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cycle counting

Hi guys,

I knwo that we can use t-code MIBC for classifying materials into A/B/C and D categories for using in cycle counting. But this requires either consumption data or requirements.

But we are starting from a green-field project and we do not know either consumptin or requirement. But we want to use cycle counting right from the beginning.

Do we need to enter CC indicator i.e. A/B/C/D at the time of material master upload only or is there any otehr way to classify the total items into A/B/C/ and D.

Any ideas?

Also if we want to use requirements, where we have to maintain the requirements?

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  • Sep 01, 2008 at 02:39 PM
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  • Sep 01, 2008 at 04:56 PM


    An indicator that is assigned by the procedure of ABC analysis.

    The following ABC indicators are possible:

    A - Important

    B - Less important

    C - Relatively unimportant

    According to these criteria, "A" materials are those materials that are of greatest importance for the production operations of a company.

    Examples of use for ABC indicators are vendor master records, material master records, and master records of technical objects.

    Check this following link for some useful information

    Thanks & Regards,


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  • Sep 02, 2008 at 06:50 AM

    You can enter the ABCD classification to your material master at any time you want.

    Using MIBC SAP calculates the classification either on consumption or on requirements.

    Requirements are: sales orders, planned consumption for production orders, in short: future usage.

    Some companies assign ABCD indicators based on different meanings, e.g. importance (even with small quantity a material can be very important for any production), price, experience on differences.

    You can set the ABCD indicator with MM17 mass maintencance material master, or you let SAP calculate a proposal in MIBC and directly overwrite the value manually there.

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    • Former Member Jürgen Lins

      Thanks a lot for your detailed answer. But i am only nor clear on entering the count of many no of items at a time.

      Is it possible to upload the count of all materials with some flat file and then post all these PIDs at a time like BDC?

      What is the use of t-coees MI34 and MI37.?

      Sorry to bother u again. But i am working on this configuration today and i need to clarify these things to my client tomorrow.

      Also in normal method of PI, when we enter recount we use t-code MI11. here i am not clear on how to enter recount. Do we need to create a PId again and then enter recount or we can enter recount with ref to original PID.

      i think if these things are clarified i will not disturb u again

      thanks in advance