Status of the Supply Relationships

The QM component monitors the release of supply relationships in stages. You can define certain statuses such as model series, preliminary series or production series through which the deliveries of a material from a certain vendor must pass in sequence. The system then generates inspection lots with an inspection type that matches the next status of the supply relationship and it updates the statuses automatically on the basis of the usage decision. When the last status is reached, the system uses the inspection type 01 for all further goods receipts.

If a release inspection is currently active, goods receipt postings for the same material-vendor combination cannot be made at the same time.