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Materials Group in Material Master - SAP Implementation

Materials Group in Material Master In addition to material type, each material record can further be grouped according to the same ... thumbnail 1 summary

Materials Group in Material Master

In addition to material type, each material record can further be grouped according to the same features together using material groups. The material group does not contain different levels or possible combinations of goods. However, it can be used to carry out different analysis functions such as reporting based on material group and material purchase history by material group.


The following material groups have been identified and defined for MyCompany:

Material Group
Material Group
Description
Material Group
Material Group
Description
001
Active Material
038
EXP
002
Excipient Material
039
FLTR
003
Mechanical
040
FOIL
004
Electrical
041
FOLD
005
Facility
042
GEL
006
Projects
043
GRN
007
EHS
044
HNGR
008
Machineries
045
INF
009
Stationary
046
INHR
010
Vehicles
047
INJ
011
House Keeping
048
INRT
012
General Items
049
LABL
013
Service Contracts
050
LFLT
014
Office Equipment
051
LQD
015
IT Items
052
MC
016
IT Service Contracts
053
OTH
017
Chemicals
054
PLGS
018
Reagents
055
PVC
019
Glassware
056
RBST
020
Lab Equipment
057
SEAL
021
Miscellaneous
058
SOLU
022
Cylinders
059
SPCR
023
Moulds
060
SPON
024
Dyes
061
STLB
025
Detail Aid Broacher
062
SUSP
026
Service Material
063
SYP
027
Giveaways
064
TAB
028
ACT
065
TAPE
029
AMPL
066
TRAY
030
APPL
067
TUBE
031
BAG
068
VIAL
032
BOTL
069
WFI
033
CAP


034
COMN


035
CRM


036
CRTN


037
CUP



Additional material groups can be created as per My company requirement.

Once a material has been maintained in the SAP database, changes need to be made for master data’s maintenance. Therefore, the material master record can be:

Extended: Material master extension is used when organizational level data or departmental data has not been maintained. The extension process allows the user to define these levels (e.g. the purchasing data view has not been maintained, or the material has not been extended for a certain storage location). It’s a process similar to material creation.

Changed: If the data maintained needs to be altered, the record can be changed using the material master change transaction.

Flagged for Deletion: If a material becomes inactive and is not in use any longer, it may be flagged for deletion. Flagging the material prevents users from entering any transactional data for the material in question.

Changes to material master records can be maintained collectively using the mass maintenance function.

Following information will also be provided in material master and will be available in filtering of reports.

  • Item Categories

  1. Inventory Sub-type (i.e. Foil , Carton)
  2. Origin
  3. Business Unit
  4. product group
  5. destination country
  6. pack type


  • Artwork specification number

  • Sales related data  (Refer to SD BP)

The following information will be provided in material master as text field.

·         Items HS Code information with related taxes and charges.

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