Material Master Training Reference

The material master contains all the information on all materials that a company procures, produces, stores, and sells. It is the company’s central source for retrieving material data.

The integration of all material data in a single database object eliminates redundant data storage. Areas such as purchasing, inventory management, material requirements planning (MRP), invoice verification, and so on, can all use the same data.
The data in the material master is used to perform the following functions in the SAP Logistics system:

  • Purchasing for purchase order processing
  • Inventory management for goods movement postings and physical inventory management
  • Invoice verification for posting invoices
  • Sales for order processing
  • Production planning and control for material requirements planning, scheduling, and work scheduling

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This Document on Material Master Processing will cover the following topics.

  1. Introduction
  2. Material master database
    1. Function and use of the material master
    2. Data structure
      1. Client
      2. Company code
      3. Plant
      4. Storage location
  3. Material master records
    1. Departmental data
      1. Work scheduling
      2. Accounting
      3. Mrp (material requirements planning)
      4. Purchasing
      5. Production resources/tools
      6. Costing
      7. Classification
      8. Basic data
      9. Storage
      10. Warehouse management
      11. Forecasting
      12. Quality management
      13. Sales
    2. Interdependency of user department and organizational levels
    3. Material number
    4. Industry sector
      1. Function of industry sector:
      2. Available industry sectors:
    5. Material types
      1. Function of material type:
      2. Available material types:
    6. Screen sequence and field selection
  4. Create a material master record
    1. Checklist
    2. When do you create a material master record
    3. Creating a material master record
      1. Menu path
      2. initial screen
      3. Select views
      4. Organizational levels
      5. Basic data view
      6. Class type
      7. General classification
      8. General purchasing data
      9. General purchase order text
      10. Mrp
      11. Forecasting
      12. Storage view
      13. Warehouse management: this is not in use at company
      14. Quality management
      15. Accounting view
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