Feature - Prevent MM Item from Purchasing

Release Date - 3/11/16

The purpose of this feature is to prevent an MM item from purchasing. MM item means the item's purchased or manufactured code is set to “M” and the item’s mostly purchased or manufactured is set to “M.”

In the Purchase Order Line Item screen, if the item is an MP item (manufactured but mostly purchased), the application treats it like a purchased item. If it is an M (manufactured) item or MM (manufactured and mostly manufactured) item, the system treats it as a manufactured item, and will give the user a warning message:

            Item Is Normally Manufactured – OK To Order?

Some users would like to prohibit the ordering of MM items.

To accomplish this, a new Global Setup flag under Dist -> PO Global Control has been added:

 

41. Allow Purchase MM (Mostly Manufacturing) Items?

The default value is “Y.” If it is set to “N,” users will be prevented from purchasing MM items.

Item File Maintenance has been changed to allow the entry of a blank in the Mostly Purchased Or Manufactured field. In the past, the “Blank” value is simply a default value from a field that did not exist before. 


After this change, the system can treat M and MM differently:

            M – It is like an MM item mostly. 
            MM – it is like an M item mostly. Based on Global Setup, user may not purchase the MM item, but is able to purchase the M item.

Every application in the system that creates a purchase order now takes this new Global Setup option into consideration. If the new Global Setup option is set to N and the user attempts to create a purchase order for an MM item, the following message will appear:

 

This includes the entry of a purchase order through the Purchase Order Entry program, Purchase Order Import (both ASCII and CSV), Requisition entry and import, Buyer Desk, ATP Processing, and creation via Customer Order Processing.

Modified Programs: NSCTLFIL.FD, NSCTLFIL.W30, NSCTLINI, NSCTLMN3, IM0405.PL, IM0405, IM0405R, IM0101, CP0111, PO0111, POBDGENP, POCSVIMP, POORDIMP, POORDIMP.PL, POREQIMP, POREQMNT

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