Dear SD Gurus,
Is it possible to use the Third party processing scenario in an intercompany situation?
Example: we have in SAP two companies; one is manufacturing and the other is distributing. The flow of goods from the manufacturing to the distribution is managed by intercompany STOs. So far so good, no problem.
Now, in few cases, the manufacturing company is purchasing the FGs from an external vendor (for various reasons). Since in our business we deal with large volume and weight and low value materials, it doesn't make economical sense that the materials would be sent by the vendor actually to the manufacturing plant, and then moved again to the distribution plant. We want that the vendor supplies directly to the distribution company.
Third part process is exactly what we want, but I have doubts that if it can be implemented in such a scenario (where the customer is another company in SAP, and using intercompany billing).
Could you shed some light?
Here you have to confirm with your Finance Consultant in your manufacturing plant they should maintain cost of vendor material or not.
if maintain you have to book PO in Manufacturing plant and delivery address should be your dispaching plant.
so vendor directly sent the material to your dispaching plant, when the confirmation has came from your dispaching plant , GRN should be done at your manufacturing plant then material value can be consider in your MFG plant.
then STO should be done from your MFg to dispaching plant if both are in same company code. other wise you can do intercompany sales.
then GRN should be taken at your dispaching plant.
then good will be dispatch from your second plant.
Thank you for the reply.
This is clear, but it is not a streamlined process. All these transactions are done in vain, and not real time. Also the GR in the distribution company cannot be done before, so the goods cannot be processed right away and have to wait.
I was looking at the pssibility to use the business process of 3-d party for this scenario, hopping that it may be possible. It is much better and more streamlined process.
Do you happen to know if it can be done?