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This flowchart picture depicts the procurement process for raw materials in SAP S/4HANA MM. It outlines the steps involved in acquiring raw materials, from initiating the requisition to receiving and paying for the goods.

Here’s a breakdown of the procurement process for raw materials in SAP S/4HANA MM based on the flowchart:

  1. Manual PR/MRP: The process starts with a manual purchase requisition (PR) created by a department or through Material Requirements Planning (MRP) automatically generating a requisition based on planned production needs.

  2. Existing Material?: The system checks if the raw material already exists in the system.

  3. Create RFQ (Request for Quotation): If the material is new, an RFQ is created to solicit bids from potential vendors. This step might be optional depending on your company’s procurement strategy.

  4. Maintain Quotation: Vendors respond with quotations which are recorded in the system.

  5. Compare Quotation: The quotations are compared to choose the most favorable supplier based on factors like price, quality, and delivery time.

  6. Create PO w.r.t. RFQ/Contract: A purchase order (PO) is created referring to the chosen RFQ or existing contract with the selected vendor.

  7. PO Release: The purchase order undergoes an approval process. If modifications are required, the PO is sent back for adjustments.

  8. Release to Vendor: Once approved, the PO is released to the chosen vendor.

  9. Goods Receipt: Upon receiving the raw materials, a goods receipt (GR) is created in the system to document the quantity and quality of the delivered items.

  10. Invoice Verification: Finally, the vendor’s invoice is verified against the purchase order and goods receipt for accuracy before payment processing.

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