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The SAP Materials Management Handbook

1st Edition

By Ashfaque Ahmed

Auerbach Publications

443 pages | 640 B/W Illus.

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Although tens of thousands of global users have implemented Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) for enterprise data processing for decades, there has been a need for a dependable reference on the subject, particularly for SAP materials management (SAP MM).

Filling this need, The SAP Materials Management Handbook provides a complete understanding of how to best configure and implement the SAP MM module across various types of projects. It uses system screenshots of real-time SAP environments to illustrate the complete flow of business transactions involved with SAP MM. Supplying detailed explanations of the steps involved, it presents case studies from actual projects that demonstrate how to convert theory into powerful SAP MM solutions.

  • Includes tips on the customization required for procurement of materials and inventory management
  • Covers the range of business scenarios related to SAP MM, including the subcontracting cycle and consignment cycle
  • Provides step-by-step guidance to help you implement your own SAP MM module
  • Illustrates the procure to pay lifecycle
  • Depicts critical business flows with screenshots of real-time SAP environments

This much-needed reference explains how to use the SAP MM module to take care of the range of business functions related to purchasing, including purchase orders, purchase requisitions, outline contracts, and request for quotation. It also examines all SAP MM inventory management functions such as physical inventory, stock overview, stock valuation, movement types, and reservations—explaining how SAP MM can be used to define and maintain materials in your systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction to SAP Materials Management and Navigation

Introduction

What Is SAP?

Importance of Enterprise Resource Planning

What Is SAP MM?

SAP Is Not Easy

Complexity Issues for End Users

Complexity Issues for SAP Consultants

Typical Nature of SAP Transactions

Typical SAP User Screens

Difficult Language

Navigation

Log On

User Screen Elements

Menu

Standard Tool Bar

Title Bar

Application Tool Bar

Screen Body

Status Bar

Standard Tool Buttons

Personalization

Transaction Codes

Help Functions

Business Mapping in SAP Materials Management and Job Advice

Introduction

Business Function Mapping in SAP MM

Purchase Requisition

Purchase Order

Request for Quotation

Contract

Scheduling Agreement

Invoice

Material Requirement Planning

Reservation

Material Document

Financial Document

Core and Central Functions

Minimal Customization Required in SAP MM

Real World and SAP

Job Advice

How to Learn SAP

Project Management and SAP Responsibilities

SAP MM Masters and Organizational Structure

Introduction

Material Master

Material Master Setup Information

Material Master Views

Basic Data View 1

Basic Data View 2

Sales Organization Data View 1

Sales Organization Data View 2

Sales: General Plant Data View

Purchasing View

MRP Views

General Plant Data Views

Accounting Views

Costing Views

Material Types

Important Material Types

Additional Material Types

Material Group

Plant

Storage Location

Purchasing Organization

Purchase Group

Purchasing Value Key

Vendor Master

Source List

Info Records

Info Record at Plant or Purchasing Organization Level

Info Record Structure

Procurement Types in Info Record

Info Record Net Price and PO Net Price

Creating Info Records

Net Price Simulation

Conditions

Condition Groups

Variant Conditions

Pricing (Condition Technique)

Quota Arrangement

Quota Arrangement Calculation

SAP MM Purchasing Management

Introduction

Integration Points

Make to Stock versus Make to Order

Complete Purchasing Cycle

Purchase for Stock versus Purchase for Consumption

Automatic Account Determination

Configuration Steps

Account Assignment for Purchase Documents

Account Assignment Category

Similar Names but Different Entities

Item Category

Item Category Characteristics

Release Procedure

Release Procedure for PR

Release Procedure without Classification for PR

Release Codes

Release Indicator

Assign Release Indicator

Release Points (prerequisites)

Determine Release Strategy

Release Procedure with Classification for PRs

Create Characteristics

Create Class and Assign Characteristics to Class

Create Release Groups

Create Release Codes

Create Release Indicators

Create Release Strategies

Assign Release Codes to a Release Point (Create Workflow)

