MRP vs Consumption-based Planning (CBP) in SAP

MRP and Consumption-based planning are two fundamental SAP planning types that can be used to determine a product’s requirements. To avoid any confusion on the subject: I am not talking about the MRP run that is executed through MD01 and MD02. I’m talking about planning types that are set in the Material Master’s MRP1 tab. The MRP type is used in the MRP run to determine HOW procurement and/or production quantities are calculated. Read more

SAP Purchase Order Procedure

The purchase order can be used for a variety of procurement purposes. Materials can be procured externally for direct consumption or for stock. It is also possible to procure services externally. Furthermore, the special procurement types “subcontracting”; “third party” (involving triangular business deals and direct-to-customer shipments) and “consignment” are possible. Read more

Open Purchase Order Quantity

As the name suggests, Open Purchase Order Quantity is the total quantity yet to be received on a purchase order in SAP MM. Thus, if a PO purchase order was made for 100 numbers of a particular material. Let us suppose, there were two goods receipt for this purchase order say of 20 numbers and 45 numbers. Now the open purchase order quantity for this order would be 35 (100-20-45). Open purchase order quantity is nothing but the difference between the quantity ordered and quantity delivered till date. Read more

Different Planning Views

End-users can get confused about the difference between;

MD04 – Stock/requirement List and
MD05 – MRP List.

MD05 will show only the situation as it was since the last MRP run. This transaction is suitable for reviewing the MRP run. Without taking into account new stock issues or receipts MD05 is ideal for evaluating your MRP parameters. Look at the stock date, this is the date of the last MRP run. Read more

SAP MM Study:Physical Inventory

Main Business Scenario

Your enterprise has to carry out a physical inventory of its warehouse stocks at least once per fiscal year to balance its inventory. Various procedures can be implemented for this.

In a periodic inventory, all the enterprise’s stocks are physically counted on the balance sheet key date. Every material has to be counted. During counting, the entire warehouse must be blocked for material movements. Read more

SAP Materials Management Tutorials from SAP Help

Materials Management (MM)
Materials Management (MM)
Material Master
Material Requirements Planning
MM Component Short Description
MM Materials Management
MM – Materials Management: Workflow Scenarios
 MM – Material Price Change (MM-IV-MP)
 MM MM-MOB and WM-LSR Interfaces
 MM Vendor Evaluation
 Dangerous Goods Management (EHS-DGP)
 Goods Receipt Process for Inbound Deliveries
 Inventory Management and Physical Inventory
 Inventory Sampling (MM-IM-PI) 
 Order BOMs


MM-FI Integration in SAP R/3

Like SD and MM integration as highlighted before, SAP also cover some of the integration area related to Material Management and Financial Accounting components of SAP R/3. Under this article, some of the important steps related MM-FI Integration have been highlighted. This complete integration is covered in SPRO under the node Valuation and Account Assignment (Account Determination & Automatic Postings). Read more