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    Anil Nair
    Approved Supplier List (ASL)
    Topic posted December 13, 2018 by Anil NairBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Agreements, Approvals, Approvals/Notification, Approved Supplier List, Create Requisition, FAQ, Fusion, How-To, Manage Procurement Catalog, Orders, Requisition Processing, Setup, Supplier Communication, Supply & Distribution Planning Cloud, Tip, White Paper 
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    Approved Supplier List (ASL)
    Approved Supplier List (ASL)


    We have a requirement to restrict any purchasing (Req/Orders) for specific suppliers (Blacklisted).

    The approved supplier list functionality doesn't allow any restriction on Order creation when category and supplier from ASL is used.

    There are no Inventory items for now only categories.

    Also, i'm unable to find the source document - Blanket Purchase Agreements, there is only Contract Purchase Agreement in the drop down list under ASL source documents.The Generate Approved supplier list also doesn't show any agreement numbers.

    Please share if you have come across customers with similar requirement.

    Many thanks.




    • Niamath Jeddy


      Is your requirement to debar certain supplier-category combinations via ASL?

      If yes, then I created a 'Debarred' status ASL for a supplier/category. When I try to create a PO with this combination, system does stop me and displays this message'The supplier is not approved for the ordered item or category.'.



    • Matt Goodwin-Higson

      We have this exact issue, we're trying to restrict Purchaisng categories to be available ONLY for certain suppliers, however functionality this does not appear to be available. 

      Additionally we've tried creating a 'Debarred' status ASL entry, and yet this also doesn't work. 

      The User guide states the followong about the ASL: "When an approved supplier list entry is defined as Category, you are associating the entry to a particular procurement category."

      ​​Has anyone else encountered this issue? If so, how did you resolve it?

    • Sonika Sharma


      I also have exact same issue. It does work if I create ASL with item and supplier combination. But It's not working if I  restrict Purchasing categories to be available ONLY for certain suppliers. It seems this functionality does not appear to be available.

      Please suggest?




    • Huyen Nguyen

      Hi All,

      Can u help me to update can we restrict any purchasing (Req/Orders) for specific suppliers (Blacklisted) ?