Source Determination

Source Determination Sequence

Purchase Documents

Type of Purchase Documents

Purchase Document Structure

Document Types

Purchase Document Numbering

Purchase Document Screens

Enjoy Interface

Features of Enjoy Interface

Document Overview

Purchase Requisition

Fund Availability

Parts of a PR

Request for Quotation

RFQ Document Structure

Prerequisites for RFQ

RFQ Creation Manually

RFQ Creation Using Reference Document

Creating a Delivery Schedule for an RFQ

Comparing Quotations

Rejecting Quotations

Selecting Quotation

Outline Agreement

Structure of Outline Agreement Document

Creating Outline Agreement Documents

Changing, Cancelling, and Blocking Outline Agreement Document

Contract

Structure of Contract Document

Central Contracts

Partner Roles

Item and Account Assignment Categories in Contracts

Distributed Contract

How Distributed Contracts Work

Contract Distribution with Classification

How to Create Contract Distribution with Classification

Contract Release Order

Scheduling Agreement

Advantages of Scheduling Agreements

Item and Account Assignment Categories in Scheduling Agreements

Procurement Types in Scheduling Agreements

A Scheduling Agreement Document Structure

Creating Scheduling Agreements

Time Zones in Schedule Lines in Line Items in Scheduling Agreements

Scheduling Agreement Release

Messages for SA Release

Scheduling Agreement with Centrally Agreed Contract

Purchase Order

Procurement Types in PO

PO Creation Scenarios

Prerequisites for Creating PO

PO with Zero Value

Important Considerations in PO Life Cycle

Cancelling a PO

Blocking a PO

Monitoring a PO

Archiving of PO

PO with Enjoy Interface

GR-Based Invoice Verification

Returns

Invoicing Plan

Periodic Invoicing Plan

Partial Invoicing Plan

Important Considerations for Invoicing Plans

Automatic Settlement of Invoicing Procedure

SAP MM Inventory Management

Introduction to Inventory Management

Inventory Management in a Nutshell

Integration Points

Stock Item versus Consumable Item

Movement Types

Material Document

Accounting Document

Quality Management in Inventory Management

Material Status

Goods Movements in SAP MM–IM

Goods Receipt

Planning for GR

Planning GR with POs

Planning GR with Production Orders

Planning GR with Reservations

Tracking GRs against POs

PO Creation for GR

Steps to Create GR from PO

Steps to Create GR from Shipping Notification

Results of GR

Under/Over Delivery and Final Delivery

Many GRs per PO Line Item

GR for Nonvaluated Materials

Order Unit of Measure and Unit Price

Entering a Freight Supplier

Shelf Life and Batch Management in GR

Releasing Material from Blocked Stock

GR for Production Orders

GR for By-Products

Other GRs

Goods Issue

GI General

Account Assignment

GI without Reference Document

GI for Scrapping

Taking Sample

GI with Reference to Reservation

GI for Production Order

GI against BOM

Results of GI

Reversing a Planned GI

Return Delivery to Vendor

Return Delivery in Goods Delivery-Based Invoice

Stock Transfer

Planning Stock Transfer Using Reservation

Storage Location-to-Storage Location Stock Transfer: One-Step Procedure

Storage Location-to-Storage Location Stock Transfer: Two-Step Procedure

Situation at Issuing Storage Location

Situation at Receiving Storage Location

Plant-to-Plant Stock Transfer: One-Step Procedure

Plant-to-Plant Stock Transfer: Two-Step Procedure

Company Code-to-Company Code Stock Transfer

Withdrawal Rules

Transfer Posting

Transfer Posting: Material to Material

Transfer Posting: Stock to Stock

Reservation

Type of Reservations

Batch Management

Batch Number Levels

Advice on Batch Number Settings

Structure of Batch Data

Batch Status Management

GR for a Batch-Managed Material

GI for a Batch-Managed Material

Stock Transfer and Transfer Posting of Batch-Managed Materials

Batch Classification

Batch Determination

Batch Search Strategies

Goods Movement of Split-Valuated and Batch-Managed Materials

