Material Supply describes the process, the procedures and techniques for on-line operation of pricing, ordering, shipment and invoicing.
The Material Supply chapter (Chapter 3) consists of the following two elements:
- Chapter 3.0 Material supply, general
- Chapter 3.1 Material supply, data exchange
Chapter 3.0 Material supply, general consists of four sub-chapters:
The sub-chapter Pricing describes processes, procedures and techniques for requesting quotations and providing prices using three different methods: Single prices, Price lists and Order based prices. It allows for the establishment of direct binding prices as well as the involvement of a price approval authority.
The sub-chapter Ordering provides processes, procedures and techniques for placement of orders, order progression and delivery of ordered items. It supports the administration of orders for items as well as for services e.g. repair.
The sub-chapter Shipment provides processes, procedures and techniques for generating and forwarding transport related information.
The sub-chapter Invoicing provides processes, procedures and techniques for generating and forwarding invoices as well as for the invoice acceptance or invoice rejection.
Mutual Supply Support (MSS) activities are covered by the sub-chapters Pricing, Ordering, Shipment and Invoicing.
Chapter 3-1 Material supply, data exchange, contains the structure and details of all transactions related to pricing, ordering, shipment and invoicing as well as the data elements belonging to each transaction.