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Since it is possible to use the Materials Management system without interfacing to Warehouse Management, other views may already exist when you create the WM view in the material master record. For example, data from other system components (such as purchasing, quality management, accounting and storage) may already exist in the material master.

To define warehousing data in the material master

  1. Choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Master Data ® Material ® Material ® Create ® Immediately from the SAP menu.
  2. Note

    To change data in the material master, choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Master Data ® Material ® Material ® Create ® Immediately. The steps for changing data are basically the same as those described below. Using this function, you can overtype existing data in the material master record.

  3. Enter a material number, industry sector code, and material type and choose Select view.
  4. Choose Warehouse Management and any relevant additional views and choose Org.levels.
  5. In the organization level window, you must enter a warehouse number as a minimum. You can also enter the plant and storage type. Enter a storage type only if you need to enter storage type data for fixed bins or special processing.
  6. Choose ENTER .

    If you selected only the Warehouse Management view, the system immediately displays the warehouse data screen.

  7. As a minimum, you must enter a descriptive text about the material and the base unit of measure. If you entered a storage type on the organizational level screen, additional fields are displayed under the Storage bin heading, such as the maximum and minimum quantity that can be stored in a bin and replenishment quantities.
  8. Linking the Material Master Record to a Hazardous Material Record

    Note

    These steps only apply if hazardous material management is active.

  9. To link this material to a hazardous material record, enter the number or designator of the hazardous material in the Hazardous material number field.
  10. Save the data about the material to the data base.

Note

In the material status table, two fields are taken into consideration in Warehouse Management that make it possible to limit processes permitted for materials:

Transfer Requirement Instruction:

Based on the material status, the system issues a notification message when transfer requirements are created manually or via function modules. The system does not issue a notification when transfer requirements are created via the normal IM « WM interface. Warnings are suppressed when the system creates transfer requirements via function modules.

Transfer Order Instruction:

Based on the material status, the system issues a warning message or an error message when transfer orders are created. When you confirm a transfer order, the system does not issue a notification. Warnings are suppressed when the system creates transfer orders via function modules.

The material status field is located in the "MRP 1" view of the material master record. To make changes to the material status table, see the Implementation Guide for Logistics.

See also:

Transfer Requirements

Transfer Orders

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