A Batch in The Materials Management System
What are batch management in the SAP system?
A batch in the materials management system is defined as a subset or
partial quantity of a material that is managed separately from other subsets
of the same material. Each batch is identified not only by its material
identification but also by a separate batch number. Typical examples of
batches include different production lots (such as paints, dyes, wallpapers,
and pharmaceutical products), delivery lots, or quality grades of material.
Follow below as it is for beginner's to easily understand.
Prerequisite for batch management:
Step 1 - create material - MM01 there select batch management indicator
in purchasing tab. enter all required fields. and save now your material
has been created for batch management.
Step 2. Now create charateristics - T.code - CT04.
This characteristics to identify the material based on eaither color
or size etc.
Create characteristics for your material color - CT04
Characteristics - colour
Number of character - 4 (any length of character you can mention)
Values - read, yellow, pink
Again create characteristics for your material size - CT04
Characteristics - size
Number of character - 4
Values - rectangle, Triangle, square.
Now club all above two characteristics in one class.
Step 3 create class - T.code - CL02
Class - cls batch (own name)
Class type - 023
<Character Tab> enter characteristics 1. color 2. size.
Step - 4 Now create Batch - T.code MSC1N
Material - enter above material created for batch management
Batch - Batch 01 ( ur own number)
Select class - cls batch
Value - colour - red
Now you can create same like with different combinations of batch
Now create PO - ME21N
In PO enter batch number "batch 01 " in item level
GR - against PO
Stock over view - MMBE (can see the batch management number)
SAP MM Reference Books:
SAP Material Management
Interview Questions, Certification and Configuration Books
SAP MM Purchasing
SAP MM (Materials Management)
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