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2936520 - Contract With Highest Rank Is Not Selected When Proposal Is Created


 Contract with highest rank is not selected when proposal is created


 SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Supply Planning work center.
  2. Navigate to the Products view.
  3. Search and select the relevant product planning area combination and choose Open button.
  4. Choose the Run Planning button and select the option Single BoM Level or Multi BoM Level based on your business use case.
  5. When system creates purchase proposal you see that the system has selected a random contract and not the one which has the highest rank. 

You want to understand why system is not selecting the contract which has the highest rank.


There are two kinds of Source Determination in ByDesign.

  1. Source Determination in Purchasing: When purchase documents  are created from shopping cart through request for quotation, quotes document etc. 
  2. Source Determination in Planning: When purchase proposal is created via executing MRP in planning or manually via New Planning Proposal common task. 

While determining Source of Supply in planning for externally sourced products, the system will only look for existing purchasing contracts or list prices for the product.  If either purchasing contract or list price is marked as Fixed Source of Supply, the system will give preference to the source marked as fixed source of supply. If neither are marked as fixed source of supply then the purchasing contract has priority over list prices. If there are more than one contract or list price and none of them are marked as fixed source of supply the system will randomly pick an available contract or list price for creating the purchase proposal.


In planning, the system will look for source marked as fixed source of supply, purchasing contract and then list price for finding a source of supply in planning. It does not look for the lowest price, lowest target quantity fulfillment rate or lowest delay in delivery date within a source of supply.


If you want the system to pick up a specific source source of supply of your choosing you can mark it as Fixed Source of Supply by following the below given steps.

  1. Go to Sourcing and Contracting work center.
  2. Navigate to the Source Determination: Fixed Sources of Supply view.
  3. Choose the button New and select the option Fixed Source of Supply.
  4. Enter the relevant product in the field Product and choose the button Get Sources of Supply.
  5. System will display available sources of supply. You can mark the relevant source of supply as Fixed Source of Supply, by selecting the checkbox Fixed against your desired Source of Supply.
  6. Choose the button Save and then Close the page.

See Also

2138741 - System is not Selecting the List Price With Lowest Price as Source of Supply


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