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Quality Notification with Multiple Materials in Item

Dear Consultants,

Requirement -

Defective materials are rejected in production line and then eventually, the rejected stock are returned back to supplier. However, suppliers will have to provide the RMA number before proceeding with the returns.

Quality team requests the RMA number to suppliers on weekly basis. The rejections are captured in excel and consolidated by end of the week supplier-wise and sent to the respective supplier for requesting the RMA number. This practise in excel needs to be stopped and I am expected to provide a SAP solution for this. Rejected Material, Reject Qty, Reject Code and Supplier are the only information that are captured in excel presently.

Possible Solution -

1. When a material supplied by supplier A is rejected, create a Quality Notification for the supplier A and then keep updating it for further rejections from the same supplier A in the same week (capture rejected material code, reject qty and reject code for each rejections). And, by end of the week, generate a PDF from Quality Notification and send it out to suppliers for requesting the RMA. Set the Notificatiobn as complete once RMA number is received.

This solution will work only if multiple materials can be entered in single Quality Notification and we all know standard SAP doesn't allow it. I read through forums and found a thread where Notification Item is being suggested for multiple materials entry. ( I tried this in test envt., I am able to capture the defect code, qty and multiple materials in the 'assembly' field. This is exactly what the client wants, but is this solution misusing standard SAP functionality ? what is the impact of using 'assembly' field for capturing the rejected material code ? What is the real purpose of the assembly field here (we have never used 'assembly' for any notification type so far) ?

Please provide your valuable insights. Thanks !

Best Regards,


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    Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 02:33 PM

    Here is an official definition of an assembly:

    Assemblies (SAP Library - BOMs (PP-BD-BOM))

    So it is a defined as a material number. That's why the field doesn't balk when you add a material number to it.

    I don't think you'll impact future design work by using this design. You could still create notifications and use actual assembly numbers in them someday.

    What I don't know is if there is any integration to any other area with regard to this field. I don't think so but notifications aren't my strongest area.

    But no one else has replied to help so I thought I'd give you my ideas. Maybe some others will comment on this now. :-)


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    • I don't think they'll put on any restrictions on at this point but what do I know? I don't work at SAP so I'm not privy to what they are thinking. 😊

      What version are you on? My understanding is that in 6.0 EHP 4 that there is an ability to do an advance correction to allow multiple objects for notifications. I don't know if that is to allow multiple batches for a single material, or if you can indeed have multiple materials and multiple batches. You might want to search OSS for info on that or ask SAP directly.


  • Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 03:30 PM

    Does the quality notifications assigned object functionality not allow multiple material numbers? Just multiple, batches, SN's, etc?

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    Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 02:50 PM

    Assigned Object functionality don't support multiple material numbers.

    Do anyone think SAP will introduce this restriction in future ? If it does, can we do some coding in user exit to overcome it ?

    I will have to check the answer for second question from ABAPer.

    Thanks for your support and helful answers.



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