Creating Material Master Records for Vehicle Models 

Use

Every vehicle model that is managed with VMS is described by a configurable material and the appropriate class. Before you can work with VMS you must have created material master records for the vehicle models.

You can find further information in the Standard documentation under

Material Master Record (LO-MD-MM).

Prerequisites

Within the project, you have decided on which level you want to define vehicle models – whether as a general vehicle type or as a vehicle type for which some characteristics have already been prescribed via object dependencies (see also:

Vehicle Model).

Procedure

The following only describes fields in the material master record that you require and that are evaluated in VMS. All other required fields are fields that the standard system requires and not VMS. Identical fields that appear in more than one view are mentioned each time they appear.

  1. Call transaction MM01 to create the material master record for a vehicle model. Enter plant, sales organization and distribution channel.
  2. Choose the material type for a configurable vehicle (VEHI).

Similar to the material type for configurable materials (KMAT), this material type defines that the vehicle model can be configured and, furthermore, (unlike the material type KMAT), it can be purchased/bought in.

  1. Make entries in the fields as follows:
    1. View Basic Data 1:
      Base unit of measure is piece/unit (or the unit for which has been defined – in transaction CUNI – that it is internally and automatically converted to piece/unit)
      Division
      Item category group VMSO (vehicle VMS) (see also
Special VMS Master Data in SD Customizing)
  • View Basic Data 2:
    Select field Material can be configured
  • View Classification: (see also:
  • Creating Vehicle Configurations)
    Class type 300 (variant class), enter model class
    where necessary class type 001 (material class), enter family class
  • View Sales and Distribution: Sales Org. Data 1:
    Base unit of measure is piece/unit (or the unit for which has been defined – in transaction CUNI – that it is internally and automatically converted to piece/unit)
    Division
  • View Sales and Distribution: Sales Org. Data 2:
    across different distr. channels: general item category group VMS0 (vehicle VMS)
    dependent on distr. channel: item category group VMS0 (vehicle VMS)
  • View Sales and Distribution: General/Plant Data: (see also
  • Vehicle)
    Select field batch management required
    Availability check KP (no check)
  • View Purchasing:
    Base unit of measure piece/unit (or the unit for which has been defined – in transaction CUNI – that it is internally and automatically converted to piece/unit)
    Select field batch management required
    Manufacturer (optional)
  • If you maintain the field Manufacturer, this manufacturer is transferred as vendor to the vehicle data. You can overwrite it in VMS.

  • View MRP 1:
    MRP characteristic ND (no MRP)
  • View Accounting 1:
    Base unit of measure is piece/unit (or the unit for which has been defined - in transaction CUNI – that it is internally and automatically converted to piece/unit)
    Division
    Valuation category: X (automatic, batch)
    Valuation class: 3100 (trading goods)
    Price control: V (moving average price)
  • In case you want to set valuation category X for a new plant in the Accounting 1, you might have to set the following in Customizing first:
    IMG path Materials Managementt

    ® Valuation and Account Assignment ® Split Valuation ® Configure Split Valuation ® Local Definitions ® Categories>Organizational Units: activate Valuation Category X for the new plant
    1. Save your entries.