Logistics is definitely one of the most critical aspects of your business. A slack in timely delivery can potentially break your company’s position in the market forever. This element reaches even a further aim when the company happens to be possessing more than one number of plants. Many a times the company needs to face situations when in-bound transportation of stocks is required from one plant to another of the same enterprise.

SAP’s ERP system brings an innovative yet simple solution to this with SAP stock transport order. It allows an enterprise to move stock from one plant to another between storage locations of plants.

If you already have not thought about one, it is high time you give a deeper thought to it.

Here is a quick must-knows that you should consider before you make your decision.

Types of Stock Transport Order STO

Stock transfer are majorly of two types:

  • Intra-company transfer: This features the transfer of stocks within the company code. However, they can further be classified into two.
    1) Storage location-to-storage location: this is further divided into 2:
    One step process
    Two step process
    2) Plant-to-plant: This too can be classified into 2:
    One step process
    Two step process
  • Inter-company transfer: This transaction of stocks happens between two companies with different codes; i.e. between two plants belonging to two different companies.

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Configuring SAP STO

Configuration is one of the most critical steps to the most effective use of STO services. If the business demands stock transfer from one storage location to another within the same plant, the following needs to be done.

Configuration of ‘stock transport order’.

Let’s find out the steps:

  • Activating STO between storage locations
    To achieve the first goal you need to follow certain steps
    SPRO–>material management–>purchasing–>purchase order–>set-up stock transport order–>set up stock transport order between storage locations–>activate ST between locations
  • Assigning delivery type and validate rule according to storage
    SPRO–>material management–>purchasing–>purchase order–>set-up stock transport order–>set up stock transport order between storage locations–>assign delivery type and checking rule according to storage
  • Define shipping data for stock transfer between storage locations
    SPRO–>material management–>purchasing–>purchase order–>set-up stock transport order–>set up stock transport order between storage locations–>define shipping data for stock transfers between storage locations
  • Define rule for determining off shipping point
    SPRO–>material management–>purchasing–>purchase order–>set-up stock transport order–>set up stock transport order between storage locations>set-up storage-location-dependent-shipping point determination–>define rule for determination of shipping point
  • Assigning shipping point on the basis of storage location
    SPRO–>material management–>purchasing–>purchase order–>set-up stock transport order–>set up stock transport order between storage locations>set-up storage-location-dependent-shipping point determination>assign shipping points according to storage location
  • Maintenance of materials for both storage locations
    For issuing and receiving storage locations, maintenance of material is required.

Features of a SAP stock transport order

Supply chain management involves a number of steps. As a result, what follows are basic characteristics that stock transfer procedure follows

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Advantages of STO:

  • A goods receipt can be planned in the receiving plant.
  • Enables entrance of freight vendor in the STO.
  • Delivery costs can be entered in the STO.
  • The STO is a constituent of the MRP. Hence, the purchase requisition can be created in MRP can be converted into stock transport orders.
  • The system is enabled to check stock availability.
  • The goods issue is allowed to enter through delivery.

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Apprisia Team