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Hi out there 😊

I am purchasing a lot of material numbers, and it is pain to view "Totol Consumption" in MD04 for e.g. 5 months. I have to use the arrows up and down hundreds of times, and yet have to concentrate deeply on keeping the overview. MD04 is the tool i use for looking at the consumption and whether to order more material. Lead times are typical approx. 12-15 weeks.

Is there any way to relief the pain i have in my planning😉? Can you show maybe 8 weeks instead of just 4? Maybe there is anoter transaction that i can use seperately in stead on the MD04? It could be nice to also have some average consumptions for different periods for a material number (even standard deviations or such?!).

I am still new to SAP so anything would be greatly appreciated - links or anything that might help in planning! Thanks in advance.



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    Posted on Jan 08, 2016 at 01:03 PM


    You can see consumption values in MVER table. Or you can develop your own report by using FM MD_STOCK_REQUIREMENTS_LIST_API

    Best Regards,


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