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selling a line and obsolete parts associated with

hi there

we are selling a line and we need to make obsolete the parts associated with that line.

what is the best practice in order doing that?

in our organization we create inventory adjustment, then tick the zero count which posts inventory write off in our books and ended up in cost of poor quality.

is there any way to change the movement type to differentiate that with inventory write off?

I appreciate your time and help.



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  • Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 08:03 AM


    When you go for inventory write off with physical inventory process- why you count with zero quantity?

    If physical inventory ZERO count- where and how write off your inventory?

    With physical inventory based on your count nature and posting, the 701 or 702 movement type trigger!


    Biju K

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  • Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 09:05 AM

    If a part of your company is sold along with the inventory then you have plenty options to select a convenient way.

    -You can e.g. really sell the material using sales orders. Unfortunately this is often a huge manual effort since someone would need to create a sales order having all the materials with inventory. Eventually you get even bigger issues in this process as it might affect materials that have no sales views and where the customizing doesn't allow any.

    -you could also do opposite initial stock entries e.g. with 562 movement

    -and as you did it, you can just clear all stock using inventory documents.

    Of course will this all hit the usual accounts that you defined in automatic account assignment.

    But is this really a problem? You know when you did the movements or cleared the inventory. you can pull a report with MB51. you can also capture the values on those accounts before and after you cleared your physical inventory to know how much was posted, and you see the posting as well in your general ledger. Plenty ways to find it.

    So a Finance user can easily make a posting in Finance to offset this amount from your extraordinary posting against a special account for the divestiture.

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  • Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 06:54 PM

    Hi Mary,

    Please clarify little more:

    You are selling main products, & along with some absolute parts.

    1. Can you tell me what's the relation of main products with the absolute parts.

    2. Does those absolute parts cost do not get printed on the customer invoices..?

    3. Does the main product and/or absolute parts are physically packed in a packaging..?

    4. ( most important) the scope of solution that you are looking is only towards its FI posting or

    associate it along with the transactions where it consumed..?



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