Stock Determination

Create Stock Determination Strategy

Material Valuation

Joint Valuation

Implementing Split Valuation

Serial Numbers in Goods Movements

Goods Movement via Shipping

Materials Requirement Planning

Safety Stock and Reorder Point

Customizing in Material Masters

Introduction

SPRO and IMG for SAP MM

Transaction Variants in Material Master

Field Display Characteristics

Enterprise-Level Setup

Plant and Valuation Area Setup

Define Valuation Level

Define, Copy, Delete, and Check Plant

Define Location (for Plant)

Define, Copy, Delete, and Check Division

Storage Location and Purchasing Organization Set Up

Maintain Storage Location

Maintain Purchasing Organization

Assigning Plant and Valuation Area

Assign Plant to Company Code

Assign Business Area to Plant/Valuation Area and Division

Assigning Purchase Organization

Assign Purchase Organization to Company Code

Assign Purchase Organization to Plant

Assign Standard Purchase Organization to Plant

Assign Purchase Organization to Reference Purchase Organization

Material Master in Logistics General Setup

Field Selection for Changing Material Master View

Data Screen for Field Selection Group

Field Selection for Data Screen

Define Industry Sector and Industry Sector-Specific Field Selection

Define Plant-Specific Field and Screen Selection

Define Lock Relevant Indicator

Material Master Basic Settings

Define Output Format of Material Numbers

Make Global Settings

Maintain Company Codes for Materials Management

Define Attributes of System Messages

Material Type Setup

Define Attributes of Material Types

Assign Material Types to Special Material Creation Transactions

Define Number Ranges for Each Material Type

Key Material Master Field Settings

Define Material Groups

Maintain External Material Groups

Define Divisions

Define Material Statuses

Extend ABC Indicator

Define Laboratories and Offices

Define Basic Materials

Define Storage Conditions

Define Temperature Conditions

Define Container Requirements

Define Units of Measures Groups

International Article Numbers

Define Number Ranges for EANs/ Universal Product Codes (UPCs)

Define Number Ranges for Perishable EANs (Four Digits)

Define Number Ranges for Perishable EANs (Five Digits)

Define Prefixes for EANs

Define Attributes of EANs

Enter Standard Article Numbers

Maintain Process Mapping

GTIN Mapping

Maintain Field Catalog

Maintain Condition Tables

Maintain Access Sequences

Maintain Condition Types

Maintain Determination Procedures

Assign Procedure to Document Type

Maintain GTIN Variant Type

Materials Management General Settings

Set Material Block for Material Movement

Exclusive Material Block

Late Material Block

Set Up Material Block for Invoice Verification

Activate Consignment Prices via Info Records

SAP MM Customizing—MRP

Introduction

Consumption-Based Planning

Define Parallel Processing in MRP

Plant Parameters

Carry Out Overall Maintenance of Plant Parameters

MRP Groups

Carry Out Overall Maintenance of MRP Groups

Define MRP Group for Each Material Type

Number Ranges

Define Number Ranges for Planning Run

Define Number Ranges for Manual Processing

Master Data

Define MRP Controllers

Check MRP Types

Define Special Procurement Types

Maintain Planning Calendar

Reference Plant for Access to Central Master Data Tables

MRP Areas

Define MRP Areas

MRP Planning Settings

Activate MRP

Define Scope of Planning for Total Planning

Define Creation Indicator

Define Floats (Scheduling Margin Key)

Parameters for Determining Basic Dates

Activate Runtime Statistics

Define the Maximum MRP Period

Indicator for Only Firm Transmitted Schedule Lines

Maintain Correction Factors for Forecast

Define Start Time of Sporadic Background Jobs

Define the Storage Location MRP per Plant

MRP Calculation

Define Planning Horizon

Define Rescheduling Horizon

Define Error Handling

Define Range of Coverage Profiles (Dynamic Safety Stock)

