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Serial number Profile

Good day,

I need to maintain a serial number profile for Inventory Management on material masters but I am not sure about the settings. For some unexplained reason, the serial number profiles which were set-up in the IMG, got changed by support packages which were loaded onto DEV, UAT and PRD and I cannot locate these changes. My business process requirements are as follow:

  1. Users should not be able to do a goods issue for a serial number without a goods receipt for a PO been done in the relevant warehouse plant and sloc. In other words, a mvt 641 should not be possible without a mvt 101 for a PO
  2. It should not be possible to issue (641) the same serial number more than once, in other words, serial number 6620001 should only be goods issued ONCE.
  3. Mvt 101 for a PO should not be possible for serial numbers which are already been goods receipted, but a GR to a stock transport order should be possible for the same serial number, after been GR'd in the stock keeping plant
  4. Users should be able to do transfer postings between branches for serial numbers
  5. Goods issues to cost center (mvt 201) should only be possible ONCE, unless a 202 exists for the same serial numbers
  6. Physical Inventory is also relevant to serial numbers

I've populated the material master with serial number profile 0001, but duplication's are possible and I do NOT want that, and 641 if possible without a GR, and I also do NOT want that.

I also tested other serial number profiles but without satisfaction.

We don't have many products which are serialized, but the volumes are high and at this stage it's a total mess.


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  • Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 05:54 AM

    Is there anybody who can guide me please?

    We use serial number profile 0001 and the IMG settings are as per attachment. If I set die stock check to 2, we cannot transfer serial numbers from one branch office to another. If I set it to 1, I get the same error messages.

    If I leave the field blank, duplications occur, meaning, one serial number can be issued twice and it can be issued without been goods receipted.

    I really do not know what to do

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  • Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 06:07 AM

    But my problem is not solved yet.

    We are still able to issue one serial number more than once and goods issues are possible without a goods receipt. And we cannot transfer between branches or warehouses

    That is not good.

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    • Hi,

      These two movements were never possible previously. 641 without 101 for PO, even if there was existing stock, and 201 without a 101 to STO.

      And we scan serial numbers for certain products and also upload text files into SAP. These text files contain serial numbers. We are not always using die multiple selection function

  • Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 08:52 AM

    I am still having problems. My serial number profile has been defined as follow, for GR/GI and deliveries. I've tried all scenarios. I cannot make the stock check 2, because transfers or reversals for material documents would then not be possible.

    My only challenge now is the 641 goods issues without a 101 GR into unrestricted stock.

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    • Hi Anita,

      Please consult with your Technical consultant reg missing validation.

      Logic : Pass material number to table OBJK and get the serial number. You've to add a validation step here, get the object list from table OBJK against each serial number & material number and pass it to table SER03 to check the Movement type. The field (BWART) value should be 101.

      BR, Rosh.

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