SLED in SAP MM: Configuration and End User Guide

This document provides an overview of shelf life expiration date (SLED) configuration and functionality in SAP Materials Management (MM) module. It covers how to set up and activate SLED checks, define minimum and total shelf life in material master records, and enter SLED dates during goods receipt. Four scenarios are explained with examples to illustrate system behavior based on whether minimum and total shelf life values are maintained.

  • Introduction to shelf life expiration date and its importance for perishable goods inventory management
  • Prerequisites for enabling SLED checks such as configuration settings and material master data
  • Explanation of total shelf life vs minimum remaining shelf life fields and how they impact SLED calculations
  • Four case studies analyzing system behavior when minimum/total shelf life values are blank or populated in material master
  • Step-by-step configuration guide with screenshots for activating SLED checks and period indicators
  • Examples of SLED entry during goods receipt and resulting system validations for each case study scenario
  • Conclusion summarizing learnings on how minimum and total shelf life settings impact GR process

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Negative Stock Configuration in SAP MM

Negative stock is a concept in SAP that allows inventory to be issued or sold even when there is no physical stock available. This can be useful in some scenarios, such as:

  • When there is a delay in updating the inventory records due to technical or operational reasons, but the business needs to continue the sales or production process.
  • When there is a temporary shortage of stock due to high demand or supply disruptions, but the business expects to receive replenishment soon and wants to avoid losing customers or orders.
  • When there is a planned negative stock situation, such as when a consignment vendor delivers goods directly to the customer, but the business still wants to record the sales and revenue in SAP.

This document provides an overview of negative stock handling in SAP MM (Materials Management). It covers the prerequisites and configuration steps required to allow negative stocks at the plant and storage location level. Two scenarios are presented to demonstrate how negative stocks can be utilized when a goods issue needs to be completed before the corresponding goods receipt is posted.

List of topics covered in the document are;

  • What is Negative Stock Handling
  • Prerequisites for Negative Stock Handling
  • Scenario 1: Goods issue with movement type 201, goods receipt with movement type 101
  • Scenario 2: Goods issue with movement type 201, stock transfer between locations with movement type 311
  • Important points to remember about negative stocks

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