Consignment Processing in SAP Retail.
Consignment processing in SAP Retail supports the following processes:
§ External procurement
§ Internal procurement using stock transfer with delivery
§ Sales at POS terminals
Consignment processing in SAP Retail