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EIDX Consignment Scenarios - Supporting Documentation

Overview of Business Documents Used in Consignment Processes

In Consignment Processes, the buyer must inform the seller when the event that triggers transfer of ownership occurs.  The most common triggering event is the consumption of the inventory, either by using that inventory to product product, transferring the inventory from one location to another, or selling the inventory.  See Inventory Activity and Transfer of Ownership for more information.

Either for the consumption of consigned inventory, or the consumption of non-consigned inventory, there is no one "transfer-of-ownership" business document.  Any of several business documents may be used, and which is used depends on the consignment and/or replenishment scenario - which related business processes are associated with the inventory consumption.

Alternatively, it may be that the seller needs transfer-of-ownership events reported separately, and/or with different timing than the "base" business message.  In this case, a different message may be used for reporting the transfer-of-ownership event, or a different "flavor" of the an existing business message may be used.

For additional information, see the Component Models:

See also Sales Reporting Scenarios and Financial Scenarios.

Last updated 04 January 2003