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Material Grouping

Hi all,

My business requires to classify/group the materials from each material type into four different categories depending on their usage.

But we have already certain material groups and external material groups maintained in the material master long time back.

What is the procedure i need follow now to categorize the materials into four new types. Later, we need to see (like a report) what all materials are in each category.

Please advise. Thanks

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    Posted on Feb 07, 2012 at 03:56 PM

    Hello,

    you could use the "Product hierarchy" (MARA-PRODHA) or the "Division" (MARA-SPART): the last one has a deep impact on Sales processing.

    Hope to be useful.

    Best regards,

    Andrea

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    • Hello,

      yes, it has impacts on sales processing: when you create a Sales Order the system determines the "Division" from the material and from the Sales area open for the customer: it means that you can sell a material to a customer only if that customer is open on that division. On top of that, you can't sell materials with different Division on the same sales order.

      Best regards,

      Andrea

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    Posted on Feb 07, 2012 at 04:55 PM

    Material group and external material groups are the options if you want categorize the material types further and same can be fetched in reports in MC.9 and other LIS reports.

    But if you want categorize the material types further with different GL account, you can go with four new valuation class. Again you can fetch the report based on valuation class in MC.9 and other reports.

    If your aim is mainly on the reports, you think about using material groups and valuation class as I dont think there are many reports which are based on division or prod hierarchy

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