SAP MM with Guru99
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Copyright 2012 Mihailo Sundic,Krishna Rungta
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Chapter 1 - SAP MM Module Training Material
This material will provide sufficient information for end users in SAP MM module, first time SAP users as well as users from other module transferring to MM module team. It covers transactions in MM module and integration points with other modules based on actions performed in MM module.
Overview of SAP MM module
Materials Management module in SAP consists of several components and subcomponents. The most prominent and widely used are Master Data, Purchasing and Inventory.
All of these components have their subcomponents that are essential in specific business processes, and all of the processes are executed by using transactions. Transaction (in SAP) means processing of certain information in order to complete business process requirement. For example, if you have purchased 10 pieces of litter buckets, you can perform particular transaction code (t-code) that will reflect those changes in SAP. Most of the business processes involve multiple SAP transactions to be accomplished and are spread over one, two or more modules.
Master data in SAP is used as a base for any transaction. If you are producing, transferring stock, selling, purchasing, doing physical inventory, whatever your activity is it requires certain
master data to be maintained. We have material master data, customer master data, vendor master data, pricing/conditions master data, warehouse management master data (storage bin master data) etc.
The ones we will focus in MM module are material master and purchase info record. Material Master
INTRODUCTION: What you should know about material master?
Material in SAP is a logical representation of certain goods or service that is an object of production, sales, purchasing, inventory management etc. It can be a car, a car part, gasoline, transportation service or consulting service, for example.
All the information for all materials on their potential use and characteristics in SAP are called material master. This is considered to be the most important master data in SAP (there are also customer master data, vendor master data, conditions/pricing master data etc), and all the processing of the materials are influenced by material master. That is why it’s crucial to have a precise and well maintained material master.
In order to be confident in your actions you need to understand material master views and its implications on processes in other modules, business transactions and a few more helpful information like tables that store material master data, transactions for mass material maintenance (for changing certain characteristics for a large number of materials at once). 1. Material types
In SAP ERP, every material has a characteristic called „material type“ which is used throughout the system for various purposes.
Why is it essential to differentiate between material types and what does that characteristic represent?
It can represent a type of origin and usage – like a finished product (produced goods ready for sale), semifinished product (used as a part of a finished product), trading goods (for resale), raw materials (used for production of semifinished and finished products) etc. These are some of the predefined SAP material types among others like food, beverages, service and many others. We can define our custom...
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