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What is Batch Management?

Hello SAP experts,

I'd like to know the concept of Batch Management. What is it used for? In what conditions is it used for? Help me understand the concept in simple manner.

What are the things we have to do and know in Batch Management from SD point of view?

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    Sep 11, 2007 at 06:39 AM

    Chk the following Wiki Postings:

    https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPLO/batchdeterminationin+sd

    https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPLO/Batch+Management

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    Ak

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    Sep 11, 2007 at 06:49 AM

    What is the difference between Batch Determination and Batch Management?

    Can you explain in simple terms little of both from real time experience?

    Any screen shots?

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      1.Functionality which can be used for all movements out of the warehouse in order to locate batches in stock using certain selection criteria. Batch determination can be used in:

      Goods movement (Inventory Management)

      Production orders/process orders/run schedule headers (Production)

      Sale orders/deliveries (Sales and Distribution)

      Transfer orders (Warehouse Management)

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    Sep 11, 2007 at 07:44 AM

    In batch management, can one batch per multiple shipments be used if the batch classfication is active? What are the merits and demerits?

    SAP allows a configuration setting for 3 different batch levels. This will effective your possibilities. Option Number 2 is the default configuration for SAP out of the box :

    1.) Plant - can allow for the Batch Management Flag on a material sold out of 2 different plants to be set independently. Batch numbers can be used for multiple materials, and batch specifications and analytical results can be different for each batch (multiple batch Master records).

    2.)Material - Batch Management flag is set the same for the material across all plants that use it. Batch numbers can be used for multiple materials, however, batch specification and analytical results are the same for the batch (one Batch Master Record).

    3.) Client - Batch Management flag is set the same for material across all plants that use it. Batch number can only be used for one material across the client. (one Batch Master Record).

    If the Batch level flag is set at the Client level, it allows for a batch number to be used with only one material throughout the entire SAP client. This is troublesome with products which are produced in bulk and then packaged into smaller size containers for sale. Due to the limitation of having only one batch number per material, when the product is packaged, new batch numbers have to be assigned to the finished packages, even though the same bulk material is being used inside the package. Because of this work-a rounds have been created and business processes adjusted to accommodate this restriction.

    There is a process in SAP that will allow for the conversion of the Batch Level in SAP from Client level to Material level. Please investigate SAP notes 41715, 891902, 893053, 900359 among others, and it appears that there is a conversion program in SAP that will do this in configuration

    A small search on SDN SD forum will help you to answer your query.

    I will suggest you to visit http://sap-img.com/sap-sd.htm. It will give you the overview of SAP SD module.

    Moreover there is a separate section of FAQs with answers which will help you in great deal.

    Hope this helps you.

    Do award points if you found them useful.

    Regards,

    Rakesh

    P.S. you can send me a mail at my mail id rakeshsinghchauhan@gmail.com for any specific details

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    Sep 11, 2007 at 06:39 AM

    Please check the link

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/d1/1d4b6e5733d1118b3f0060b03ca329/frameset.htm

    BATCH DETERMINATION.

    IMG-- -LOGISTICS GENERAL -BATCH MANAGEMENT -- BATCH DETERMINATION&BATCH CHECK -- BATCH SEARCH PROCEDURE ALLOCATION & CHECK ACTICATION ----ALLOCATE SD SEARCH PROCEDURE/ACTIVE CHECK.

    Here allocate the batch search procedure SD0001 to the combination of sales organization/distribution channel/division/sales document.

    FLAG THE BATCH CHECK BOX

    1. CREATE CHARACTERISTICS

    EASY ACCESS---- -LOGISTICS -- CENTRAL FUNCTIONS -


    BATCH MANAGEMENT---BATCH DETERMINATION -


    SELECTION&SORT

    Tcode CT04.

    CREATE THE CHARACTERISTICS.

    2. CREATE CLASS

    EASY ACCESS-- LOGISTICS CENTRAL FUNCTIONS -BATCH MANAGEMENT BATCH DETERMINATION -SELECTION & SORT --SELECTION CLASS

    T code BMC1.

    ENTER CLASS NAME

    CLASS TYPE AS 23

    ENTER THE DESCRIPTION

    SELECT THE CHAR. TAB PAGE AND ENTER THE CHARACTERISTICS DEFINED ABOVE.

    3. SORT RULE

    EASY ACCESS-- -LOGISTICS CENTRAL FUNCTIONS BATCH MANAGEMENT BATCH DETERMINATION -SELECTION&SORT----SORT RULE

    Tcode CU70

    ENTER THE SORT SEQUENCE NAME (ANY NAME EX: BATCHSORT)

    ENTER STATUS AS 1

    SELECT CHARACTERISTICS AND ENTER THE CHARACTERISTICS DEFINED ABOVE & CHECK THE ASCENDING CHECK FIELD.

    4. IMG-- LOG.GENERAL BATCH MANAGEMENT -- BATCH DETERMINATION & BATCH CHECK STRATEGY TYPES --DEFINE SALES AND DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY TYPES.

    SELECT SD01 AND CLICK THE MAGNIFYING GLASS ICON DETAILS

    THEN ENTER CLASS & SORT SEQUENCE.

    5. MAINTAIN CONDITION RECORDS

    GOTO Tcode VCH1 AND MAINTAIN THE CONDITION RECORDS.

    BATCH DETERMINATION.

    IMG-- -LOGISTICS GENERAL -BATCH MANAGEMENT -- BATCH DETERMINATION&BATCH CHECK -- BATCH SEARCH PROCEDURE ALLOCATION & CHECK ACTICATION ----ALLOCATE SD SEARCH PROCEDURE/ACTIVE CHECK.

