Define keys for delivery blocks

In this step, you define the keys to block supply relationships.

Depending on whether the block applies to all materials or only certain materials for a vendor, the blocking key is contained in the vendor master or in the quality information record for a material/vendor combination.

The key allows you to block the following business transactions:

In the control key for QM in procurement, you specify how the system should respond when it encounters a block. For example, with:


1. Together with the purchasing and inventory management departments, determine which blocking options are used in your company and how the system and the persons responsible will respond, in the event of a block.
2. Replace the blocking keys in the standard system with the keys that are needed in your company.
3. Set the system message type according to the arrangements made with the purchasing and materials management departments.

Additional Information

To block the procurement functions, you have several options:

For quality-related reasons, you can use the control key for QM in procurement to override any active blocking keys for certain plants.