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Source List

Former Member
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Hi all,

Can anyone explain to me the purpose of the source list as in when source list should be in place in the procurement process?

Thanks.

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Former Member
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Source list is a relationship between material and vendor.in this u r maintaining the record of the particular material for the specified vendor and also maintaining the validity period for the material wheather under which purchase organization its been maintaining .

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Former Member
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In domain we can call source list as "Approved Supplier List". We can link the materials with vendor(s) for a certain period.

Normally this is optional in SAP, if we want to set it as default we have to active(tick) the Sourcelist box in Purchasing view in Material Master.

Karthik Params

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Hi,

It might help to explain when and where they are used?

When do you absolutely need source lists?

You MUST use source lists if you want to limit the users to ONLY those vendors that are on an approved list of suppliers for a materisl. To do this you MUST set the flag "source list" on the material master, purchasing view. With this set on the users can ONLY raise POs against vemdors in the list (considering the dates and blocking flags on the list also).

So if you want to restrict your users to a fixed list of suppliers then set the flag.

If you do not set the flag then source lists are designed to help establish the correct source during auto source allocation. If there are 5 vendors and you want MRP (for instance) to allocate a vendor automatically you MUST flag the MRP field with the correct setting. Also, if the flag is not set in the material master, the user can seelct ANY vendor regardless of if they are on the source list or not (unless they are on it and blocked)

the dates are useful also, because you can have a preferred source switched to another source for a set date range etc.

So ONLY set the source list flag on the material master if you want the users to ONLY use the sources in the list.

It is also important to point out that the source list is also used by PP because you can use it to indicate which plant should produce it.

Steve B

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Hi,

Hi ,

Source list is :

A list of available sources of supply for a material, indicating the periods during which procurement from such sources is possible.

Every source of supply is stored in a source list record, together with its validity period.

The source list record uniquely identifies the source of supply, that is, in the SAP system, a vendor, an internal plant, or an outline agreement item, and facilitates determination of the applicable source for a purchase requisition at a certain time.

You can assign as fixed , prefered ,or block vendors , It helps the system during the MRP run for determination of sources automatically but before this you need to maintain the indicator in Material master record , and maintain the source list .

Its as good as a master record.

regards

kp

Former Member
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Hi Kirit,

Which indicator do I have maintained in the material master for the determination of automatic determination of source?

Thanks

Former Member
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Hi,

It is available in last subscreen of Purchasing view.

Prasanna

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There is no such field on the material master.

There is a source list field but this only makes the source list mandatory (i.e. it will stop you from placing a PO if the vendor is not in the source list).

Do noy set this flag unless you want to have to maintain every possible source for every material that is flagged in this way.

There is no automatic source flag on the material.

You will get automatic source determination as long as the system can determine a single source and as long as the auto source determination flag is set on the P req.

Steve B

Former Member
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Hi,

Hi ,

Source list is :

A list of available sources of supply for a material, indicating the periods during which procurement from such sources is possible.

Every source of supply is stored in a source list record, together with its validity period.

The source list record uniquely identifies the source of supply, that is, in the SAP system, a vendor, an internal plant, or an outline agreement item, and facilitates determination of the applicable source for a purchase requisition at a certain time.

You can assign as fixed , prefered ,or block vendors , It helps the system during the MRP run for determination of sources automatically but before this you need to maintain the indicator in Material master record , and maintain the source list .

Its as good as a master record.

regards

kp

Former Member
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Hi ,

Source list is :

A list of available sources of supply for a material, indicating the periods during which procurement from such sources is possible.

Every source of supply is stored in a source list record, together with its validity period.

The source list record uniquely identifies the source of supply, that is, in the SAP system, a vendor, an internal plant, or an outline agreement item, and facilitates determination of the applicable source for a purchase requisition at a certain time.

You can assign as fixed , prefered ,or block vendors , It helps the system during the MRP run for determination of sources automatically but before this you need to maintain the indicator in Material master record , and maintain the source list .

Its as good as a master record.

regards

kp

Former Member
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Hello,

Source List is maintained for the combination of Material and Vendor.

A source list specifies the possible sources of supply for a material over a given period of time. It shows the time period in which a material may be ordered from a given vendor or under a certain long-term purchase agreement.

The source list supports the user in answering the question: "Which vendors or internal suppliers can supply a material at a given point in time?" It is also used in the automatic selection of vendors for a material.

With source list, it is possible to block the procurement of material from particular vendor.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Arif Mansuri

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Simply Source List means that from which vendor you can source the material.

So source list tells that a particular material can be procured from vendor X , Vendor Y.

Lekhram