You use material reconciliation to analyze and verify ingredients at the end of a production process.
It allows you to compare the material quantity that actually flowed in with the planned quantity or the quantity of the material produced. Furthermore, other information about the ingredients can be displayed via the movement types.
Reconciliation of the ingredients can ensure that there are no discrepancies outside of the valid range in the relationship between the input and yield.
You can define the goods movements that are to flow into material reconciliation. Movement types that you define yourself can also be used for reconciliation.
For more information, see
Results Report for Material Reconciliation
Here you can find information about the following:
If a material appears several times in the material list, all items for this material are reconciliated at the same time. The classification of the first item of a material in the material list is chosen.
Co-products are reconciliated like ingredients.
Messages to the Batch Record (EBR)
If material reconciliation is called up from a PI sheet, a message is sent to the batch record each time it is called up.
This message contains the following information:
Number and material number of the materials that were reconciliated incorrectly
If the message does not reach the batch record (for example, because some of the goods movements for the order are not yet posted), call up material reconciliation by choosing:
Production-Process ® Process Order ® Tools ® Process Data Document ® Material Reconciliation ® For Process Order
Batch usage with material reconciliation
You can use batch usage for a raw material, for example, to find out into which batch of the semi-finished or finished product this raw material flowed. Furthermore, you can display the material reconciliation for the raw material.
You can display parts of the batch usage separately if, for example, you want to trace the semi-finished and finished product further in the batch process. Position the cursor on the batch and choose Material reconciliation ® New expansion.
Over Documents you can display all individual postings for a batch.
For more information about batch usage, see Batch Where-Used List.
Do not change the process instruction category RECON for material reconciliation. It is to be used in the standard form in which it is delivered.
You can call up material reconciliation
You can carry out material reconciliation at any time as long as at least one goods movement has been posted for the order.