Material Availabiliy Date Calculation in Sales order / Schedule agreement.

When we work in the SD/PP integration many time we will be analyzing the scheduling based on the material availability date.

The material availability date is being calculated in series of steps and few parameters are driven from the configuration.

The below screen shot helps as reference to understand the basisc’s of this and will help to move forward in the subject.

* Sales order / Scheduling Agreement – Shipping Details:

In any sales order/ Scheduling agreement for the every schedule line we will be able to view the Shipping details as below.

* For the Above screen of SAP we have many dates like delivery date, good issue date etc.
  it has been detailed in the below for reference.

Note: Please click on the below image if you are not able to see it fully because of the screen resolution.

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Strategy for Determining the Requirements Type

The Requirement type / Requirement class is the one of the Linkage between the SD and PP Module.

The below information is very important. I will keep modifying them in details in the upcoming days.

Strategy for Determining the Requirements Type

    1. First, an attempt is made to find a requirements type using the strategy group in the material master.
    2. If the strategy group has not been maintained, the system will determine it using the MRP group.
    3. If the MRP group has not been defined, the system uses the material type instead of the MRP group when accessing the corresponding control tables.
    4. If no requirements type is found here, the system assumes a special rule and attempts to find a requirements type with the aid of the item category and the MRP type.
    5. If this is not possible, a last attempt is made to find a requirements type with the item category only.
    6. If the last attempt fails, the system declares the transaction as not relevant for the availability check or transfer of requirements.