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3355516 - System Allows To Receive Excess Quantity From Supplier


System allows you to receive more than the ordered quantity from supplier


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Inbound Logistic work center. 
  2. Navigate to the Inbound Delivery Notifications view. 
  3. Search for the relevant notification, select it and choose the Post Goods Receipt button. 
  4. In the post goods receipt screen enter a value more than the Planned Quantity.
  5. The system does not stop you from saving and creating an inbound supplier delivery with the excess quantity.  

You want the system to restrict you from receiving more than the planned quantity.




  • There is no option in the system to set a hard check for over/under delivery of To-Stock items. 
  • The Post Goods Receipt screen will display an information/warning message informing the user that there is an over delivery.
  • The reason why there is no hard check for delivery quantity is to allow real world flexibility.
  • In warehouse there could be scenarios that the warehouse will have to receive more than what was orders (mistake from supplier, lot restrictions etc.) .
  • In these cases we receive the excess stock and then return what is not required. 


  • A user will not be able to perform a hard check and stop system from receiving more than the planned quantity. 

See Also

You can set delivery tolerance in contracts mostly relevant for non-stock items. Please refer the help document titled Follow-up Document Settings 


KBA , AP-IDP-CID , Confirmed Inbound Delivery , Problem


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