ATP Types of Availability Check in Sales and Distribution Processing There are three types of availability check: _ Check

on the basis of the ATP quantities _ Check against product allocation _ Check against planning

The following SD-specific control features need to be maintained in Customizing: _ Checking group The checking group controls whether the system is to create individual or collective requirements in sales and shipping processing. In addition, a material block for the availability check with transfer of requirements can be set here. The checking group can also be used to deactivate the availability check. This option was created especially for the assembly order so that when the bill of material is exploded in the assembly order, the individual components, if necessary, can be classified as non-critical parts as far as procurement is concerned. The checking group specifies in combination with the checking rule the scope of the availability check. It is proposed in the material master record on the basis of the material type and the plant, and copied into the sales and distribution documents. _ Checking Rule You use the checking rule to control the scope of the availability check for each transaction in sales and distribution. You also specify whether the check should be carried out including or excluding replenishment lead time. The individual checking rules define by transaction, which stock and inward and outward movement of goods should be taken into account for the availability check. _ Schedule line category You can control with the schedule line category whether an availability check and transfer of requirements should be carried out in the sales documents. The possible settings for this at schedule line level are dependent on the settings in the requirements class which is determined from the requirements type of the material. _ Delivery item category

A finer degree of control can be obtained for sales documents using the schedule line category. Requirements type The various requirements are identified by their requirements type.The delivery item category can be used to control whether an availability check takes place in deliveries. It can either be proposed from the customer or material master record or can be entered manually in the document.for the availability check in the sales documents . The requirements type refers to the requirements class and its control schedule line category level A requirements type must exist by which the requirements class can be found _ A plant must be defined. _ Requirements Class The requirements class contains all control features for planning such as relevance for planning. In addition. it is specified at a global level whether an availability check is to take place for the material in the sales and distribution documents on the basis of the ATP quantity (ATP = available to promise) and whether requirements are to be passed on. Prerequisites An availability check can only be carried out if the following prerequisites have been fulfilled: _ The control elements described above for the availability check must be maintained in Customizing for Sales and the relevant assignments made to the sales transactions _ The availability check must be switched on at requirements class level and . Replenishment lead time is only included in the check performed on the basis of the ATP quantity. _ A checking group must be defined in the material master record on the Sales/plant data screen in the Availability check field . requirements planning strategy and requirements consumption strategy.

The carry out control for the availability check must be maintained for both the sales order and delivery. The columns total sales and total deliveries are selection options whereby u can configure a checking rule to sum up reqts to post to MRP either individually or by day or week. The No Check indicator is used when u want a material to not be relevant for an ATP check. The Block checkbox is an indicator that enables u to block the particular material from being checked for availability if it is already being checked at the same time by another user. Column 5. The schedule lines in the sales order transfer the requirements through to MRP. Block qty. one can set a default value per material type and plant. not for quotations. However should no entry exist for the checking group in the material master record.Configuring entries of the Availability Check IMG > SD > Basic fncs > Availability check and TOR > Availability check◊Availability check with ATP logic or against planning > Define checking groups You can use SAP std checking groups of 01 for summarized reqts or 02 for daily reqts or u can create ur own. Defining a material block for other users. Defining the default value for checking groups. TOR IMG > SD > Basic fncs > Availability check and TOR > TOR A line item in the sales order creates a schedule line. For ex. You can select the docs on which you want the TOR to happen. u tell the system what stock on hand and what inward and outward movements of stock it must take into account when performing the availability check. . These settings are based on the checking group that is assigned to the material master record and the checking rule that is predefined and assigned to the sd transaction. set this block if u want several users to be able to process the material simultaneously in different transactions without blocking each other. Controlling the availability check. In this section.

TOR must be switched on at the reqts class level.master◊The TOR aims to ensure the ordered materials are available for the requested delivery date. 1 or 2. You can select an alternative search strategy where u assign the reqts type to item category and MRP type. The TOR can be set for individual or for collective requirements (materials sales/plant view). The TOR is dependent on the following data: The reqts type. . (1 = Item type and MRP type strategy). a few criteria need to be met: Plant assigned to line item level. reqts class. checking group must be defined and allocated to the material master record (sales/plant view in the availability check field) The reqts class is the controlling factor for the availability check and the TOR for all sd types. Use the indicators to select if this reqts class must carry out an availability check and/or a TOR. 2) Define the reqts types. A reqts type is allocated to a single reqts class and not vice versa. 3) Assign the rqts type to the relevant item category in the sales order and the MRP type found on the material master record. Can select source as 0. checking group and schedule line category. 4) The TOR and Availability check can be selected/de-selected at the schedule line category level. (material master◊The reqts type and class are determined in the strategy group MRP3) For TOR to be carried out. Configuring the TOR: 1) Use std 041 reqts class or copy and rename it. schedule line category should be switched on at TOR. It is based on the item category and the MRP type of the material.

then plant followed by storage location. 4. Availability Overview = CO09 > order qty. strategy group--MRP1 --mmr 2. Requirements can be used to determine that the TOR to MRP is not carried out unless a number of conditions are met.MRP group. schedule line placing the demand◊sd no or dly no. requirements class. 3.reqt class level. ITEM category +mrp type . 6) Maintain requirements for TOR. line Stock overview = MMBE > total stock per company.material type. reqt type are identified in the system thru 1. apart from the above the TOR must be switched on at 1. 2.plant must defined at the document item level once order is raised the requirments are transfered from order to MRP by TOR. requirmrent type.schedule line category. various reqts are identified thru reqt type.requirement class.checking group 4.5) Block qty confirmation in delivery blocks. 3. sd doc no.schedule line level 3. and finally a breakdown per batch. Stock requirements list = MD04 item. item no. Transfer of requirments: for TOR to happen the folowing control elements must be defined 1. 2. This is used to block the reservation of the TOR from MRP. 4.checking group level.

availability check must be swithched on at the requirment class level 2. so if material is not available then system proposes 2 dates 1. delivery item category.5.checking group:defines whether indivual orcollective req are to be passed 2. for availability check to happen the following pre-requistes must be there: 1. for config: SPRO-BASIC FUNCTIONS--TOR&AVAILABILITY CHECK.reqt type must be defined 4.customer delivery date 2.schedule line level itmust be switched on 3.consumption strategy etc basing on the item category group+ mrp type-.item category once reqt type is identified it points to reqt class. reqt class contains all the control factors suchas planing strategy. the system takes by default checking group if not defined as material type and plant.schedule line categories are identified. then the system does ATP CHECK(warehousestockplanned ordersproduction ordersconfirmed receiptsconfirmed goods issues) and decides whether goods are availabile on the requested delivered date of the customer. 5.checking rule: defines scop of the check(what type of stock+with or without RLT) 3.schedule line category: this fine tunes whether availability check should be carried on at the sales document level or not. 4. from SD the following componenets are importants 1. .checking group must be defined. if not system does a backward scheduling and confirms when material is available (materual availability date).material availability date. if it is relevant for availability check.plant must be defined 6.

strategy group. RLT time. 5.scheduling margin key.In material master the below mentioned must be defined also 1.MRP group . 2. house production time. 4.

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