Define Period Profile for Safety Time/Actual Range of Coverage

Safety Stock Planning

Define Safety Stock Availability

Define Stock in Transfer and Blocked Stock Availability

Lot-Size Calculation

Define Lot-Sizing Procedure

Maintain Rounding Profile

Procurement Proposal

Define External Procurement

Define Line Item Numbers

Procurement Proposals

Define Order Profile

Define Conversion for Planned Orders into Purchase Requisition

Define Conversion of Purchase Requisitions into Purchase Orders

Evaluations

Check Texts for MRP Elements

Define Receipt Elements for Receipt Days’ Supply

Define Screen Sequence for Header Details

Define Navigation Profiles

Define MRP Views

Activate Workflow for Mail to MRP Controller

Exception Messages

Define and Group Exception Messages

Check Exception Group Texts

Period Totals

Define Individual Period Split for Period Totals

Define Period Display for Period Totals

Filters

Define Selection Rules

Define Display Filters

Forecast

Weighting Groups for Weighted Moving Average

Define Splitting of Forecast Requirements for MRP

Assign Forecast Errors to Error Classes

Historical Data and Postdistribution Forecast

Delivery Relationship for External or Internal Material Group

Control of Alternative Historical Data and Postdistribution Forecast

Define Profile for Determining Delivery Relationship

Delivery Relationship for Plants

Profile for Determining Delivery Relationship for Plants

Document Types for Delivery Relationship Determination

Authorization and Performance

Material Requirements Planning

Check for Performance Settings

Check Storage Mode for MRP List

SAP MM Customizing—Purchasing

Introduction

General Purchasing Functions

Create Purchasing Groups

Maintain Search Help for Purchasing Documents

Define External Representation of Item Categories

Define Default Values for Document Type

Define Link to External Documents

Purchasing Functions: Environment Data

Define Attributes of System Messages (SIMG_CFMENUOLMEOME0)

