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How to receive non-valuated stock material without a material master record

Our requirement scenario is below

We have a material against which a single line item PO is issued. But when vendor supplies the goods for this PO, the delivery is in multiple packages and broken down to multiple components (material master doesn't exist for these detail components). A packing list is provided. We need to GR each of these components and reflect individually in stock balance. These components nor the material in PO has a value. These goods are rather tagged to projects.

We have a requirement to record the receipt of these items (components as in packing list) against material in the PO and relate them.

Goods Issuance would probably be both at PO material level or by individual components underneath.

Any OOTB solution in SAP to address this?

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  • May 30, 2017 at 04:25 AM

    This is total nonsense: "no material master " and "reflect individually in stock balance"

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    • Former Member

      Consider a scenario where i build a house and i need one air-conditioning unit. This air-conditioning unit is neither a material i design nor i produce hence i am not interested in maintaining the BOM. I procure it from an external vendor who could supply as well install it. My PO has a single line against this air-conditioning unit supported with specifications i need.

      When vendor delivers, he might ship this as n packages with each package having certain components (e.g. inverters, cables, mounts etc) due to its size and shipping limitations

      At my place, firstly i need to receive this and store it as against his delivery order. This gets updated to stock but with no value

      Later when installation personnel from vendor arrives to perform this installation, i should be able to list them what i have received and allow them to choose what they need for their current job. This has to be issued to them and reduced from my stock

      I believe you could understand the scenario better. I am trying to see if there is a standard solution in SAP to fit this need.

  • May 30, 2017 at 06:01 AM

    Projects can be defined to be stock managed, but for this you would need to have material numbers for the components and you would need to order the components instead of the final product which is still to be assembled.

    Without material numbers you can't have stock management in SAP, you will not be able to show your vendor in SAP what you got.

    Actually if I order something which is assembled by the vendor in my house, then I receive it when the vendor has completed the order, which means for me when the air conditioner is assembled and works. If my vendor gets the components from his vendor and asks him to ship it directly to me then I still do not see any duty that this material is mine at that moment. I will receive it physically and store it in a save place and may take the same care to protect it from theft as if it is my material but that's all.

    If you want more inside SAP then you have to create materials and order differently.

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  • May 30, 2017 at 07:35 AM

    Why not you use the process Asset under construction to fulfill your requirement, for details pls see the following document -

    https://blogs.sap.com/2016/07/28/procurement-of-assets-under-construction/

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