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Author's profile photo Stefan Resag

Supplier return without inbound delivery reference


currently it is not possible to create a supplier return (notification) in case the corresponding inbound delivery document is not in ByDesign. Please find a potential workaround which can even be automated with some add-on development.

First you have to create a supplier return delivery notification. This either can be done outside the ByDesign system or you could create a new business object as an add-on. This new BO would then represent the supplier delivery notifications and new instances could e.g. be created with reference to migrated purchas orders or by manually typing in the data. Print forms can also be created based on this add-on business object.

As a next step you need to consume the goods with reference to a cost center. This is available as a common task in the ‘Internal Logistics’ work center. The underlying business object is released for add-on developments as well.

Now you need to create a credit memo without purchase order. Please use the same cost center as used for the ‘consumption for cost center’.

This will now lead to the following financial postings:

Since the same cost center is used both for inventory consumption and credit memo postings the two amounts would perfectly balance to zero. In case the inventory valuation costs and the credit memo amount differ an additional posting might be needed.

In case credit memo amount is bigger than valuation amount:

Debit Material Consumptions Credit Price Differences

In case credit memo amount is smaller than valuation amount:

Debit Price Differences Credit  Material Consumptions

Hope this helps,

Sissi, Marco and Stefan




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      Author's profile photo François-Xavier LEPOUTRE
      François-Xavier LEPOUTRE

      Hello Stefan Resag and Sissi Ruthe

      I hope you are doing well.

      This workaround has been here for 5 years now, and it is still quite painful. Indeed, the link between the consumption and the credit memo is missing, and it prevents clear understandability of the process and the margin loss.

      Could you please help push the topic back to the front of the scene ?