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Volume unit in MM01

For one reporting process, i need to have 3 fields in standard MM01 Basic data 1 view where i can use it for

Old material Number: AP/KA/MH (for entering state)

Volume : 80/90/120/130 (whether 80 inch or 90 inch like thickness)

Unit: GSM (new unit)

Size/Dimensions: 23"X36"(dimension of the paper)

Does this volume plays any role if i maintain unit of measure as Sheet and Aum is Yard.

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 09:22 AM

    For one reporting process, i need to have 3 fields in standard MM01 Basic data 1 view where i can use it for

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    > Old material Number: AP/KA/MH (for entering state)

    > Volume : 80/90/120/130 (whether 80 inch or 90 inch like thickness)

    > Unit: GSM (new unit)

    > Size/Dimensions: 23"X36"(dimension of the paper)

    >

    > Does this volume plays any role if i maintain unit of measure as Sheet and Aum is Yard.

    Hi Pranav,

    Seems you are working for a papers unit. Before you decide on UoM consider the following points

    1. Talk to the management in which units the product is procured or sold

    2. Check if the same is available in the standard SAP UoMs if not create your own with reference or individually

    3. Maintain correct dimensions for your new UoM, in your case it is kind of density Grm/Sq Meter

    4. GSM is not a volume unit

    5. Size/Dimensions depend on your actual product measuing attributes, if one unit of your product is say 23"X36" then treat it as one piece/unit of the product supposing thats the way how your client measure it

    6. The basic UoM should be in such a way that the same is applicable in most of the areas such as procurement, inventory keeping, GR/GI and sales. In case if you wish to maintain alternate unit you should do it and keep them as minimum as possible to avoid possible confusions and redundancy. For example you can maintain issuing unit with a lower measure fraction if thats the need.

    7. IMPORTANTLY, your basic UoM should be of lowest possible degree which defines your single piece of product

    8. If the basic UoM differs from unit of procurement then you can maintain the procurement unit in material master purchasing view.

    9. You MUST provide the conversions for the alternative unit wrt to basic UoM.

    10. Volume you maintain in Basic Data-1 view hardly affects your UoM (it is mainly used for packing purposes)

    Hope it helps...

    Revert if in doubt

    Regards

    Shiva

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 09:29 AM

    Hi Pranav,

    Adding to what is suggested by expert above, maintain the relationships between different UoM in Additional Data of Material Master record.

    Thanks,

    Ankur

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    Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Of all the above dimensions, volume is not considered.

    If you need to maintain all the above maintain the class and characteristic for the material and you will be able to generate a report.

    UOM should be base unit of measure for all your major transactions. GSM/size are the characteristics of the material

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