There is no immediate impact to a purchase orders issued by the GM e SAP indirect material system.
The fact that the old DUNS number has been inactivated has been transmitted to the e SAP vendor master file, which results in an accounts payable "posting" and "purchasing" block being placed on the supplier record.
During this period, there are still some GM locations issuing their purchase orders and releases in OLIMPIC.
The impact of a DUNS change on an OLIMPIC purchasing document is generally transparent to the supplier.
Businesses may choose to append four extra alphanumeric characters to their DUNS number. The suffix is for the use of the business (for example, to identify different electronic funds transfer accounts).
It has no significance otherwise and is not tracked by Dun & Bradstreet.
When an invoice or receipt record is received against a purchase order or release issued against the now inactive DUNS number, the accounts payable team will confirm that the DUNS has been delete/transferred to a new DUNS number.
Request a D-U-N-S Number Dun & Bradstreet’s D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit identification sequence which provides unique identifiers of single business entities, while linking corporate family structures together.The ACASS system now uses the DUNS number, rather than the former ACASS number.The DUNS number is proprietary to Dun & Bradstreet.The Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S, is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that assigns a unique numeric identifier, referred to as a "DUNS number" to a single business entity.It was introduced in 1963 to support D&B's credit reporting practice. DUNS users include the European Commission, the United Nations, and the United States government.