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Dec 04, 2013 at 01:25 PM

Conflicts of having same material with different material codes


Hello Experts,

I was in a discussion and the requirement was to have a different(alphanumeric characters) coding for materials which are required by department A.

However, till date the same material was procured by all the departments with a material code (numeric one).

This new alphanumeric coding is proposed by them (Deptt. A) to identify materials based on their coding(instead of its description) and to help them to manage their stock seperately.

Procurement heads have some concerns over it like it does not meet UNSPSC guidelines and many more.

So, I want to know what are the possible conflicts of having this scenario.What issues may come in next future from audit perspective and from SAP.

Kindly share your experience on it.

I am sure Mr. Jurgen will have a lot to say on it. 😊

Thanks & Regards