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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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      Author's profile photo Caetano Almeida
      Caetano Almeida

      Hi Jessica

      Nice document, it's exactly the kind of information that users on this space like.

      BR

      Caetano

      Author's profile photo Jessica Li
      Jessica Li
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Caetano,

      Thank you for the encouragement.  Glad to know you think it is helpful.

      BR
      Jessica

      Author's profile photo Kiran Kumar
      Kiran Kumar

      Jessica,
      Excellent Info Thanks for sharing.

      BR
      KK

      Author's profile photo Jessica Li
      Jessica Li
      Blog Post Author

      Hi KK,

      Thank you for the comment. I will try to share more.

      BR
      Jessica

      Author's profile photo Vibin V Joseph
      Vibin V Joseph

      Jessica,

      Very Clear and Excellent Info. Thanks For Sharing.

      Regards,

      Vibin

      Author's profile photo Jessica Li
      Jessica Li
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vibin,

      Glad to know it is useful.

      BR

      Jessica

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks a lot, Jessica!  good to learn!

      BR

      Sunny

      Author's profile photo Jessica Li
      Jessica Li
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sunny,

      Thank you for the comment.

      BR
      Jessca

      Author's profile photo Mohd Tallha Sonalkar
      Mohd Tallha Sonalkar

      Hi Jessica,

      Excellent document

      Well done , keep on sharing your posts

      Regard's

      Tallha

      Author's profile photo Jessica Li
      Jessica Li
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tallha,

      I will. Your comment is the motivation. 🙂

      BR
      Jessica

      Author's profile photo Mariano Cabalen
      Mariano Cabalen

      Hi Jessica,

      Nice Document. Thanks for sharing!

      Kind Regards,

      Mariano

      Author's profile photo Jessica Li
      Jessica Li
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mariano,

      Thank you for the encouragement. I will keep sharing more.

      BR
      Jessica

      Author's profile photo Aditya S
      Aditya S

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for sharing ur knowledge.

      Author's profile photo Chandrashekhar Damale
      Chandrashekhar Damale

      Nice article Jessica,

      This information is very useful in multi plant scenario like FMCG or Auto Ancillaries units.

      BR

      Shekhar

      Author's profile photo Anupam Sharma
      Anupam Sharma

      Hi Jessica,

      Great Work. Thanks for sharing.

      Regards,

      Anupam Sharma

      Author's profile photo GYAN R
      GYAN R

      Hi Jessica,

      Nice document

      Thanks for sharing

      BR

      Gyan

      Author's profile photo Eric Chen
      Eric Chen

      HI Jessica,

      very nice document, thanks for sharing.

      useful for products manufactured in multiple plants scenario.

      keep post it.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      nice!

      Author's profile photo Thiago Felipe Silveira
      Thiago Felipe Silveira

      Hi Jessica,

      This function works for SAP AFS (Apparel and Footwear)?

      Best Regards.

      Author's profile photo Vibin V Joseph
      Vibin V Joseph

      Hi Thiago,

      The Business function for AFS is separate and it has to be activated for these functions.

      Regards,

      Vibin.V.Joseph

      Author's profile photo sanju sanju
      sanju sanju

      Hi Jessica

      Thanks a lot for sharing the document. It is very useful.
      I just want to clarify one thing from your side as my organization has a typical requirement.

      There are 4 plants in my organization (plant A, B, C, D). Stock requirement of all the plants are generated based on Sales Order and PIR. All the 4 plants created PIR in MD61 and after MRP run the stock requirement is generated in MD04. Now suppose the situation is like below ..

      Each plant has production planning facilities however let's consider that we will plan for plant A only. As per our user requirement..

      User should be able to choose
      whether he/she will create an intra-company PR of 2 pcs (suppl plant C) and External PR of 3 pcs
      or whether he/she will create intra-company PR of 2 pcs (suppl plant C) and intra-company PR 1 pcs (suppl plant B) and External PR 2 pcs
      or whether he/she will create intra-company PR of 5 pcs (suppl plant D)
      pr whether he/she will create External PR of 5 pcs

      Date MRP Element Reqmnt Qty Available Qty Material Plant
      01/12/16 Stock 10 5 M1 A
      02/12/16 Stock 10 1 M1 B
      03/12/16 Stock 10 2 M1 C
      04/12/16 Stock 10 5 M1 D

      My question is .. while converting the requirement into PR can the user split the qty and create 1/2 stock transfer PR and 1 PR for external vendor from MD04

      Please suggest

      Thanks
      Sanju

      Author's profile photo Palle Larsen
      Palle Larsen

       

      Hi Jessica,

      Thank you for sharing, I have implemented this and would like to know if it is possible to get this in MD06/7 also,

       

      Thanks,

      plarsen

       

      Author's profile photo Finbarr O'Donovan
      Finbarr O'Donovan

      Hi Jessica,

      Does this solution work when the plants are in different company codes?
      e.g.

      Company Code A Plant A has stock of 50
      Company Code B Plant B has stock of 25
      Total stock 75
      Customer Demand comes in for 200

      Therefore company A needs to manufacture 125.
      Thanks.
      Kind Regards,
      Finbarr

      Author's profile photo Aaron Bolton
      Aaron Bolton

      Hi Jessica,  I would like to better understand the role the proportions play in the product group.  I assume this drives the aggregation, but if the underlying data is by sku would it not just aggregate by summing the individual products?

       

      Thanks