This training video provides a comprehensive guide on the procurement of consumable materials in SAP MM (Materials Management). The tutorial is divided into following parts, each covering different aspects of the procurement process:
- Introduction and Overview The tutorial begins with an introduction to consumable materials, which are materials that are directly procured for an account assignment object and are not managed on a value basis in inventory management. The tutorial explains that these materials can be procured without a material master record or with a material master record using specific material types.
- Creation of Purchase Requisition (ME51N): The first step in the procurement process is the creation of a purchase requisition. The tutorial demonstrates how to create a purchase requisition using the transaction code ME51N. It also explains how purchase requisitions can be created automatically through MRP or manually by a user.
- Creation of Purchase Order (ME21N): The tutorial then moves on to the creation of a purchase order using the transaction code ME21N. It explains how to convert a purchase requisition into a purchase order and how to enter order acknowledgement data.
- Goods Receipt (MIGO): The next step in the procurement process is the goods receipt, which is demonstrated using the transaction code MIGO. The tutorial explains that goods receipt is not possible for certain types of purchase orders, such as blanket purchase orders.
- Invoice Verification (MIRO): The final step in the procurement process is invoice verification, which is demonstrated using the transaction code MIRO. The tutorial explains how to post an invoice and how to handle errors that may occur during this process.
- Blanket Purchase Order: The tutorial also covers the creation of a blanket purchase order, which is used when materials are procured very frequently. It explains how to set a validity period and a limit value for a blanket purchase order, and how to post an invoice for such an order.
- Item Category: The tutorial concludes with a discussion on item categories, which determine whether a material defined in a purchase order item requires a material number, requires an account assignment, is to be managed as a stock item, requires a goods receipt, or an invoice receipt.
This tutorial is a valuable resource for anyone looking to understand the procurement of consumable materials in SAP MM. It provides step-by-step instructions for each stage of the procurement process, making it easy for viewers to follow along and apply the knowledge in their own SAP environments.