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1824709 - Process Type in the Purchase Order is Incorrect


You are creating a purchase order for the product A. When you enter the product A, system defaults the process type as Non-Stock. You expect the process type To-Stock.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Product Data work center.
  2. Go to the Materials view.
  3. Select the relevant Material A.
  4. Go to the Logistics tab.
  5. You can see that one or few logistic areas are In Preparation status.


  1. Go to the Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to the Common Tasks section.
  3. Select New Purchase Order.
  4. Enter the Material A.
  5. System defaults the Process Type to Non-Stock.


Not all the proposed logistics area are activated and there are a few logistics area which are left as In Preparation.

Logic: A Material is automatically assigned to the Process Type Non-Stock if one or several Logistics areas are not activated in the Product Data. If all the Logistics areas are activated , the Process Type for the material would automatically be filled as To-Stock.


Activate all the Logistics units/areas of the material and the corresponding Process Type in the purchase orders will be selected as To-Stock.


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