SAP Material Master – Basic View Summary
In today’s class, we have discussed the business significance of some important fields in the Basic View of the Material Master.
- Material Type
- Material Name
- Material Description
- Unit of Measure
- Material Group
- Old Material Number
- Gross Weight
SAP Material Master Exercise
Scenario : Company ABC Inc is selling computers ( Desktops and Laptops ). They are currently using a Mainframe system to sell computers. They have currently grouped their products as follows.
- IBU – Intel Based CPU
- ABU – AMD Based CPY
- M17 – 17 ” Monitors
- M19 – 19″ Monitors
- WM – Wired Mouse
- LM – Wireless Mouse
- WKB – Wired Keyboard
- LKB – Wireless Keyboard
A single computer consists of CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse. Here are some sample products in their existing Mainframe system. Any of these Products are sold as individual pieces if necessary and are sold as Finished Products.
|987655||ABC Graphic Desktop||10 Lbs||6 Cu Ft|
|765432||ABC Portable Laptop||5 Lbs||1 Cu Ft|
|987654||ABC Performance Desktop||10 Lbs||6 Cu Ft|
The company wishes to discontinue the current material names are they are difficult to remember and moving towards a more user friendly nomenclature in the new SAP system you are going ot implement for them. Here is how they wish to rename their products.
|Old Material Name||New Material Name
Question 1 : How many divisions would you create in this case ?
Question 2 : How many material groups would you create in this case ?
Question 2 : Migrate all the above materials to SAP and give the materials numbers in your answers.
Hint : Here is help on how to create material groups in SAP.