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Purchasing Raw materials in different packaging size

Hello,

We have a scenario where we procure materials in different packaging size (25kg bag, 50 kgs etc) from different vendor.

Different packaging size has different rates. Presently while creating PO's we enter the rates manually and change the description of the material in PO.

Please suggest is there any functionality in SAP wherein we can select required packaging size and system picks up the respective price in the PO.

Waiting for a reply.

Thanks in advance.

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    Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 06:27 PM

    Hi,

    If you can maintain different order UOM for 25 kg, 50 kg etc, it will be easy. You may go to CUNI transaction and create new order unit for 25kg bag (say 25K) and new order unit for 50 kg bag (say 50K). Now, in material master - purchasing view, you can maintain order unit as any of the newly created order unit and maintain the variable order unit as 2 (Active with its own price).

    Now, go to the info record in ME11 / ME12. Maintain the variable order unit as 2 and then click on conditions tab. Now, system will ask you the order price unit. Thus, you can maintain the order price based on this unit and the same will be reflected in PO. If you want different order unit in PO, maintain the corresponding order unit in info record or change it in PO manually. In both cases, price will be defaulted, if its maintained in info record correctly.

    Regards,

    AKPT


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  • Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    If the size matters, then you have to use different material masters per package size in a core ERP system.

    Often the package size of a raw material that is just used internally as a component for production does not really matter. And it is just usual that one vendor may deliver it in a bag with 25 kg and another one in a bag with 30 kg. if you use different material numbers per size, then you need to have those material numbers as well in your bill of materials and they will be used in MRP, so it will then not be easy exchange from one material to the alternative in a different size.

    There are many pros and cons for and against a common number in case of raw materials. e.g. numbers could lead to an increased inventory of that product.

    if you could explain why you need different sizes, then there may be alternative solutions.

    e.g. you could use contracts which have different items per size with an individual price.

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      Hi Jurgen,

      Thanks for your reply,

      Different sizes of a particular raw material is procured from different vendor depending upon the requirement of the month. Moreover different pack size comes with different rates. For e.g 25 kgs cost differs from 1Ton Bag or container. Hence for audit purpose for the purchase department they need to know how many 25kgs bag have been ordered and how many 50kgs or 1 Ton ordered etc.

  • Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Why don't you use different material for different description.

    Or you can use different material group for different types of material description..

    For auto price picking, you can use info record and for info record, you have to use material or material group.

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    Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Hi,

    You should open different material code for different packging size as description will be changed for each size.

    Regards

    Abhishek Tiwari

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  • Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Could i know - The Material Type used and does your material has value ?

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    Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Hi Shailesh,

    I think only in AFS solution you can differentiate material using grid in the Material master.

    For example you can differentiate the size as 25 , 50 and 75. Otherwise you create separate master record for each material in short text you can differentiate the size.

    If you want price to pickup in PO, you have to maintain info record for vendor,material combination in

    ME11.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Regards,

    Subbu.

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