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 Batch Determination


In the logistics process, that is from procurement to sales, you are required time and again to specify batches for individual business transactions. You can use batch determination for all types of goods movements from the warehouse to find batches that meet defined specifications.

  • In Inventory Management (IM) , you can use batch determination in goods movements when you are dealing with a goods issue posting (for instance, a consumption posting to a cost center), with a stock transfer or with a transfer posting. For more information see Batch Determination in Inventory Management .

  • In Production (PP/PP-PI) you can use batch determination in production and process orders and run schedule headers to find suitable material components for the product to be produced, and to pick these from stock. For further information, see section Batch Determination in Production/Manufacturing .

  • In Sales and Distribution (SD) , it is possible to determine batches that match customer specifications. Batch determination can be triggered at two points in the process, either when the sales order is entered, or when the delivery is created. For more information see Batch Determination in Sales and Distribution .

  • In the Warehouse Management System (WM) , batch determination is used to optimize warehousing, for example, in view of stock removal strategies and replenishment from stores. For further information, see section Batch Determination in Warehouse Management System .


  • User-defined search strategies

    You choose the key fields from the business transaction for which you want to search for batches. For example, you choose the combination customer and material, and specify the criteria for batch selection.

  • Strategy types

    These strategies are linked to the individual business transactions. In this way, you can, for example, make batch determination dependent on the movement type and/or the plant when carrying out a goods movement.

  • Batch search procedures

    You can prioritize and group several strategy types into one search procedure. For example, you can define a general strategy that is canceled under certain circumstances by a special strategy.

You will find further information on the condition technique, strategy types and so on, in the SAP Library under SD - Conditions and Price Determination .