The consignment process in SAP standard consist of
four small processes:
Consignment fillup (send materials to customer
Here you have a consignment fillup order and a consignment
Consignment issue (issue materials from customer
consignment to the customer).
Here you have a consignment issue order, consignment issue
delivery and a consignment issue invoice. (the flow is very similar to a normal
OR flow, but the materials are issued from the consignment stock instead of
plant stock unrestricted).
Consignment return (return materials from customer
ownership to customer consignment).
Here you have a consignment return order, consignment
return delivery and a consignment return invoice. (the flow is very similar to a
normal RE flow, but the materials are returned to the consignment stock instead
of plant stock returns).
Consignment pickup (pickup consignment stock and move
it to plant stock).
Here you have a consignment pickup order and a consignment
Note that in consignment fillup and consignment pickup
there are no invoices since there is no change of ownership for the materials.
How to perform a consignment order?
In consignment orders you are allowing the stock to sit
in your customer location. Once he informs that he used the stock you will
invoice him. If he returns the stock you will accept the stock to take it back.
It is defined in 4 steps.
1. Consignment fill up:
Sales document type is KB
Item category KBN
shedule line category E1
In this step, you are not invoicing the customer.
document flow is sales order ---- delivery item category. It will not be
relevent for billing and pricing because you are not charging money for these
goods in this step.
In schedule line category, you will set movement type
631 & set for availability check and TOR.
2. Consignment Issue.
Once the customer informed you that he used all the goods
or partial goods then you will create consignment issue for used goods.
Sales document: KE
Item category: KEN
shedule line category: C0 or C1
Here you are invoicing the customer(because he used the
goods). you are assigning the delivery documnt and billing document to the sales
In item category, you are setting relevent for billing,
pricing, special stock.
In schedule line category, your setting is 633 movement
type, relevent for availability check & TOR.
3. Consignment Return:
Customer found that some goods are damaged or he not able
to sold the goods he want to send it back. that you are creating this document.
You will assign delivery document and billing to sales
document. you will create return order, return delivery, return billing.
Your setting item category relevent for billing, returns,
pricing, special stock.
Your setting schedule line item category: 634 movement
type, NO availability NO TOR.
4. Consignment Pick up:
Even if you create the consignment return the goods are
not come to direct to your plant. For that you need to create consignment pick
up. here the owner ship is not changing so you do not need to create billing.
Assign retrun delivery to sales document type.
Sales document: KA
Item category: KAN
schedule line category: F0 & F1
Your setting item category relevent for returns. any
shedule line category relevent for 632 movement type, MRP, availability check,