    Here allocate the batch search procedure SD0001 to the combination of sales organization/distribution channel/division/sales document.

    FLAG THE BATCH CHECK BOX

    1. CREATE CHARACTERISTICS

    EASY ACCESS---- -LOGISTICS -- CENTRAL FUNCTIONS -


    BATCH MANAGEMENT---BATCH DETERMINATION -


    SELECTION&SORT

    Tcode CT04.

    CREATE THE CHARACTERISTICS.

    2. CREATE CLASS

    EASY ACCESS-- LOGISTICS CENTRAL FUNCTIONS -BATCH MANAGEMENT BATCH DETERMINATION -SELECTION & SORT --SELECTION CLASS

    T code BMC1.

    ENTER CLASS NAME

    CLASS TYPE AS 23

    ENTER THE DESCRIPTION

    SELECT THE CHAR. TAB PAGE AND ENTER THE CHARACTERISTICS DEFINED ABOVE.

    3. SORT RULE

    EASY ACCESS-- -LOGISTICS CENTRAL FUNCTIONS BATCH MANAGEMENT BATCH DETERMINATION -SELECTION&SORT----SORT RULE

    Tcode CU70

    ENTER THE SORT SEQUENCE NAME (ANY NAME EX: BATCHSORT)

    ENTER STATUS AS 1

    SELECT CHARACTERISTICS AND ENTER THE CHARACTERISTICS DEFINED ABOVE & CHECK THE ASCENDING CHECK FIELD.

    4. IMG-- LOG.GENERAL BATCH MANAGEMENT -- BATCH DETERMINATION & BATCH CHECK STRATEGY TYPES --DEFINE SALES AND DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY TYPES.

    SELECT SD01 AND CLICK THE MAGNIFYING GLASS ICON DETAILS

    THEN ENTER CLASS & SORT SEQUENCE.

    5. MAINTAIN CONDITION RECORDS

    GOTO Tcode VCH1 AND MAINTAIN THE CONDITION RECORDS.

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    Sep 11, 2007 at 06:45 AM

    hi

    Refer to the links below for understanding the concept of batch management...

    Batch Management

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/57/abcaf98cdf11d184bd0000e82013e8/frameset.htm

    Batch Status Management

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/25/283a594f7811d18a150000e816ae6e/frameset.htm

    Batch Determnation in Inventory Management

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/25/283be44f7811d18a150000e816ae6e/frameset.htm

    Invenotry Management- batches

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/12/085e2d470311d1894a0000e8323352/frameset.htm

    Mass Billing - Batch Processing

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/5a/6f80396c397075e10000000a11405a/frameset.htm

    SAP Batch Management

    http://www.sap-img.com/mm030.htm

    Building Block - Batch Management

    http://help.sap.com/bestpractices/BBLibrary/html/M05_BatchManagement_EN_DE.htm

    Batch Management and Active Ingredient Management

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/dd/6a5c580f6011d383720000e8a5eb64/content.htm

    Batch Handling

    http://www.saptechies.com/sap-batch-handling/

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    Logistics general - Batch Management

    1.1. Specify Batch Level

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Specify batch level and activate batch status management Transaction OMCT

    1.2. Batch Number - Activate Internal Number Assignment

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Number Assignment --> Activate internal batch number assignment Transaction OMCZ

    1.3. Batch Creation - for Goods Movements

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Creation of new batches --> Define batch creation for goods movements Transaction

    1.4. Characteristic Value Assignment -- Update Standard Characteristics

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Characteristic Value Assignment --> Update Standard Characteristics Transaction

    1.5. Activate Batch Classification for Goods Movements in Inventory Management

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Characteristic Value Assignment --> Valuation for goods movements --> Activate Batch Classification for goods movements in Inventory Management Transaction OMCV

    1.6. Batch Determination – Condition Table(Cross Client)

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Condition Tables --> Define production order condition tables Transaction OPLB

    1.7. Batch Determination – Condition Table(Cross Client)

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Condition Tables --> Define SD condition Tables Transaction V/C7

    1.8. Batch Determination – Access Sequence(Cross Client)

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Access Sequences --> Define Production Order Access Sequences Transaction OPLF

    1.9. Batch Determination – Access Sequence(Cross Client)

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Access Sequences --> Define SD Access Sequences Transaction V/C2

    1.10. Batch Determination – Strategy Types

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define Production Order Strategy Types Transaction OPLE

    1.11. Batch Determination – Strategy Types

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define SD Strategy Types Transaction V/C1

    1.12. Batch Determination – Batch Search Procedure

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define IM Search Procedure Transaction OMCY

    1.13. Batch Determination – Batch Search Procedure

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define Production order Search Procedure Transaction OPLG

    1.14. Batch Determination – Batch Search Procedure

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define SD Search Procedure Transaction V/C3

    1.15. Batch Determination – Batch Search Procedure Allocation

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Allocate IM search procedure/activate check Transaction OMCG

    1.16. Batch Determination – Batch Search Procedure Allocation

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Assign Search procedure to production order Transaction OPL8

    1.17. Batch Determination – Batch Search Procedure Allocation(SD)

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Allocate SD Search procedure Transaction V/C5

    1.18. Batch Determination – Activate Automatic Batch Determination(SD)

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Activate Automatic Batch Determination in SD -->For delivery item categories Transaction V/CL

    1.19. Batch Determination – Batch Selection Class

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define Selection Classes Transaction CL01

    1.20. Batch Determination – Sort Rule

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Batch Determination & Batch Check --> Define Sort Rules Transaction CU70

    1.21. Batch Determination – Make Settings for Batch Where-used list

    Menu Path Enterprise Structure > Logistics General > Batch Management --> Make Settings for Batch Where-used list Transaction OMBB

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