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MB56 issue

Dear All:

We are fancing a problem in MB56 for traceability, if we search the traceability for a Finished material specific batch in TOP DOWN ANALYSIS the report display a lot of batches and is very complicated to search the right batch for each semi finished and raw material.


Finished material 328256

Semi finished material 220651

Semi finished material 211911

Raw material 115299

For finished materials semi finished materiales and raw material we create a batch ID for each pallet example FM 328256 each pallet 280 pce and Semi finished material 220651 1,000 pce each pallet. So the production order have a lot of batches for the produced material.

If I check the MB56 report (I guess take into account all the batches used in each production order) is necessary to search with the time stamp for the movement to find the right batch and later go down for the tree.

View of MB56

To produce Finished material 328256 batch 200538897 I need only 35 pce of Semi finished material 220651, but the report display 3 batches: 2 for 1,000 pce and one of 591 pce, but I only use 35 pce.

If I expand the tree the situation is worst because now several batches are displayed for each semi finished material and raw material

Note: We create a batch ID for each pallet to identify the pallet with barcode scanning, and make movements and consumption with this solution.

Could you please help how to avoid the display of several batches in the tree structure.

Thanks Antonio Martinez

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  • Best Answer
    Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 01:59 AM


    The traceability on MB56 is at order level, that means, there is no 1:1 relationship between the batch consumed and the batch received if the order has several batches.

    Howver, you can add this link between the goods issue and the goods receipt using a WIP batch.

    On the following link of our on-line help you find more details about WIP batches:

    Work-in-Process (WIP) Batch - SAP Library



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    Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Hi Jose,

    If I am not mistaken, you need to find out for a particular material (Finished Product) , with a specific batch, the batches of different Semi-finished material which have been consumed.

    Solution 1: If You have the production order number in hand:

    Since in your Production BOM, the different Semi- finished materials are used as components, for making the Finished Product, You can go to " Production information system with the help of following T-Code:

    • COOIS;
    • Enter the Finished Material Number;
    • Execute;

    • You will get a list of all production orders for this finished product,
    • Now you need to identify the production order number and click on the display button;
    • Now click on Components;

    Result: All the components will be listed against the batch numbers which have been used to make this finished product.

    Solution 2: IF only Material (Finished) code and batch number is known:

    BMBC; "Batch information Cockpit"

    Enter the material;

    Enter the Batch # ;


    Result will be displayed,

    Drill down till batch number. (Material >Plant>Batch)

    Select the batch #;by clicking on it;

    On the right side of the window you will find a button : "DETAILS"

    Click on the drop down arrow of the "DETAILS" Button, and then click on "USAGE"

    Now you will be able to see the following screen:

    The first line indicates the batch number of the finished product;

    Second line shows the Production order number of Finished Product;

    Third line shows the Batch #,

    Hope this solves your query!


    Malik Abrar Altaf.

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  • Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 02:22 PM

    Thanks Malik / Caetano:

    I will check it and revert to you.

    Antonio Martinez

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