Deviation are usually specified on the P.50.07 Maintain Agreements screen by the buyer, or, after the agreement approval on the P.70.72 Expediting Details screen by the expediter.
In this process, the supplier or fabricator issues a deviations request after receiving and acknowledging the purchase order. After the request is reviewed and approved by the technical (Engineering) department, the deviation attribute is selected, and the description is entered in the attribute value.
As a result of the deviation attribute assignment, the ident is highlighted in red on all subsequent screens in order to identify the deviation, see examples below.
P.50.07 Maintain Agreements
P.70.72 Expediting Details
C.20.01 Prepare MRR by PO
On all of these screens, you can use the Attachments button to open D.90.21 where the deviation/alternate attribute is displayed with the deviation description.
On C.20.01 and on other receiving screens (C.20.02, C.20.04), the ident deviation description is displayed in a field at the bottom of the screen. This helps the construction personnel not only to know that the received item deviates from the requisition, but they can also see the accepted deviation description.