Unrestricted use stock not equal to available


A frequent misunderstanding is the assumption that the unrestricted use stock is identical with available stock

Unrestricted use stock is a stock type, that can be used for everything, has no restriction based on its condition.
Other stock types are quality stock and blocked stock.

Available stock can be equal, can even be more than unrestricted use stock, can be less than unrestricted use
stock. You define yourself in the ATP checking rules how you calculate the available part of your stock

A look into our warehouse:

and the same in the stock overview transaction MMBE

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as a planner. On the left you see transaction CO09 availability overview used by the CSR. If you are a CSR and you want to check how much of this can be sold with the next order or if you are checking the stock/requirements list e.g. 1 is in quality inspection. if you can't read it Generated by Jive on 2014-02-07+01:00 2 . on the right the Stock/ Requirements list from the planner Click the picture to enlarge. But how much is available? Depends on the point of view.Unrestricted use stock not equal to available stock You see 263 are in unrestricted use.

/reqd qty column. the 01 is my selected checking rule when executing CO09. And it did not include the quality inspection stock. the ATP quantity got immediately reduced by the reservation of 1. but why? Because Quality inspection stock is included into available stock by definition of Net requirements calculation. Contrary MD04. This is defined in OVZ9 Availability check control.Unrestricted use stock not equal to available stock CO09 transaction shows 262 available. The availability check 02 is coming from the material master. Additionally you can define in customizing transaction OMI8 Available stocks if you include even stock in transfer. Why is this? CO09 actually starts with 263. and on the right it is defined what is considered as incoming and outgoing movements. MD04 shows 264 available in the stock line on top. the stock requirements list shows 264 as available. As you can see. blocked stock and restricted use stock (this is a batch status) Generated by Jive on 2014-02-07+01:00 3 . And both do not equal the 263 unrestricted use stock. safety stock is defined as available here. you can see this in Rec.

CO09 shows as well 262. both numbers go up by 20. What happens to CO09 and MD04? Generated by Jive on 2014-02-07+01:00 4 . and it shows a total at storage location level (and it will have a total at batch level if the material is batch managed) And since no storage location was entered in the purchase order. And why is a purchase order considered as available stock? See your checking rule for CO09. why 2 different ATP quantities in CO09? Because CO09 shows a total at plant level. purchase orders are marked to be considered as incoming movement. Both transactions show the purchase order as MRP element. Next experiment. the available stock goes up at the date when the goods are planned to be delivered. I add a safety stock of 50 in the material master MRP2 view.Unrestricted use stock not equal to available stock Let us enter a purchase order of 20 and see how the situation develops. And in MD04 it is considered too. only the available stock at plant level goes up... CO09 shows now 282 and MD04 shows 283 Wait.

at plant level It is not reduced from the storage location level. Generated by Jive on 2014-02-07+01:00 5 . CO09 does not change because safety stock is defined as available.. because the storage location was not entered in the sales order. I add a sales order for 100 And in both transactions the sales order can be seen as a reduction from the available quantity. I hope this rough overview with these small examples helps you to know that unrestricted use stock is different from available stock.. One last activity. based on the checking rule definition. But MD04 got a new line showing the safety stock. and reduces this quantity from the available quantity.Unrestricted use stock not equal to available stock As expected.