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I configured consignment process, but how to configure special stock partner function. please send me configuration SB function.

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Hi Murali,


If the consignment stocks are not managed by the sold to party but by a central office, you can use the partner function for special stock partner.

If you want to process your consignment goods using a special stock partner “SB”, proceed as follows:

• Create a CMD for special stock partner using the same account group as if you were creating a sold to party. (Account groups 0001 & DEBI are defined for this purpose).

• Enter the special stock partner in the relevant CMD on the partner screen using the partner function SB.

Hope this serves your purpose.

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Dear murali krishna,

The consignment process in SAP standard consist of four small processes:

Consignment fillup (send materials to customer consignment).

Here you have a consignment fillup order and a consignment fillup delivery.

Consignment issue (issue materials from customer consignment to the customer).

Here you have a consignment issue order, consignment issue delivery and a consignment issue invoice. (the flow is very similar to a normal OR flow, but the materials are issued from the consignment stock instead of plant stock unrestricted).

Consignment return (return materials from customer ownership to customer consignment).

Here you have a consignment return order, consignment return delivery and a consignment return invoice. (the flow is very similar to a normal RE flow, but the materials are returned to the consignment stock instead of plant stock returns).

Consignment pickup (pickup consignment stock and move it to plant stock).

Here you have a consignment pickup order and a consignment pickup delivery.

Note that in consignment fillup and consignment pickup there are no invoices since there is no change of ownership for the materials.

How to perform a consignment order?

In consignment orders you are allowing the stock to sit in your customer location. Once he informs that he used the stock you will invoice him. If he returns the stock you will accept the stock to take it back.

It is defined in 4 steps.

1. Consignment fill up:

Sales document type is KB

Item category KBN

shedule line category E1

In this step, you are not invoicing the customer. document flow is sales order -

delivery item category. It will not be relevent for billing and pricing because you are not charging money for these goods in this step.

In schedule line category, you will set movement type 631 & set for availability check and TOR.

2. Consignment Issue.

Once the customer informed you that he used all the goods or partial goods then you will create consignment issue for used goods.

Sales document: KE

Item category: KEN

shedule line category: C0 or C1

Here you are invoicing the customer(because he used the goods). you are assigning the delivery documnt and billing document to the sales document.

In item category, you are setting relevent for billing, pricing, special stock.

In schedule line category, your setting is 633 movement type, relevent for availability check & TOR.

3. Consignment Return:

Customer found that some goods are damaged or he not able to sold the goods he want to send it back. that you are creating this document.

Sales document type: KR

Item category: KRN

Shedule line category: D0

You will assign delivery document and billing to sales document. you will create return order, return delivery, return billing.

Your setting item category relevent for billing, returns, pricing, special stock.

Your setting schedule line item category: 634 movement type, NO availability NO TOR.

4. Consignment Pick up:

Even if you create the consignment return the goods are not come to direct to your plant. For that you need to create consignment pick up. here the owner ship is not changing so you do not need to create billing.

Assign retrun delivery to sales document type.

Sales document: KA

Item category: KAN

schedule line category: F0 & F1

Your setting item category relevent for returns. any shedule line category relevent for 632 movement type, MRP, availability check, delivery.

Now you check your plant stock. Stock will increase.

A small search on SDN SD forum will help you to answer your query.

Hope this helps you.

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Just to continue on what Prasanth has said, please create a partner function in VOPA, in the existing customer account for the particular Master data and assign it to the relevant field in the customer master data. Generally SB partner becomes also relevant if the workflow happens through an EDI.

Say one the consignment issue has been done the replinshment process is created automtically from Order till Delivery at this point SB partner function becomes very important.

Award points if your understanding gets enhanced



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A special stock partner is a partner that is assigned to the customer master record in the sales order. This partner need not be the sold to ,ship to, bill to or even payer. However, this partner may be the partner who actually consumes the materials.

For example, should a large organiztion have a central depot where all consignment stock goes, then the consignment stock is shipped directly to each customers plant in the system as a partner. For both returnable packaging and consignment stock, you can have special stock partners. You must first create a new customer for them using the same account group as if you were creating a sold to party. One must then assign these special stock partners to the relevant sold to parties customer master records. When materials are consumed by the special stock partner, should there by any consignment stock or returnable packaging, the system automatically picks up the special stock partner and records the stock in the system as being stored at their site.