11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2009 3:43 PM by Tobias König RSS

IS Retail Org Structure

Jitendra Rawat
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Hi Experts,

 

I have few queries :-

 

Difference b/w  DC & Store in terms of SAP  terminology?

 

 

How do we create Reference Site so that we can put it in site profile while creating sites?

 

 

Can a site(store) have a internal Vendor & customer?

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by: Jitendra S Rawat on May 20, 2009 6:24 AM

 

Edited by: Jitendra S Rawat on May 20, 2009 6:27 AM

  • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
    SAPRetail Corp
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    Hi Jitendra,

     

    i. The difference between store & DC (Distribution center):

     

             Store is called Category A & DC is called category B. Normally store is selling point or Business area. DC is storing the goods and distributing to stores when get the requirement from stores.

     

          Store is retail selling  ...

     

          DC is wholesale selling (But it is not compulsory to sell the goods and it can be a just store the goods & distributing to stores)

     

     

    ii.   To simplify the entry procedure when creating a new site, you can identify a reference site from which the system copies settings for the new site.

     

            A refference site can be an existing site. It´s recomended to mantain a refference site (Which is not an actual store) for each distribution chain.

     

    The data copied from the refference site to the new one includes:

    • General site data (Org. data, company code, Purch. Org., Sales Org., etc).

    • Valuation/Inventory Management.

    • Listing.

    • Requirements planning.

    • Distribution.

    • POS interface.

    • Layouts.

     

     

    iii. Store can be internal vendor to DC  & Store is internal customer for DC. 

     

        Store's custmore are daily walk-in  i.e who is purchasing the goods directly from store. 

     

     

    Regards,

    navahsek

     

    Edited by: navahsek on May 20, 2009 12:52 PM

     

    • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
      Jitendra Rawat
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      Hi navashek,

       

      Thanks for your reply.

       

      But i was looking  for a diff answer except site category as  for difference between Dc & store?

       

      Regarding reference site, i want to know how can i create a ref site so that i can use it as reference in site profile?

       

       

      At last while creating a site as store ,should i create internal vendor and customer as well.

       

      waiting for your reply.

       

      Regards,

      jiten

      • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
        SAPRetail Corp
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        Hi Jiten,

         

        There is no separate Tcode for creating Reference site in IS-Retail. You can use any existing site as a reference site but it is always advisible to use virtual site (not a actual store) as a reference site.

         

        You must create a customer if your site profile is store . You must create customer & Vendor if your site profile is DC

         

         

        The difference is,

         

        Store

         

        u2022   The place is called as Business Area or Responsible for selling the goods

         

        u2022   Store has only customer master

         

        u2022   Store is Goods receiver

         

        u2022   category A

         

        u2022   Store can procure article from DC (internal vendor) or directly from external vendor

         

        u2022   Store can act as Customer

         

         

        DC

         

        u2022    The area which is responsible for procure, storage Sales area (Retail Store) & Goods Distribution

         

        u2022    DC has customer & vendor master

         

        u2022    Goods distributor to stores

         

        u2022    Category B

         

        u2022    It always procures Goods from external vendor & distribute to stores

         

        u2022    DC can act as customer (customer for external vendor) & Vendor (Internal

        Stores)

         

         

         

        Regards,

         

        Navahsek

        • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
          Jitendra Rawat
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          Hi Navashek,

           

          thanks to give advice...

           

          I have a senario where a store(xyz) has to send  goods to DC  and stores  of different company code due to some reason.

           

          In that case if we have define store(XYZ) has a internal vendor master then above senario works fine but

           

          generally store has only customer master

          .Am i right ,correct if wrong.

           

          Secondly how does Tcode Refsite work to create reference site.

           

          thanks again for you response..

           

          jiten

          • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
            Steven Cao
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            For your question #1.

            - A store could also be setup as a internal vendor via configuration, if it's going to be used as a 'supply site' in stock transfer order creation.

             

            For your question #2.

            - There are two reference site 'concept' in SAP: the 1st one in IMG, it's used to facilitate the article master maintenance. The 2nd one in transaction ZREFSITE, it's more like 'site grouping', used for facilitating the processing of assortment, MASS_MARC and purchasing.

            Don't mix up.

  • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
    Bala Madhavan
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    Hi Jitendra,

     

    1. The difference between DC & Store

        (a) In SAP IS Retail, the Site Profile controlls the structure of DC & Store.

            The main difference between a DC and a store is

             DC acts as a site, customer and a vendor thats why you find a customer tab and a vendor tab while creating site profile as DC. This is because DC acts as a customer to its external vendor and acts as a internal vendor to stores.

             Whereas, store acts as a site and a customer only. Thats why you find a customer tab alone while creating site profile store. This is because store acts as a customer to DC.

     

    2. Can a site(store) have a internal Vendor & customer?

     

        Store can act only as an internal customer since it procures merchandise from DC.

     

    Regards,

     

    Balamadhavan.

     

    Edited by: Balamadhavan. G on May 25, 2009 11:46 AM

  • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
    maha bala
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    Hi Experts,

     

    Can I use LSMW to upload Sites? is it the best practise?

     

    Regards,

     

    Maha

  • Re: IS Retail Org Structure
    Tobias König
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    Hi,

     

    you can use LSMW, we worked with LSMW in two projects. Unfortunately, there is an error when using batch-input. Our developer solved this, but I don't know exactly where the error occured.

     

    I also heard from other project that they used import / export of sites as described in IMG (Logistic General -> Site Master --> Maintain sites).

     

    Regards

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