E1: 41: Enhancement Request to Copy the Primary Location Between Branches using Item Branch Duplication(R41826/P41015) (Doc ID 2259819.1)

Last updated on APRIL 27, 2017

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

According to the Doc ID 1337879.1 the R41826/P41015 does not copy the F41021 between Branches. The customer needs the Primary Location to be copied . The problem is that it creates an invalid blank location in a Location-Controlled Warehouse where blank is not in the F4100 Location Master. This is not must be supported.
 

Business case:
The customer operates multiple Warehouses around Europe with Location Control switched on. Blank is not valid because it is too easy to accidentally enter stock in a blank location and lose it. It is bad business practice and the customer does not allow it. For example when using a Visual Assist on the LOCN field in programs such as P31113, if you click Cancel the program returns a blank location which the user might accidentally use. The customer will create Items in a Master Warehouse with Primary Location "GI" (Goods In). When this Item/Branch is copied to the other Warehouses the valid location "GI" does not get copied. Instead, the invalid location blank is added. This invalidates these Items in all the other Warehouses. They cannot be used.

The workaround suggested is not really practical. We are talking thousands of new SKUs every year across multiple warehouses. To suggest that the users will have to manually go into the P41024 to ADD the "GI" Location then swap the Primary, then delete the blank, is not practical. Whilst this is being done the Warehouse is in danger of transacting the product into an invalid location.

The customer would like that the Primary Location to be copied and this feature be switched on or off with a new Processing Option on both P41015 & R41826. It is also advisable that maybe another Processing Option be added that makes the program respect the Location Control in the F41001 Branch/Plant Constants. Thus, when switched on it does not copy an item if it means creating an invalid location not on F4100.

Cause

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