All companies that uses JD Edwards software also purchase goods from various suppliers. These could be office supplies used for daily operations or could be raw materials used in a manufacturing process along with a long list of other possibilities. You may also purchase the same material / item from more than one supplier.
But what happens when a supplier you have used in the past is no longer an option for these purchases? There could be many reasons for this change, such as that supplier no longer carries the item or can no longer deliver the items in a timely fashion and you need to use a more reliable source.
Regardless of the reason, you need a way to block entry of new purchase orders for this specific supplier and since you use the JD Edwards World Procurement system for making these purchases you ask:
"What are your options for preventing creation of purchase orders from a specific supplier in JD Edwards World?"
The answer is dependent on your JD Edwards World release level as functionality related to this has changed.
The answers can be found in the following documents:
As you will see by reviewing these documents, prior to A9.1 the process was more of a workaround whereas in A9.1 and newer releases, you can actually 'deactivate' a supplier by setting the Hold Purchase Order flag in Address Book.