I am wondering if there is a way that you can create PO's for a Material Group. Here is the senario I am trying to address. We presently have large contracts with many materials on them and they are manually entered on the requistion and subsequently converted to a PO. The entering of all the materials for say a set Group of Material i.e. Wire from one vendor ( we are a utility buying wire is the norm and we buy all kinds) so we would like to have a kind of blanket PO where we need to do a GR so we can get the items into inventory and have the MAP updated on the Material Master. We dont want to have to key all the individual material numbers into the requisition if possible we would like to be able to put a Material Group ie. Wire and as we order from the vendor update the Material Master via GR and costs via IR. Just wondering how to do this in SAP, has anyone utilited something similar. It is the tedious task of the many lines (perhaps 100's of lines) we are trying to stream line--we thought there may be a way in SAP to do this.
u can create outline agreements (Contracts / scheduling agreement) for material group via item category "W".
In case u want to use it in PO u will have to add item category "W" in allowed item categories for PO type "FO" , in
IMG---> MM--->Purchasing----> Purchase order----> define document type
This is very helpful. But let me understand when I create the W type and doc types it will allow me to create a requisiton of contract for a material group I will not need to add specific materials to it until I cut the po for the item I am needing. I dont want to have to put hundreds of material numbers on a Contract or req when we are not certain what exactly we are buying just that we want to award the contract for all wire to this vendor.
I did try to create the W for Contract and requistions and I am getting the message "Field selection PT8B not defined" in table 161--any ideas?