Define Default Values for Buyers

Define Tax Jurisdiction

Maintain Display Type for Date/Period

Web Services ID and Description

Purchasing Functions: Material Master

Define Shipping Instructions

Define Purchasing Value Keys

Define Manufacturer Part Profile

Define Reasons for Blocking Approved Manufacturer Part

Entry Aids for Items without a Material Master

Inventory Managed MPN

Define Manufacturer Part Profile

Change Characteristics of System Messages

Purchasing Functions: Vendor Master

Define Terms of Payment

Check Incoterms

Define Text Types for Central Texts

Define Text Types for Purchasing Organization Texts

Info Record

Define Number Ranges

Define Screen Layout

Maintain Inspection Certificate Categories

Define Price History

Maintain Search Helps

Text for Info Records

Define Texts

Define Copying Rules

Source list

Define Source List Requirements at Plant Level

Maintain Search Helps

Quota Arrangement

Define Number Ranges

Define Quota Arrangement Usage

RFQ/Quotation

Define Number Ranges

Define Document Types

Define Screen Layout at Document Level

Maintain Quotation Comments

Define Tolerance Limit for Archiving

Release Procedure for RFQ

Edit Characteristics

Edit Classes

Define Release Procedure for RFQs

Check Release Strategies

Texts for RFQ/Quotations

Define Text Types for Header Texts

Define Copying Rules for Header Texts

Define Text Types for Item Texts

Define Copying Rules for Item Texts

Purchase Requisition

Define Number Ranges

Define Document Types

Purchase Processing Time

Define Screen Layout at Document Level

Define Tolerance Limit for Archiving

Maintain Search Help

Set Up Authorization Check for G/L Accounts

Release Procedure for PR

Set Up Release Procedure without Classification

Release Procedure with Classification for PR

Edit Characteristics

Edit Classes

Set Up Procedure with Classification

Check Release Strategies

Text for PR

Define Text Types

Define Copying Rules

Set Up Stock Transport Requisition

Create Checking Rules

Define Checking Rule

Assign Checking Rule

Purchase Order

Define Number Ranges

Define Document Types

Set Tolerance Limit for Price Variance

Define Screen Layout at Document Level

Define Tolerance Limit for Archiving

Set Up Subcontract Order

Define Reasons for Ordering

Define Reasons for Cancelling

Set Up Authorization Check for G/L Accounts

PO Release Procedure

Create Characteristics

Create Class

Define Release Procedure for POs

Check Release Strategies

Text for PO

Define Text Types for Header Texts

Define Copying Rules for Header Texts

Define Text Types for Item Texts

Define Copying Rules for Item Texts

Set Up Stock Transport Order

Define Shipping Data for Plants

Create Checking Rules

Define Checking Rules

Assign Delivery Type and Checking Rules

Assign Document Type, One-step Procedure, under Delivery Tolerance

Define Requirement Profile

Activate Automatic Delivery Creation and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Billing

Activate Automatic Delivery Creation for PO Type and Shipping Point

Stock Transfer between Storage Locations

Activate Stock Transfer between Storage Locations

Assign Delivery Type and Checking Rule according to Storage Location

Define Shipping Data for Stock Transfer between Storage Locations

Invoice Plan

Maintain Data IDs

Maintain Date Proposal for Partial Invoice Plan

Define Rules for Date Determination

Define Invoice Blocking

Invoice Plan Type

Maintain Periodic Invoice Plan Types

Maintain Partial Invoice Plan Types

Date Categories

Maintain Date Categories for Invoice Plan Type

Define Default Date Categories for Invoice Plan Type

Appointment (Door Usage)

Maintain Appointment (Door Usage) Profile

Assignment of Profile to Warehouse Number

Reasons for Date Variance

Returns Order

Returns to Vendor

Store Return/Return Plant to Plant

Progress Tracking

Define Standard Events

Define Event Scenarios

Maintain Relationship between Events in a Scenario

Assign Default Scenario to Material Group

Maintain Profiles for an Event

Define Progress Tracking Profile

Define Status Info Types

Number Range Status Information

User-Defined Evaluation

Empties Management

Activate Empties Management

Contract

Define Number Ranges

Define Document Types

Define Screen Layout at Document Level

Set Up Authorization Check for G/L Accounts

Release Procedure for Contract

Texts for Contract

Criteria for Archiving Contracts

Scheduling Agreement

Release Procedure for Scheduling Agreements

Texts for Scheduling Agreements

Criteria for Archiving Scheduling Agreements

Set Up Stock Transport Scheduling Agreement

Confirmations

Define External Confirmation Categories

Define Internal Confirmation Categories

Set Up Confirmation Control

Set Up Quantity Difference Profiles (Automotive)

