Source List

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  • October 27, 2022
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Source List

Source List 

The source list is the most commonly used master data which consists of allowed sources of supply (i.e.supplier or vendor) for a material in a specific plant and for a certain interval of time. 

We can define the suppliers with whom we purchase  a material along with the validity period. The source list also ensures that purchase orders aren’t issued to the supplier who isn’t authorized to supply a particular fabric for a particular plant. 

 

The source is used for the following purposes

  1. i) It can be used to maintain a fixed source of supply (i.e supplier or vendor)
  2. ii) It can be used to limit the selection of sources of supply (i.e supplier or vendor) during the source-determination process

iii)  It can be used to Block a source of supply (i.e supplier or vendor)

 

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For a particular material-plant combination the source list contains the following information. 

 

Validity period

The valid from and valid to fields gives the interval during which the source of supply is valid.

 

Sources of supply

The sources of supply can be purchasing info records, supplying plants, quantity contracts, value contracts and scheduling agreements.

 

Blocked indicator

If we want to block a particular source of supply, we can set the blocked checkbox (Blk) in the source list.

 

 Fixed indicator

If we want to set a certain source of supply as the default, we can set the fixed source of supply checkbox (Fix) in the source list.

 

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MRP indicator

If we wish a particular source of supply (i.e supplier or vendor) to be considered during the planning run, we can set the MRP indicator to 1. This will allow the system to realize its relevance for material requirement planning (MRP). If we wish to generate schedule lines during the planning run of MRP, we can set the indicator to 2. 

 

Creating the Source List

We can create the source list manually or can be generated it automatically. If we want to create a source list manually, we can use transaction ME01, if we want to display a source list then we can use transaction ME03 and if we want to change the source list then we can use transaction ME04. If we want to generate a source list for a group of materials then we can use transaction ME05. A source list can also be generated from a purchasing info record (PIR) and an outline agreement (i.e. quantity contract/value contract and scheduling agreement).

 

In a purchasing info record (PIR), we can select extras – source list. The source list will be created for all of the plants for which the purchasing organization is responsible. 

 

In an outline agreement (i.e. quantity contract/value contract and scheduling agreement), we can select item – maintain source list. If a plant isn’t conserved for this item then one has to be entered in the source list.

 

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Configuration 

If we wish to make a source list compulsory for a material, we can set the source list required indicator in the material master data of that material. 

If we want to make the source list compulsory for all materials in a plant then we have to follow the following path 

SAP IMG – materials management – source list – define source list requirement at plant level

We have to click on the checkbox for the plant for which we want to make it compulsory. SevenMentor is one of the Best institute To explore SAP Training in Pune

 

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