Customizing Materials Management Processes in SAP ERP

Customizing Materials Management Processes in SAP ERP

by Akash Agrawal

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Overview

Customizing Materials Management Processes in SAP ERP by Akash Agrawal

Are you tired of being constantly bogged down by overly technical information? This book provides exactly what functional consultants are looking for: information on how to connect Materials Management (MM) in SAP with industry best-business processes and practices. Get the big picture you need!1. MM: When, Why, and How
Understand when and why to use each MM functionality to suit your specific business processes, and then learn how to accomplish the specific task with process steps.2. Configure and Customize
Learn the basics of how to set up organizational structures and other MM elements, enhance master data, and then tweak the system based on different business requirements.3. Detailed Diagrams and Screenshots
Visualize MM organizational structures and processes with practical diagrams, then understand how to configure and customize the system with the help of screenshots.4. Business Scenarios
Benefit from detailed examples to understand how you best use MM to support specific business processes.5. Updated Edition
Find new information on subcontract procurement, outline agreements, materials requirements planning (MRP), new enhancements in MM, and more, all updated for enhancement pack 5.Highlights:

  • Organizational Structure
  • Master Data
  • Procurement Processes
  • Inventory Management Processes
  • Invoice Verification
  • Inventory Valuations
  • Material Classification
  • Batch Management
  • Materials Requirement Planning

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592294152
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Standard
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 556
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Akash Agrawal has more than 15 years of experience in SAP Supply Chain Management in the continuous process chemical, batch process, discrete manufacturing (telecom & media), utilities, and banking and retail industries.
He’s worked extensively on SAP system support, rollouts, and upgrade and implementation projects and has managed large global SAP projects in both the United States and Europe. His experience includes working with SAP 4.0B, SAP 4.6C, SAP 4.7 Enterprise Edition, SAP ECC 5.0, SAP ECC 6.0, SAP SRM 5.0, SAP IS Utilities, and other SAP ERP products.

Akash is a frequent lecturer and visiting faculty member in some of the world’s top business schools, and he speaks on the topics of SCM, ERP, and Production & Operations Management.

Akash has received many awards such as the best SAP Architect Award from IBM and the best Quality and Delivery Award. He is an engineer and has an MBA from a premier educational institution.

