External Processing in QM

Purpose

During production, you may want certain operations in a routing to be processed externally by another contractor. In such cases, the system can create a purchase requisition for such an operation automatically on the basis of a production order. Your purchasing department converts these purchase requisitions into purchase orders. When a goods receipt is received for a purchase order, the system automatically creates an inspection lot so you can inspect the externally-processed goods.

Prerequisites

To activate the functions for external processing in QM:

If you want to process more than one operation externally, you can specify different inspection types for each operation.

Process Flow

  1. A production order is created in the Production Planning (PP) component. The system copies the planning data from the routing into the production order.
  2. If necessary, you can still change the inspection type for the goods receipt for external processing in the production order.

  3. When the production order is released, the system creates purchase requisitions in the Materials Management (MM) component for the operations that will be processed externally.
  4. Each purchase requisition is converted to a purchase order.
  5. The MM component initially uses the material key "0" for the operations that will be processed externally.

  6. When a goods receipt is received for a purchase order, the system checks whether:
  7. – An inspection type is specified in the operation contained in the production order

    – This inspection type is active in the material master of the final product

  8. If both conditions specified in step 4 are met, the system creates an inspection lot for the final product specified in the production order (that is, the material key "0" is replaced by the material key specified in the production order).
  9. The inspection lot is not stock relevant.

  10. You inspect the externally processed material in a goods receipt inspection.