A material master contains information on all materials purchased, manufactured, or sold by a corporation. It houses core data that is accessible at all levels.
Path to Create Material Master
Logistics ⇒ Materials Management ⇒ Material Master ⇒ Material ⇒ Create Material
Step 1: On the SAP Menu screen, click the Create button by following the above path.
Step 2: Fill in all the required details such as material number, material type, industry sector, etc.
Step 3: Select the views you want to maintain for your material.
Step 4: Enter the name of the plant and the storage location.
Step 5: Enter the required information in your material views Basic Data 1, such as Description, unit of measure, Material Group, etc. Click on the next view or press enter.
Step 6: In Basic Data 2, there are no mandatory fields so we can directly go to next field by pressing enter.
Step 7: In the Purchasing Tab you will see the Plant Name, we have to fill in the Order Unit, Purchasing Group, and Purchasing Value Key which is the reminder days and tolerance limits valid, as well as the shipping instructions and order acknowledgment requirement of the material for Purchasing, and the GR Processing Time. At the end enter in an order unit how many base units will the material be procured.
Step 8: In MRP1 View, we have to fill in MRP Type, MRP Controller and Lot Sizing Procedure.
Step 9: In MRP 3 View, we have to maintain an Availability Check.
Step 10: In Accounting 1 view, we have to fill in the Valuation Area field, Standard price and moving average price are optional.
Step 11: Click on save.
This is how we maintain all the views and fields of material creation.
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