The combined information of material and vendor is kept in a record that is known as purchase info record. But a particular material can be ordered from different vendors in different time intervals. This information can be maintained in a list that is called as the source list. The key points to note about a source list are as follows −
Source list includes a list of possible sources of supply for a material over a given framework of time.
Source list specifies the time period of ordering a particular material from a given vendor.
Source list can be copied from one plant to another plant.
Source list can be created by the following two ways −
Source list can be automatically created by changing a few settings in the material master. Automatic source list can be created by following the steps given below.
Step 1 − Go to MM02 (Edit mode of material master for which you want to create source list automatically). Select all the views.
Step 2 − Inside purchasing view, check the box for source list. Click on Save. Source list will be created automatically for the material.
Source list can be created manually by following the steps given below −
Logistics ⇒ Material Management ⇒ Purchasing ⇒ Master Data ⇒ Source List ⇒ Maintain
Step 1 − On the SAP Menu screen, click Maintain by following the above path.
Step 2 − Enter the material number for which you want to maintain the source list and respective plant details.
Step 3 − Fill in all the necessary details such as valid periods, name of vendor, purchasing organization, etc. Click on the Save icon. Source list for the material is now maintained.