Define Packaging Material Type

Conditions

Define Condition Control at Plant Level

Automatic Document Adjustment

Define Extent of Change for Message Category CONDBI

Activate Change Pointer for Message Category CONDBI

Control Document Adjustment

Control Purchasing Document Adjustment

Define Price Determination Process

Define Access Sequences

Define Condition Types

Define Limits

Define Exclusion Indicators

Define Calculation Schema

Define Schema Group

Define Schema Determination

Define Transaction/Event Keys

Define Condition Exclusion

Maintain Condition Table

Extend Field Catalogue for Condition Tables

Copy Control for Conditions

Scope of List for Conditions

Define Sequence

Define Scope of List Parameters

Assign to Conditions

Configure Condition Index

Change Condition Types

Define Permitted Fields

Edit Condition Index Tables

Activate Condition Index Tables

Rebuild Condition Index Tables

Define Overviews

Assign Overviews

Account Assignment

Maintain Account Assignment Categories

Define Combination of Item Categories/Account Assignment Categories

Set Subscreen for Account Assignment Block

Assign Default Values for Asset Classes

Statistics

Maintain Purchase Order History Categories

Define Update Groups

Assign Update Groups to Item Categories

Define Grid for Quantity Variances

Define Grid for Delivery Date Variances

Messages

Assign Output Devices to Purchasing Groups

Fields Relevant to Printouts of Changes

Texts for Messages

Define Texts for RFQ

Define Texts for PO

Define Text for Contract

Define Texts for Scheduling Agreements

Define Text for Purchasing Organization

Define Change Texts

Forms for Messages

Adjust Form for Purchasing Documents

Assign Form and Output Program for RFQ

Assign Form and Output Program for PO

Assign Form and Output Program for Contract

Assign Form and Output Program for Schedule Agreement Delivery

Schedule

EDI for Messages

Set Up Partner Profile

Profiles for Sending Stock/Sales Data

Output Control

Maintain Requirement for Message Control

Condition Tables

Define Condition Table for RFQ

Define Condition Table for Request for PO

Define Condition Table for Request for Outline Agreement

Define Condition Table for Request for Schedule Agreement Release

Define Condition Table for Inbound Delivery

Access Sequence

Define Access Sequence for RFQ

Define Access Sequence for Request for PO

Define Access Sequence for Request for Outline Agreement

Define Access Sequence for Request for Schedule Agreement Release

Define Access Sequence for Inbound Delivery

Message Types

Define Message Types for RFQ

Define Message Types for Request for PO

Define Message Types for Request for Outline Agreement

Define Message Types for Request for Schedule Agreement Release

Define Output Types for Inbound Delivery

Message Determination Schema

Define Message Schemas for RFQ

Define Message Schemas for Request for PO

Define Message Schemas for Request for Outline Agreement

Define Message Schemas for Request for Scheduling Agreement Release

Define Message Schemas for Inbound Delivery

Partner Roles per Message Type

Define Partner Roles for RFQ

Define Partner Roles for Request for PO

Define Partner Roles for Request for Outline Agreement

Define Partner Roles for Request for Scheduling Agreement Release

Define Partner Roles for Inbound Delivery

Source Determination

Define Regular Vendor

Define Supply Regions

Assign Plants to Supply Regions

Set Up Determination of Supplying Plant via Availability Check

Taxes

Set Tax Indicator for Material

Set Tax Indicator for Plant

Set Tax Indicator for Account Assignment

Assign Tax Indicator for Plant

Assign Tax Indicator for Account Assignment

Subsequent Settlement

Define Number Ranges

Set Up Condition Techniques for Subsequent Settlement

Define Overview Condition for Subsequent Settlement

Control of the Subsequent Settlement Process

Maintain Company Code for Subsequent Settlement at Purchasing Organization Level

Maintain Residence Time for Archiving

Agreements

Maintain Calendar for Rebate Arrangements

Define Business Volume Tolerance Groups

Maintain User Groups and Assign Business Volume Tolerance Groups

Define Business Volume Comparison Type

Maintain Aggregation Level and Sort Sequence

Define Text Types

Define Rebate Agreement Types for Subsequent Settlement

Output Determination

Define Requirements

Assign Output Devices and Printer Parameters

Storing Printouts

Message Determination for Rebate Arrangement

Maintain Condition Tables

Maintain Message Types

Maintain Access Sequence

Assign Partner Roles to Message Types

Maintain Message Determination Schema

Message Determination for Settlement Run

Maintain Condition Tables

Maintain Message Types

Maintain Access Sequence

Assign Partner Roles to Message Type

Note

SAP MM Customizing—Inventory Management

Introduction

General Settings

Plant Parameters

Define Attributes of System Messages

Field Selection for Goods Movement Initial/Header Screens

Define Document Life

Number Assignment

Define Number Assignment for Accounting Document

Define Number Assignment for Material and Physical Inventory Documents

Define Number Assignment for Reservations

