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About material group pack materials field

Hi Guru:

I am going to pack the material with package material in delivery,but it failed,and I went to package material to have a look,I found there is no value in matl grp pack.matls in the general data of material master data,how to solve this issue?

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 07:14 AM

    Hi all:

    It works,but I am encountering another error message and it is saying:no packing instruction could be found for material 62,how to maintain packing instruction?

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      Hi,

      Packing Instructions can be maintained in the transaction POP1. But this is for automatic packing only.

      Please note, automatic packing is a separate functionality, where it packs items automatically based on the packing instructions.

      But for that you have to follow few additional steps.

      These are the steps to define packing instructions.

      u2022 Enter an ID for Packing Instructions

      u2022 Press Enter

      u2022 Enter Short text as description

      u2022 You need to add the relevant packing materials first with Item category u201CPu201D under u201CComponentu201D field

      u2022 Then you need to add the FGu2019s there are to be packed in this packing material

      u2022 Save

      Best regards,

      Anupa

  • Jun 18, 2010 at 05:28 AM

    You can follow following in Handling unit for your cause.

    - Define Packing Material Type, use tcode VHAR

    - Define Material Group for Packaging Materials Type, use tcode VEGR

    - Define Allowed Packaging Materials, use tcode VHZU

    Hope it can assist you.

    Thanks & Regards

    JP

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 06:00 AM

    Hi,

    Below are the configuration steps needed for Packing Materials.

    SPRO Path: Logistics Execution / Shipping / Packing

    1 - Define packaging material types (Tx: VHAR)

    It can be anything like boxes crates, etc. in this you have to maintain the output determination procedure, output type, plant determination, packaging material category, generate delivery items, number assignment. You can copy from standard also.

    2 - Define Material group for packaging materials

    Here you maintain the four digit code and the description. Actually, this group is nothing but similar products which require similar packing products

    Ex. Nokia Phones all types they are basically packed first into a polythene bag. So here Nokia phones can become a u201CMaterial group for packaging materialsu201D and polythene bag can become the u201CPackaging material typeu201D which can include different sizes and types of polythene bags.

    3 - Define Allowed Packaging Materials

    Here you assign the u201CMaterial groups for packaging materialsu201D (Eg: Garments) to the u201CPackaging material types" (Eg: Container). This is related to your material master data of the packaging material which you create.

    4 - Create Packing Material

    Go to MM01 to create a packaging material. Use material type as u201CPackaging materialu201D then inside the system will take the item category group as VERP.

    Then in the Basic Data1 screen you have the u201CMaterial Groupu201D for packaging material (MGPM). Select the proper one.

    In the Sales:General/ Plant screen you have to maintain data regarding the packaging. You select the MGPM same as the Basic data 1 screen, and then select the packaging material type, the allowed pkh weight/ allowed pkg volume.

    Eg:

    If the weight of your finished item is 2 KG and in the allowed pkg weight you enter only 1.5 KG, then while you carry out the packing process in delivery, the system will give you error," packaging weight exceeded."

    The assignment in the IMG Screen for Define allowed packaging materials should be same as you mention in the material master. Then save your material master for packaging material. Give the weight of your FG in the MM01 as well. (Basic Data 1)

    Hope this will help you!

    Best regards,

    Anupa

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 04:47 AM

    If i understand correct, this field must be filled in for a packaging material to be processed in VL01N / VL02N while packing

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 05:17 AM

    Yes,but when I am trying to populate it in material master data,there is no value for me to pick,can you figure it out?

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 05:52 AM

    Hi there:

    As I looked at the transaction vhar,I did saw there package material type in it,0001pallets,0002 container and 0003 ship,what does it be used for?

    Then I went to vegr,I created 0001 for GrPM and have it maintained in my packaging material (VERP) 531,then I go to vl02n and clicking pack button,then input 531 in packaging materials,but SAP still says 531 does not have packaging material type and is therefore not a pack.mat.

    Could you help to solve?

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    • Packaging material type that you enter here is linked in Customizing to a material group for packaging materials, which you assign to a material in the material master. During packing in the delivery or shipment document, you call up a list of allowed packaging materials for an item to be packed. This system puts together this list by matching the material group for packaging materials for the item to be packed with the appropriate packaging material types.

      For instance, during packing, when you call up the list of allowed packaging materials for a material to be packed for which the material group 0001 (liquids) is defined in the material master, the system lists all packaging materials of the types 0010 (barrels) and 0020 (bottles). For group 0002 (small parts), packaging materials assigned to the types 0030 (crates) and 0040 (plastic bags) would be proposed and for group 0003, packaging materials of the types 0050 (containers) and 0060 (trucks) would be proposed.

      Maintain Matl Grp Pack.Matls in MM02 for 531 in Basic Data 1 Tab - Packaging Material Data.

      Also, check Tcode VLPP for Packing control by Item Cat.

      Thanks & Regards

      JP

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 06:44 AM

    hi Anupa Wijesinghe :

    I did what you said for instruction 1-4,but I am still encountered that error,do I need to maintain handling unit? If so,how to?

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 06:52 AM

    Hi,

    You have mentioned,

    >I am going to pack the material with package material in delivery,but it failed,

    How do you failed? Can you tell me the error message you got there. What are the process steps you follow in the delivery packing screen.

    If you can share that, we might be able to understand what is missing.

    In order to appear values for that filed, what you have to do is to do step 02.

    (2 - Define Material group for packaging materials)

    If that's done, then you should be able to pick those values in the Material master / MatI Grp Pack.Matls field.

    Best regards,

    Anupa

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    Jun 18, 2010 at 06:57 AM

    Hi there:

    I had done for step 02 for creating material group for packaging material 0001 and had it assigned to basic data 1 of material master data,when I am trying to pack material in vl02n,then populate package material in packaging materials column,it says 531 does not have packaging material type and is therefore not a pack.mat.

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