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Blocking Hazardous Materials for Purchasing with HSM

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In the sap documentation, I've read about a scenario to block materials for purchasing based on the risk assessment in HSM. In the scenario you would block a substance in a work area. Next, a transfer program would transfer that block onto the linked material masters and the material would get blocked for purchasing in the relevant plant.

Problem: I can't seem to find the relevant objects in the IMG. For example, I find no reference to the "transfer program" or see no IMG activity that can be used to set this up.

So my question is whetehr you know if this is standard functionality or does this require a development. If it is standard, could you just point me to one of the IMG activities?

Many thanks for your help!

Best regards, Christiaan

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    Feb 13, 2012 at 05:01 PM

    Hello Christiaan,

    I just have seen your question regarding the scenario "...block materials for purchasing based on the risk assessment in HSM...".

    It is possible to block materials from purchasing by using an appropriate material status. How this can be done is described in the documentation of the following IMG activity:

    logistics - general => material master => settings for key fiels => define MATERIAL STATUS

    This IMG documentation describes the impact of the material status at the material master regarding purchasing of materials (block puchasing).

    The scenario you have seen in the EH&S HSM training is based on a consulting package, which - unfortunately - does not exist any longer and the development of this consulting package was not taken over into the EH&S standard functionality. So, you have the following option:

    a) manually set the puchasing block

    Set manually the corresponding material status in the material master to block the purchasing of materials which are not allowed to purchase.

    b) custom development

    Implement a BAdI of the EHS HSM component or develop a customer ABAP report (as you have probably seen it in the training) to update the material status of specific materials in the material master, according to the risk assessment results for these materials in EHS HSM.

    It's a pity that this consulting package doesn't exist anymore.

    Regards, Thomas

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    • Hi Thomas,

      Many thanks for your reply. This is exactly what I needed to know. It's indeed a pity that this was never put in the standard EHS functionality. I think it's a logic step in the HSM scenarios... .

      Thanks again and best regards, Christiaan

  • Dec 26, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Hi Christoph,

    Many thanks for the information on the flexible hazardous substance check. This will be very helpfull! The process I was looking for though, is not related to the Inventory Mgmt or Warehouse Mgmt (on tranfer orders), but to the creation of a Purchase Order.

    One of the old sap libraries talks about: "You place a purchase block on new materials that you do not consider to be rated from a hazardous substance standpoint. When you have rated the materials, you release them for purchasing." (http://help.sap.com/SCENARIOS_BUS2004/helpdata/EN/53/d5fa40badbf56fe10000000a1550b0/frameset.htm)

    In the official course material there's an exercise where you can trigger the above block from the substance in the risk assessment. This scenario seems really interesting, but I can't seem to find how where it's set up, so I'm starting to think this is a development... .

    Happy Holidays!

    Best regards, Christiaan

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  • Dec 24, 2011 at 08:45 AM

    Hello Christiaan

    I am not sure about your thread. Therefore I will write done what I do know about SAP Standard:

    a.) with SAP EH&S a submodule is available which is called SAP HSM

    b..) This submodele uses SAP EH&S BD and PS (BasiC Data and Tools and product Safety).

    c.) later on a so called "hazardous substance master" (similar to dangerous goods master) is created in the application

    d.) This data can now be used together with WM/eWM processes. To my knowledge this is not "direct" related to what is called "risk assessment" in EHS IHS and to my knowledge not related to the work area.

    May be take a look here:

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_06/helpdata/en/57/1e5a3e740be946e10000000a114084/frameset.htm

    and read cross chapter "Flexible Hazardous Substance Check"

    and here:

    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/a0e8c107-0435-2e10-a5bc-e295ed04049b?QuickLink=index&overridelayout=true (small pdf document with text: A Step-by-Step Guide to Configure

    the Flexible Hazardous Substance Check)

    With best regards

    C.B.

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Dec 24, 2011 9:46 AM

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Dec 24, 2011 9:47 AM

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Dec 24, 2011 9:48 AM

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Dec 24, 2011 9:48 AM

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Dec 24, 2011 9:49 AM

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