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 Output of Empties Data in Purchasing (MM)


If you always want to have an up-to-date status of the empties data in full product or empties procurement, you can use Empties Management in Purchasing to manage and display the empties movements and empties balances for each vendor (one empties account per vendor). This means you can better track the value-based and quantity-based empties movements that take place between a company and its vendors.


If you want to output empties data, you must define user-specific selection criteria.


In purchase orders, Empties Management uses sales bills of material of type 5, alternative 1 for an exact empties update at item level. The system can use the empties update to determine the empties balance for each vendor and material at any time, based on various selection criteria.

Based on these selection criteria, you can create different, period-specific evaluations for the empties (where the period is freely definable).

The system outputs the result in a list using ALV grid control.

There is an area showing balances is at the beginning of the list. In this area, the purchase orders that have already been settled are displayed in cumulated form. Note that the balances are updated at the time of invoice verification (transaction MIRO).

The details of the settled and non-settled purchase orders are displayed in the list. If there are entries in the Invoice and Posting Date columns for a purchase order, the order has already been settled. The relevant invoice prices and invoice quantities and the purchase order prices are included in the balance area for the relevant periods. To settle orders with individual vendors, you can print the list and send it to them.

Note that when you archive the empties data, you cannot archive the empties balance confirmation.