S/4HANA 2020: Automatic assignment of Storage Location MRP Area to Material Master
As you probably already know, SAP S/4HANA introduced a simplification for the storage location planning scenario and it is now a requirement to use MRP Areas if you need to plan a storage location separately or to exclude it from MRP. (if you are not aware of this simplification, check this blog)
With this simplification in place, SAP is trying to bring new features to improve the S/4HANA usability, such as the improvements in MD04 delivered in MD04 (see details here)
SAP S/4HANA 2020 brought a new feature that will simplify the master data maintenance for materials with MRP Areas. In ECC, it was possible to define a default value for the storage location MRP indicator in the customizing transaction OMIR, therefore, whenever a storage location was extended for MRP, it would be automatically excluded from MRP or planned separately.
Now, in S/4HANA 2020, it is possible to automatically assign a storage location MRP Area to a material when extending this storage location to a material, and have default values for the MRP fields in the MRP area. This feature allows a storage location to be automatically excluded from MRP or planned separately whenever it is extended for a material. So let’s check how this feature can be enabled in the system.
The first step is to create an MRP Area Profile in customizing and the following picture shows the IMG activity path to this customizing activity.
In the MRP Area Profile we will define default values for the MRP fields under the MRP Area. These values will be used when extending the storage location assigned to the storage location to the material master, if the feature is active for the MRP Area. By setting the flag Copy Field, the value defined at the material master at plant level will be copied to the MRP Area.
After the profile creation, we need to check the flag Assign Materials Automatically and assign the profile to the MRP Area in the MRP Area customizing (transaction OMIZ).
This feature is one more step to streamline the adoption of MRP Areas in S/4HANA and I hope you can leverage this new feature to simplify the master data maintenance in your system.
Thank you for this useful blog.
Thank you for this useful information.
As per blog we can see that MRP area can be assigned automatically with PD MRP type with this we can plan it separately but when we want exclude the storage location from MRP what could be customization to be done.
You can set MRP type ND.
I create planned independent requirements (MD61) for FERT at MRP area and I want run MRP for raw material. I assigned production storage location field in MRP area for raw material but system couldn't check production storage location in MRP area. How to fix issue?
Thanks and best regards,
Would you please open a separated question for your issue? The SAP Communities guidelines do not recommend troubleshooting issues in blog comments.
I opened question for my issue. I hope you will help me answer this question.
Thanks and best regards,
Assign Assign Materials Automatically is not showing up. ( Note that we are using the latest upgrade). Could you please help?
I just figured it out, if anyone has any issue with this you need to do this from spro not from omiz.
You can use transaction OMIZA, which was recently delivered for the storage location MRP Area maintenance.
Thanks for sharing
You are welcome Graham!
Thanks for sharing. Do you know if this feature will be available for article master (Retail/Fashion)?
Thanks for your post is very helpful.
I replicated the configuration, but when I extend a material, the MDMA table not updating and the MRP area neither. It is necessary maintain the program RMMDDIBE?
It should be working. Make sure that you set the flag Assign Materials Automatically and test again. If the issue persists, you can open an incident to SAP.
Is there possibility to assign storage location MRP Area automatically in S4Hana 1909 for new materials ? I would like to exclude new materials from MRP in specific storage locations.
I am thinking about running RMMDDIBE02 periodically via job, but job doesn't know exact material numbers, that were created since last run of RMMDDIBE02. If I run RMMDDIBE02 for wide range, then report selects also existing materials and then reports in log it as errors.
Is there a better way to assign storage location MRP Area automatically for new materials before S4Hana 2020 ?