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Availability Check in Purchasing

One-time delivery (rescheduling: delivery proposal) <blank> and one-time delivery A The availability check only confirms quantities that are available on the desired delivery date. The availability check includes all order items with the same material and the same account assignment. If a document contains several items with the same material (and the same supplying plant), all of the items are always checked together. This means that a change to item 10 can affect the availability of item 20. User want and confirmation are displayed in the same schedule line. The user enters the following data: Delivery date 10/18/2006 Schedule Line Quantity 10 The availability check shows the following availability situation: Quantity 6 available on 10/18/2006 Quantity 4 available on 10/25/2006 The result of the availability check is displayed in the delivery schedule line view as follows: Delivery Date 10/18/2006 Schedule Line Quantity 10 Confirmed Date 10/25/2006 Confirmed Quantity 6

Complete delivery B The availability check confirms only the total requested quantity on the date of its complete availability. If the requested quantity is not completely available at any point in time, no quantity is confirmed. According to the complete delivery rule (rule B), the result (described above) of the availability check is displayed in the delivery schedule line view as follows: Delivery Date 10/18/2006 10/25/2006 Schedule Line Quantity 10 Confirmed Date 10/25/2006 10/25/2006 10 Confirmed Quantity

Delivery proposal C The availability check confirms the quantities on the date of their availability. Partial quantities can be confirmed on different dates. According to the delivery proposal rule (rule C), the result (described above) of the availability check is displayed in the delivery schedule line view as follows: Delivery Date 10/18/2006 10/18/2006 10/25/2006 Schedule Line Quantity 10 Confirmed Date 10/25/2006 10/18/2006 10/25/2006 6 4 Confirmed Quantity

Rule D: Selection window for material shortage (batch: one-time delivery) If purchase order processing is in the background, the availability check only shows the quantities that are available on the given delivery date, as for rule A (one-time delivery). Rule E: Selection window for material shortage (batch: delivery proposal) If purchase order processing is in the background, the availability check confirms quantities on the date on which they are available, as for rule C (delivery proposal). Rule U: Selection window for material shortage (batch: complete delivery) If purchase order processing is in the background, the availability check confirms the total given quantity on the date on which it is available, as for rule B (complete delivery).

Rule for Adoption of ATP Results in Purchasing Specifies how the system reacts when the availability check finds that the stock quantity is unsufficient to cover the order quantity. The rule also determines the form in which the delivery proposal is specified in the delivery schedule lines. Use If the stock quantity is insufficient, the system can react in two ways: o It presents a dialog box and asks you to choose between different options. o It automatically suggests one of the options (no dialog box appears) The delivery proposal can be specified in the schedule lines in two different ways: line Example On the desired delivery date 11th May, you need the quantity 10. The availability check for the supplying plant yields the following delivery proposal: o On 11th May, quantity 7 and o On 22nd May, quantity 3. Without an entered rule and for the rule 'once-only delivery', the system automatically enters only the first partial quantity with the appropriate date from the delivery proposal in the schedule line for the user want: o Delivery date 11th May: Without entered rule and for the rule 'one-time delivery', user want For all other rules, user want and delivery proposal are shown in different schedule lines. and delivery proposal are specified in the same schedule

Schedule line quantity 10, confirmed date 22nd May, confirmed quantity 7. For the rule 'delivery proposal', the system changes only the confirmed date in the schedule line for the user want and automatically transfers both partial quantities to two new schedule lines: o Delivery date 11th May: Schedule line quantity 10, confirmed date 22nd May, confirmed quantity 0 o Delivery date 11th May: Schedule line quantity 0, confirmed date 11th May, confirmed quantity 7 o Delivery date 22nd May: Schedule line quantity 0, confirmed date 22nd May, confirmed quantity 3 For the rule 'complete delivery', the system changes only the confirmed date in the schedule line for the user want and automatically transfers the complete confirmed quantity to a new schedule line: o Delivery date 11th May: Schedule line quantity 10, confirmed date 22nd May, confirmed quantity 0 o Delivery date 22nd May: Schedule line quantity 0, confirmed date 22nd May, confirmed quantity 10 For the rule 'selection window in case of shortage', the system displays a dialog box and asks you to choose between the three rules 'once-only delivery', 'delivery proposal', and 'complete delivery'.