when I create a returns of a stock transporting order (purchase order) it touches only the free stock and not the stock of the returns (movement types 677 and 161). Can I configure this, if yes, how?
Perhaps anybody can help me. Thanks a lot.
The STO does not act like a sales order, if you reverse an STO it puts the stock back into Unrestricted use.
Basically it sees the whole process as just being a movement of stock from one area (plant) to another and so reversing it just puts it back.
With a sales order the customer may have used or abused the stock and so there is the functionality to put it into returns stock where it can be checked before being put back into unrestricted.
It may not work but have you tried using the quality inspection flag on the return (I am assuming that you are using a 102 / 122 and MIGO?). It is not the same as using returns stock but at least it gives you chance to inspect the stock before it goes back to unrestricted?