Articles: Group Articles
Special form of merchandise category article, allowing value-based inventory management below merchandise category level.
For each site, you can group together certain articles to form subgroups. For each of these subgroups, you can create a group article. The goods movements of these articles are then posted to this group article instead of to the merchandise category article for this merchandise category.
In a particular store, the inventory is managed at merchandise category level. In the merchandise category Confectionery, some articles are provided by rack jobbers. For these special articles, you can create a group article to which their goods movements are posted.
You create group articles in article maintenance, assigning each group article to one merchandise category.
When creating a group article, be sure to assign the correct article category to it. In the standard SAP Retail System, this is article category 22.