The activities associated with creating a Purchase Order or Stock Transfer Order for materials (parts, ingredients, semi-finished goods, goods, products, merchandize) or services specifically for an Engineer-to-Order Sales Order or Production Order. This may include setup of item numbers and suppliers in ordering systems, approving Purchase Requisitions and submitting these Purchase Orders or Stock Transfer Orders to supplying parties.
A S3 Purchase Order or Stock Transfer Order is typically created for and linked to a specific Sales Order or Production Order, thus enabling the receiving process to recognize the customer order or production order for which these materials where purchased.
Note: Common inputs and outputs are listed in alphabetical order. Other inputs and outputs may be required to support varying use cases.