Maintaining Parameters

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Maintain the parameters required for the SMI process

Parameters Required for the SMI Process

For the SAP Ariba Supply Chain Configuration functionality to work, the following parameters need to be configured in the buyer's SAP ERP or in SAP S/4HANA system:

  • Parameters for the Product Activity Message
  • Parameters for the Product Replenishment Message
  • Parameters to specify the document type for a Replenishment Order

How to Maintain Parameters

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Types of Parameters

Parameters for the Product Activity Message

During the SMI process, the buyer and the supplier need to communicate certain details to each other. The Product Activity Message is used to transmit details related to demand, inventory, minimum and maximum stock data, and planned shipments.

The parameters that need to be configured on the Parameters – Product Activity Message screen are listed in the table.

Parameter NameDescriptionDescriptionValues
AGGR_SMI_BATCHMaintain this parameter to extract messages based on Plant and Material.

If this is not enabled, the extract will contain details grouped at batch level.

Variable NameAGGR_SMI_BATCH
Field NameLeave blank
Number0000
LowTo enable the parameter, set this value to X.To keep the parameter disabled, leave blank.
PRO_ACT_NO_EMPTY_BATCHESEnable this parameter so that the SAP ERP system does not include the information for materials without stock in the Product Activity Message.Variable NamePRO_ACT_NO_EMPTY_BATCHES
Field NameLeave blank
Number0000
LowTo enable the parameter, set this value to X.To keep the parameter disabled, leave blank.

Parameter for the Product Replenishment Message

The Product Replenishment Message is used by the buyer and the supplier during the SMI process to transmit information related to planned replenishments.

The parameter that needs to be configured on the Parameters – Product Replenishment Message screen is listed in the table.

Parameter NameDescriptionDescriptionValues
CSC_SMI_PR_DOC_TYPEMaintain this parameter to create or delete purchase requisitions in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA using the SMI information that Suppliers send from Ariba Network.Variable NameCSC_SMI_PR_DOC_TYPE
Field NameLeave empty
Number0000
LowEnter the document type, for example, NB

Parameter to Specify the Document Type for a Replenishment Order

The parameter that needs to be configured on the Parameters – Replenishment Order screen is listed in the table.

Parameter NameDescriptionDescriptionValues
RO_DOC_TYPEWhen the supplier provides replenishment order details for the SMI process in Ariba Network, this parameter is used to specify the document type used to create a purchase order.Variable Name RO_DOC_TYPE
Field NameLeave empty
Number0000
LowEnter the document type you wish to use to create a purchase order from the replenishment order.

Maintain Parameters for the Product Activity Message, Product Replenishment Message, and Replenishment Order

This simulation demonstrates the process and steps to follow to maintain the parameters that need to be configured in the buyer’s SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA systems for the Product Activity Message, Product Replenishment Message, and Replenishment Order.

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