Previously, when selecting the requirement of the planning agreement, the display of deliveries from the past was enabled, the delivered quantities are also displayed for the purchase order requirement. The Bensberg component checks each JIT scheduling agreement. The horizon of the JIT planning agreement is used to determine how much of the forecast planning agreement can be used, taking into account the respective schedules. The amount of part of the forecast planning agreement is compared to the quantity of the forecast planning agreement and possible deviations are determined. The result is displayed with colored notes appropriate for the warning and error level. Framework agreements exist between car manufacturers and their suppliers on the expected total delivery volumes of materials within a period of time. These documents are published through classifications. Scheduling agreements are subject to frequent changes, which are communicated to the supplier via EDI or paper (fax) in the form of normal scheduling agreements, JIT scheduling agreements, and synchronous production planning agreements. Current delivery dates may replace the dates and quantities of previous planning agreements in whole or in part. For all EKKO/EKPO table scheduling agreements, you logically rely on EKET (Sch.agr. table) to find all records where EKET-WEMNG (Quantity of Goods Received) is ZERO or less than EKET QUANTITY (Planned Quantity). This effectively gives all the open hours.

If desired, the total demand, i.e. the sum of the requirements of the planning agreement and the order requirements, can be displayed in a separate line. Another development in the automotive industry is delivery via an external agent. In most cases, the external agent is a freight forwarder who has a warehouse near a car manufacturer`s factory. The component supplier delivers to the warehouse of the external agent on the basis of the planning agreements of the car manufacturer. The external agent delivers stock to the car manufacturer according to JIT delivery schedules. In the SAP system, processing with external agents is carried out via a planning agreement with an external agent (LK command type). In the LK planning agreement, the external agent is defined as an on-board and special stock partner.

The consignment warehouse is set up for the external agent when issuing the goods. If the external supplier supplies materials to the customer, it also sends the deliveries to the component supplier for adaptation (via FAX or EDI). In the SAP system, a shipment output order with reference to the planning agreement is recorded (ED order type) and a shipping transaction is initiated. This increases the amount of cumulative production. A billing document is created for the customer in the payment slip of the shipment. The EDKO (External Agent Issue Correction) command type is used for comparison and correction of withdrawals. For positive corrections, the item type EDK is used. . . .