Posting Goods Receipts for Purchase Orders


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Procure required materials
  • Create an inbound delivery


See the following video to see Marcia, Herbert, and Peter talk about the various procurement options available in SAP S/4HANA:

When procuring materials externally, a purchase order is used. Internal procurement via a production process means that either a production order or a process order is used, depending on the type of production process involved. Procurement via a stock transport process means that a stock transport order is being created when procuring the materials.

In this course, procurement of materials is always done using purchase orders. No stock transport orders or production/process orders are used.

A purchase order is created, containing a requested delivery date, and then sent to a supplier. The supplier confirms the receipt of the purchase order. When it is time to do so, the supplier sends to materials towards the ordering company.

How to Post a Goods Receipt Without a Warehouse Involved

Goods Receipt with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)

You can use the following video to see Marcia and Herbert talking about posting a goods receipt using an inbound delivery in SAP S/4HANA:

The inbound delivery is the document based on which the physical putaway of a material in the warehouse (Warehouse Management) and the posting of the goods receipt (Inventory Management) is executed.

Purchase Order and Inbound Delivery

For a purchase order, both an LE inbound delivery and an EWM inbound delivery are created. The sequence in which they are created can vary.

In the following video, Peter gives Marcia more information about creating an LE and an EWM inbound delivery in SAP S/4HANA:

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