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Material Group,Product Group

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Can any one explain what is meant by Material Group, Product Group. Where is it used. What is the difference between

Material and Product Group. Do we need to have any prequisites for creating Product Group with Tcode MC84?.

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    Nov 28, 2010 at 04:06 PM


    Material Group:

    This is basically a field in Material master Basic data1. This field is available in most of the Purchasing Reporting transactions and you can run reports based on them. Material Group is also used as a reference when creating Purchase Inforecord without any material number reference.

    Product Group:

    Product Group is a material master of type "PROD". This type of material master can only be used for planning purpose, you can assign finished materials(FERT) as members to them. Example: If you are manufacturing a product which goes in for several type of packings then you create a product group and assign the individual finished product material numbers as members, here we also define the proportional factors for aggregation and disaggregation.

    Hope this helps your understanding.



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    • Hi All,

      Do we need to maintain any views mandatorily for the material master of Product Group?. Similarly do we have any prequisites for the FERT materials to be a component/ member of the PRODUCT Group.

      Thanks in advance

  • Nov 26, 2010 at 05:51 PM

    These are totaly different entities.

    Product group is used in planning, and there are no prerequisits to using it.

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