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 Material Statuses 

Use

The material status tells you whether a material is subject to restrictions, and what they are. For example, a material may be a part under development or one to be discontinued. The use of a material can be restricted in a number of ways:

  • The material can be blocked for use in certain business activities by assigning one or both of the following material statuses to it:
    • Plant-specific material status

In the standard material master, this field appears on the Costing screen, MRP screen, Production Resources/Tools screen, Purchasing screen, Quality Management screen, and Work Scheduling screen.

    • Cross-plant material status

In the standard material master, this field appears on the Basic Data screen. It is valid for the whole client.

  • The material can be blocked for use in certain sales activities by assigning one or both of the following statuses to it:
    • Distribution-chain-specific material status
    • Cross-distribution-chain material status

In the standard material master, both of these fields appear on the Sales: Sales Organization Data screen. The cross-distribution-chain material status is valid for the whole client.

  • The material can be flagged for deletion. For more information, see
Flagging Material Master Records for Deletion.

Activities

The plant-specific and cross-plant material status, or distribution-chain-specific and cross-distribution-chain material status, are considered jointly by the system.

You have the following material statuses:

    • 01

The material is blocked for Purchasing.

    • 02

The material is blocked for Inventory Management.

You assign material status 01 to the material at plant level, and material status 02 at cross-plant level (that is, at client level). As a result, you block the plant material both for Inventory Management and for Purchasing.