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Material Grouping and Cross-Plant View in the Stock/Requirement List(T-code MD04)

From ERP 6.0 EHP2, if activate business function LOG_PP_LMAN, stock/requirement list(t-code MD04) increases new functions: material grouping and cross-plant view. Nowadays, more and more companies produce the material in multiple plants, this new function can help them to check the stock/requirement from the whole company view.

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In order to use this function, please notice:

–  Only when the material exists in product group, or exists in multiple plants,  “Production Group” or “Cross-Plant View” appears.

–  You should set corresponding customizing. The path is OPP1 -> Evaluation -> Display Material Groupings.

–  Function Filter and Selection Rule can be used together.

1. Evaluate MRP result for multiple materials

      In t-code MC84, create a product group ZJLMG. It contains 2 members: ZJLTEST-1 and ZJLTEST-2.

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      Also set the proportion to each member. Generally, the sum of proportion is 100%.

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      Then in t-code MD04, “Product Group” tab appears. You can view the stock/requirement situation for multiple materials there. Also, you can decide if it is displayed in aggregated form or not by clicking the aggregation icon.

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      In the screenshot above, it is not in aggregated form. The stock of material ZJLTEST-1 is 1 and the stock of material ZJLTEST-2 is 1

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      In the screenshot above, it is in aggregated form. The stock of both materials is 2 in total.

2. Evaluate MRP result across plants

      Material ZJLTEST-1 exists in plant 1000 and plant 1100. You can check the stock/requirement in all plants for material ZJLTEST-1 in “Cross-Plant view”. You can choose display form using aggregation icon.

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In addtition, there are several hidden functions in MD04. See the following blog post:

Explore hidden functions in MD04

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