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 Stock Transfer Between Plants in Two Steps


This stock transfer can only be carried out in Inventory Management. Neither Sales in the issuing plant nor Purchasing in the receiving plant is involved in the process.

Transferring stock in two steps has the following characteristics:

  • The transfer posting cannot be planned by creating a reservation.

  • The quantity posted from stock is first of all managed as stock in transfer in the receiving plant. The quantity is first posted to the unrestricted-use stock of the receiving plant in the goods receipt posting.

    This enables the quantity "on the way" to be monitored.

  • The transfer posting is valuated at the valuation price of the material in the issuing plant.

  • If the plants involved belong to different company codes, the transfer between plants is also a transfer between company codes. In this case, the system creates two accounting documents when the goods issue is posted. The stock posting is offset against a company code clearing account.


The stock transfer includes the following processes:

  1. A goods issue in the issuing plant

    See Posting a Goods Issue in Inventory Management

  2. A goods receipt in the receiving plant

    See Goods Receipt for a Stock Transport Order