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Stock Transport Order

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hi all,

I want some clarifications on STO

My client scenario is that they have to plants A and B. Stock will be transported from plant A to plant B using STO. From plant B they are exporting the product to the customer.

we have done all the settings related to STO. its working fine.but we struck up at one point

in IMG 'Define shipping data for plamts' we assign customer to the plant,but if client has many customers we cannot go to IMG and change customers assignment everytime and it accepts only one customer.

my question is how can we process STO for many customers without going to IMG and changing customer.

and also if we transport product from plant A to plant C,we go to IMG and assign customer.is this process correct?.

regards

Rahul

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csaba_szommer
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Hi,

1.

First of all, stock transport orders are to make stock transfers between SAP plants / storage locations. If you deliver goods to (external) customer you do not do stock transport orderrs - you use sales orders (SO) and deliveries (created from SO).

(external customer means those customer that are not SAP companies / plants)

2.

It is enough to use one sales per plant (SPRO > MM > Purchasing > PO > Set up Stock Transport Order > Define Shipping Data for Plants) even if you deliver goods to several other plants. You do not have define a separate sales are in connection with every plant-plant relation. (you can use the same sales area if you deliver goods from plantA to PlantB, PlantC, ..., PlantZ).

In this case the customer master of those plants (B, C, ..., Z) have to be extended to PlantA's sales area.

F1 help for the mentioned customizing path:

Here you maintain the customer number of the receiving plant. Thise customer number is used in SD shipping processing to identify the goods recipient (ship-to party) if provision has been made in Customizing for a stock transfer to be carried out with an SD delivery (see Assign Delivery Type and Checking Rule).

You can also define the following for the supplying plant:

Sales organization

Distribution channel

Division

With this data, the system determines the shipping data for the material to be transferred (e.g. the shipping point).

You als define the language in which the PO texts are to be maintained for the supplying plant.

You can see that this customer master is only to determine shipping data, nothing else. Plants shipping area is also used when you send back goods to your vendor via delivery.

The customer master is the customer master of your OWN plant and not the customer to which you send the goods (you do not send the goods to customer in STO process but to plant and / or SLoc).

So, please understand. In general sales process (not STO) iIf you have several customers you can use one sales area there's no (technical) need for more. The same is with STO: one sales area is enough.

Regards,

Csaba

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Thanks for the quick response

i got some idea on this.really a helpful one

Former Member
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hi Csaba,

i got one question regarding STO

our client has many plants and STO process takes place regularly b/w the plants.

everytime assigning the things in IMG is a bit difficult, since there will be no access to IMG activity in PRD client.

is there any alternate process for this?

regards

rahul

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Rahul,

You typically do it once for all possible (or probable) plant combinations. Then, the only time you ever have to manage this config again is whenever you create a new plant, which would in itself be a config change anyway.

Obviously, if you create the config for all possible combinations, you should test them all before moving into the production client.

Regards,

DB49.

csaba_szommer
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Hi Rahul,

Please understand:

SPRO > MM > Purchasing > PO > Set up Stock Transport Order > Define Shipping Data for Plants

- the sales area you input in the mentioned table is to determine shipping data for deliveries.

- the customer master is the customer of the delivering plant - that's why you always use the same customer master

Why do you want to assign every time new customer master???

For instance:

PlantA - customer_masterA, shipping area: 1000/12/00

1)

PlantA delivers to Plant 1100

PlantA uses customer_masterA, shipping area: 1000/12/00

(remark: customer master of Plant 1100 has to be extended to 1000/12/00)

2)

PlantA delivers to Plant 1200

PlanA uses customer_masterA, shipping area: 1000/12/00

(remark: customer master of Plant 1200 has to be extended to 1000/12/00)

...

N)

PlantA delivers to Plant 2000

PlanA uses customer_masterA, shipping area: 1000/12/00

(remark: customer master of Plant 2000 has to be extended to 1000/12/00)

...

You can see you can always use the same customer master & sales area - it doesn't depend to which plant you ship out the goods.

(remark1: it is reasonable to maintain one common sales are for each plant and in this case you have to maintain each customer master and material only for one sales area.

remark2: if necessary you can maintain separate sa;es area and customer master for each plant per SLoc (for each plant/SLoc combination you can define separate sales area - please check SLoc-SLoc STO customizing)

Regards,

Csaba

Edited by: Csaba Szommer on Jun 15, 2009 4:41 PM

Edited by: Csaba Szommer on Jun 15, 2009 4:42 PM

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