Just wanted to share the behavior of CTM – comments/corrections are welcome 😉
I don’t want to explain more here – just would like to show to you in a simple manner. The only thing you need to know is – CTM goes deeper and deeper until it finds the required receipt element (say, stock) for negating the demand. If nothing found, it ends up creating a planned order at the plant (of course, based on your master data selection again).
But then, I think you cannot appreciate this behavior of CTM. For example, if there is enough stock to fulfill at R2, it still searches still PLANT1. The ideal/expected behavior would be:
search for R1, if not – go for R2.
If both R1 or R2 fail, go for WH1, and then to WH2 and so on…
Basically, the expectation is: let it search node by node, why go deeper into the node? Right! You can force the CTM to behave this way – all you need is to activate the below check-box.
But then, for this to work – you need to activate the corresponding business function which you can find at the below place in SPRO – by the way, activate it at your own risk – it is risky (you need to assess the impact before you do that – like how does it impact on the existing profiles).