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SubContracting with Goods Issue from Another Plant

Hi Friends,

   I would like to share the functionality of subcontracting with goods issue from alternate plant.


   There are two plants under the same company code – say plant 1 and Plant 2. Plant 1 will issue the component materials to subcontractor and the vendor will send the processed goods to the Plant 2, against the subcontract PO. Here, its like a combination of STO and subcontracting.

   Let us see how we can map the scenario to SAP.

1. Go to OMD9 transaction and create a special procurement key, say Z1 for plant 2 by copying the special procurement key 30.

2. Maintain the withdrawal from alternate plant indicator as well as the issuing plant (plant 1) as shown below:

4. Go to material master of the component to be issued by plant 1. Go to MRP2 view of the components with plant 2 and maintain the special procurement key created in step 1 & 2.


4. Create a subcontracting PO for the plant 2:


5. Check the components and the planned automatically populated in the components window:

  •      System will automatically populate the alternative issuing plant as the plant for components:


  • Save the PO.

6. The reservation / requirements for the relevant subcomponents will be generated for the alternate plant and the same would be displayed in MD04.

6. Issue the components from alternate plant (plant 1) in MB1B with 541 movement:/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/8_545485.png

7. Do GR for the subcontract PO:

  •     Here, for the sub-components, the plant will be automatically populated as the alternate plant (Plant 1).


8. Post the Document and check the accounting document.


Result: The Main material is received in plant 2 from subcontractor and the components are consumed from alternate plant (plant 1).

Reference:  588396 – Subcontracting with components from another plant

Hope its useful.



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