Define Number Assignment for Goods Receipts/Issue Slips

Goods Movement Settings

Field Selection for MIGO

Field Selection per Movement Type

Settings for Transactions and Reference Documents

Goods Issue/Transfer Posting

Create Storage Location Automatically

Set Manual Account Assignment

Define Screen Layout

Maintain Copy Rules for Reference Documents

Set Up Dynamic Availability Check

Generate Physical Inventory Documents for Goods Movements

Allow Negative Stocks

Goods Receipt

Set Tolerance Limits

Create Storage Location Automatically

Create PO Automatically

Set Manual Account Assignment

Define Screen Layout

Maintain Copy Rules for Reference Documents

Set Dynamic Availability Check

Set Delivery Completed Indicator

Set Missing Parts Check

For GR-based Invoice Ver. Reversal of GR Despite Invoice

Set Expiration Date Check

Price Differences for Subcontract Order at Goods Receipt

Activate Storage of Incoming Documents

Movement and Movement Types

Create Storage Location Automatically

Set Manual Account Assignment

Define Screen Layout

Generate Physical Inventory Documents for Goods Movements

Set Missing Parts Check

Set Expiration Date Check

Reservation

Define Default Values

Maintain Copy Rules for Reference Documents

Set Dynamic Availability Check

Physical Inventory

Field Selection for Physical Inventory

Default Values for Physical Inventory

Settings for Physical Inventory

Default Values for Batch Input

Maintain Copy Rules for Reference Documents

Allow Freezing of Book Inventory Balance in Storage Location

Define Tolerances for Physical Inventory Differences

Activities

Cycle Counting

Activate Distribution of Consumption Differences

Inventory Sampling

Create Inventory Sampling Profiles

Define Stock Management Levels

Define Stock Management Level in WMS

Movement Types

Record Reason for Goods Movements

Copy Change Movement Type

Set Subscreen for Account Assignment (Coding) Block

Stock Determination

Define Strategies for Stock Determination

Stock Overview

Inventory Management

Production Order

Repetitive Manufacturing

Pull List

KANBAN

Delivery

Warehouse Management

Reporting

Define Stock List Display

Define Field Selection for Material Document List

Set Up Print Functions for Reporting

Group Movement Type for Stock List

Account Assignment and Valuation

Define Price Control for Movement Type

Configure Price Change in Previous Period

Configure Dynamic Price Changes

Reasons for Price Changes

Set Up Material Price Dispatch

Define Document Type and Number Ranges for Price Change

Define Document Type and Number Ranges for Material Debit

Maintain Number Ranges for Material Ledger Documents

Split Valuation

Activate Split Valuation

Configure Split Valuation

Account Determination

Account Determination Wizard

Account Determination without Wizard

Define Valuation Control

Group Together Valuation Areas

Define Valuation Classes

Define Account Grouping for Movement Types

Configure Automatic Postings

Business Scenarios

Introduction

Standard and Customized Business Scenarios

Complete Procurement Process

Inventory Management Cycle

Consignment Cycle

Customization, Configuration, and Master Data Setup

Process Demonstration

Subcontracting Cycle

Customizing Settings

Calculation Schema

Document Type

Master Data Setting

Info Record

Testing the Subcontracting Cycle

Pipeline Process

Intercompany Transfer

Master Data Setting

Sales Area

Document Type

Bill-to Partner

Vendor

Tax Code and Tax Rate

Program Parameters for Invoice Verification

Partner Profile for Bill-to and Vendor Partner and Inbound Parameters

Billing Document

Invoice Document

Index

About the Author

Author

Ashfaque Ahmedobtained his bachelor of engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, in 1988 and his MBA in marketing management from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 1997. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field, including in the steel industry and software application development. He started his career as a management trainee in Steel Authority of India Limited, the largest company in the steel industry in India. He learned production management, inventory management, and marketing management in the Indian steel industry. Later he moved to software industry as a programmer analyst and worked for a Canadian software company based in Montreal. In the software industry, he learned about software programming and how software helps run a brick-and-mortar business. Then he moved to software testing and worked as software testing manager and software project manager.

In 2005, he learned SAP materials management (SAP MM) module and became a SAP MM consultant. Since then, he has been working with Global Steel Holdings Limited and SAP Nigeria for implementing SAP solutions for their customers. In his career as SAP MM consultant, he has worked on some challenging assignments that involve the implementation of variants of standard business scenarios in the context of local country-specific customizations of SAP MM features.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUS076000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology