Re: [sap-log-mm] SAP MM Good Receipts in Multiple Crates but Single Material

Reply from PMassey48 on Feb 10 at 7:04 AM

If you are receiving components of what you currently define as a material then you have to create those components as independent materials in order to track them through receipt, stock, and assembly. This will mean that you will need to create a bill of material in order to monitor the assembly into your saleable part (currently what you define as the base material). The bill would normally be a manufacturing bill, but there are ways of creating commercial bills in order to avoid the use of MRP structures. The use of commercial bills does however mean that you will have to create you current material anew as an "assembly", which is a different material type and therefore a different material code (however, you could configure the material numbers such that a current item 12345 becomes an assembly 12345A, etc.).

Essentially, in order to get the best out of SAP, you have to configure it to your actual business process and not a simplistic and incomplete view of the process. Alternatively, you could negotiate with your supplier in order to have the items delivered as complete units - this would save you cost as well, so it is a sensible idea.


---------------Original Message---------------
From: Madelaine
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 5:19 AM
Subject: SAP MM Good Receipts in Multiple Crates but Single Material

I have the following scenario:

I have material which is stocked in PC (pieces) and which is marked for external procurement. The material type is a trading good as we purchase and resell from our plant. Although we have defined the material as a single code, it in fact contains multiple pieces which for us make up one complete material.

Our problem is as follows:

If we purchase 3 pieces, the vendor packs these into multiple crates and ships them to us. It could arrive here as 16 crates because of the odds and ends that make up a single unit. We book the 3 pieces into stock, pay the vendor and then our nightmare begins. The system shows a quantity of 3, now we perform a physical inventory check and have to reconcile 16 crates to 1 pc as shown in the system. The vendor does submit a packing list but we cannot keep referencing this packing list to ensure that crates 1 to 5 are actually 1 piece and 5 to 10 another...etc.

Can someone suggest a method to handle this in SAP? Is there a way that we can somehow at goods receipt stage reflect that crate 1 to 5 is one piece and that this will reflect on the delivery note when we eventually sell the product and also on the physical inventory document?

Mention: version is 4.6C.


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