When you define a material in SAP, you define a lot of things like material number, material type, material group, industry etc. You also define a lot of other things:
- Organization information like plant, storage location, sales organization etc.
- departmental views like purchasing, engineering, warehouse, costing, accounting, sales etc. These views contain a lot of information which these departments can use for that material.
Still a material is not defined completely even with so much information being captured. What is that piece of information which is still missing? A material is not defined completely if its attributes are not defined yet. Let us say, we have a material which has an active ingredient. This kind of scenario is common in food, beverages, pharmaceutical industries. Due to presence of active ingredient in different proportions at different batches of the material, the material can not be priced at the same rate for…
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