Table of Contents

... Acknowledgments ... 19 ... Preface ... 211 ... Introduction ... 25
... 1.1 ... Overview of SAP ERP ... 25
... 1.2 ... Overview of Materials Management ... 29
... 1.3 ... SAP System Environment: Development, Quality, and Production Clients ... 30
... 1.4 ... SAP Enhancement Packages ... 36
... 1.5 ... SAP Add-Ons and SAP Preconfigured Systems ... 38
... 1.6 ... Summary ... 392 ... The SAP Organizational Structure ... 41
... 2.1 ... Introduction to Organizational Structures ... 41
... 2.2 ... Business Scenarios and Organizational Structure ... 45
... 2.3 ... Setting Up Organizational Structures in an SAP System ... 49
... 2.4 ... Summary ... 623 ... Master Data ... 63
... 3.1 ... Vendor Master Records ... 64
... 3.2 ... Material Master Records ... 78
... 3.3 ... Purchasing Info Records ... 90
... 3.4 ... Source List ... 96
... 3.5 ... Quota Arrangement ... 98
... 3.6 ... Catalogs in SAP ERP ... 105
... 3.7 ... Summary ... 1064 ... Procurement Processes ... 107
... 4.1 ... Item Category ... 108
... 4.2 ... Procure to Pay ... 110
... 4.3 ... Direct Material Procurement ... 117
... 4.4 ... Indirect Material Procurement ... 119
... 4.5 ... Blanket Purchase Orders for Consumable Materials ... 127
... 4.6 ... Service Procurement ... 130
... 4.7 ... Consignment Procurement ... 141
... 4.8 ... Subcontract Procurement ... 147
... 4.9 ... Third-Party Procurement ... 163
... 4.10 ... Outline Agreements ... 166
... 4.11 ... Stock Transfer ... 178
... 4.12 ... Intercompany Purchases ... 184
... 4.13 ... Summary ... 1915 ... Inventory Management Processes ... 193
... 5.1 ... Movement Types ... 195
... 5.2 ... Unit of Measurement for Goods Movement ... 199
... 5.3 ... Inbound and Outbound Processes ... 202
... 5.4 ... Stock Types in Inventory Management ... 212
... 5.5 ... Physical Inventory Management Processes ... 220
... 5.6 ... Vendor Return Process ... 227
... 5.7 ... Cancellation of Material Document ... 234
... 5.8 ... Summary ... 2366 ... Invoice Verification ... 237
... 6.1 ... Basics of Invoice Verification ... 239
... 6.2 ... PO-Based Invoice Verification ... 242
... 6.3 ... GR-Based Invoice Verification ... 242
... 6.4 ... Invoices for Account-Assigned Purchase Orders ... 243
... 6.5 ... Invoices for Blanket Purchase Orders ... 246
... 6.6 ... Evaluated Receipt Settlements ... 247
... 6.7 ... Invoicing Plans ... 252
... 6.8 ... Subsequent Debit/Credit ... 259
... 6.9 ... Credit Memos and Reversals ... 262
... 6.10 ... Invoice Verification in Background Processing ... 264
... 6.11 ... Invoice Reductions ... 267
... 6.12 ... Invoices with Variances ... 272
... 6.13 ... Taxes in Invoice Verification ... 276
... 6.14 ... Discounts in Invoice Verification ... 278
... 6.15 ... Invoice Blocking ... 282
... 6.16 ... GR/IR Account Maintenance ... 293
... 6.17 ... Duplicate Invoice Check ... 295
... 6.18 ... Invoices for POs with Down Payments ... 296
... 6.19 ... Invoices for POs with Retention Money ... 305
... 6.20 ... Summary ... 3127 ... Inventory Valuation ... 313
... 7.1 ... Financial Accounting and Controlling Overview ... 313
... 7.2 ... Valuation Area ... 316
... 7.3 ... Valuation Methods: Moving Average Price and StandardPrice ... 318
... 7.4 ... Material Price Changes ... 323
... 7.5 ... Split Valuation ... 329
... 7.6 ... Summary ... 3388 ... Key Configurations in Materials Management in SAP ... 339
... 8.1 ... Release Strategy ... 340
... 8.2 ... Pricing Procedure ... 357
... 8.3 ... Automatic Account Determination ... 368
... 8.4 ... Document Type ... 379
... 8.5 ... Version Management ... 383
... 8.6 ... Message Determination ... 389
... 8.7 ... Serial Numbers in Purchasing ... 398
... 8.8 ... Public Templates in Purchase Orders and Requisitions ... 405
... 8.9 ... Blocking and Unblocking Purchase Orders ... 408
... 8.10 ... Summary ... 4109 ... Material Classification ... 411
... 9.1 ... Introduction to Material Classification ... 411
... 9.2 ... Key Terms of the Classification System ... 414
... 9.3 ... Configuration Steps ... 415
... 9.4 ... Summary ... 42010 ... Batch Management ... 421
... 10.1 ... Master Data in Batch Management ... 423
... 10.2 ... Process Steps ... 428
... 10.3 ... Configuration Steps ... 438
... 10.4 ... Summary ... 45111 ... Material Requirements Planning ... 453
... 11.1 ... Introduction to MRP ... 454
... 11.2 ... Planning Procedures in MRP ... 456
... 11.3 ... Prerequisites ... 457
... 11.4 ... Planning Levels (MRP Areas) ... 465
... 11.5 ... Planning Procedures in Consumption-Based Planning ... 467
... 11.6 ... Planning Run ... 483
... 11.7 ... Planning Evaluations ... 488
... 11.8 ... Summary ... 49312 ... Enhancements in Materials Management ... 495
... 12.1 ... System Architecture ... 495
... 12.2 ... Introduction to Development Objects ... 497
... 12.3 ... Reports ... 498
... 12.4 ... Interface ... 503
... 12.5 ... Conversion ... 512
... 12.6 ... Enhancements ... 514
... 12.7 ... Forms ... 516
... 12.8 ... Workflow ... 518
... 12.9 ... Summary ... 51913 ... Conclusion ... 521 ... Appendices ... 525
... A ... Important Transaction Codes ... 527
... B ... Important Tables ... 535
... C ... BAdIs ... 537
... D ... The Author ... 541 ... Index ... 543

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