I'd like to know if Plant Maintenance is required to be able to assign serial number for inventory in the MM module.
In our implementation, Plant Maintenance is out-of-scope (we're about to start the Blueprint phase). But we also have a need to record serial number during goods receipt.
My understanding is that Plant Maintenance is required to record serial numbers for inventory. This is based on the following passage that I found in the MM book.
The configuration of the serial number profile should be performed with the aid of a Plant Maintenance Consultant who will ensure that the customers requirements for Plant Maintenance are taken into account.
The book also documents the navigation path to define serial numbers as follows:
IMG - > Plant Maintenance and Customer Serivce-> Master Data in Plant Maintenance and Customer Service -> Technical Objects -> Serial Number Management - > Define Serial Number Profiles -> Serial Number Profile.