Material master records are created for every material a company may buy, sell, or make. In this video, examine the steps to create a material master record in SAP using transaction code MM01.
- [Instructor] Material master records contain all the data about materials that are procured, produced, stored or sold at a company. There are over 200 possible fields available in the material master. For our purposes, we're going to look at how to create a raw material that can be procured. To do this, we'll go into transaction code mm01. This brings us to the Create Material Initial Screen. The first field is Material. This is what we're going to call the material. Organizations usually have very specific naming conventions. We're creating a titanium screw, so we'll our material TTS5. Next is the Material Type. This is an extremely important field, because it determines exactly what kind of material we're creating. Again, we want to create a material that is a raw material, so we'll choose that from our dropdown. A big shortcut when you're creating a material that is similar to another material that exists already in the system is the Copy from area. By entering that material in the Copy from material field, most of the attributes of that material will be copied in. This saves a lot of input time. We're not creating with reference, so we'll press Continue. This brings up the Select Views popup screen, with the 29 views that we can create for this one raw material. In this demonstration, we're most interested in creating the material so we can purchase it and use it in production. Because of that, we're going to select Basic Data 1, Purchasing, and General Plant Data / Storage 1. And we'll press Continue. This brings up the Organizational Levels popup. This is defining where the material is being created for organizationally. For Plant, we'll press the Match Code button. We'll select the checkbox next to 1710, for Plant 1 US. Next is storage location. We'll click the Match Code button, and we'll scroll down. We'll choose the checkbox next to Plant 1710, storage location 171C for Raw Materials. We'll click the green check to continue. We're now brought into our Create Material screen. We're in the Basic data 1 tab, because that was the first view we selected on the previous screen. The first required field we need to enter is Description. This is describing the material we are creating. We'll enter Small Titanium Screw. Below, in the General Data area, we'll enter our Base Unit of Measure. The unit of measure varies depending on what we are buying. It could be inches or pounds. For our material, we want to buy it per screw, so we'll use pieces. We'll click the Match Code button to search, and we'll choose PC for piece. The next field is Material Group, which is used to group similar materials together. We'll click the Match Code button and choose L002, as this is a raw material. Now we'll go down to the Dimensions area, which are the actual dimensions of our product. Our screws are 35 grams, so we'll enter a 35 in the Gross Weight, and G in the Weight Unit. We're going to assume this material doesn't have any packaging, so we'll enter a 35 in the Net Weight field as well. That's all the information we want to enter in the Basic data 1 tab, so we'll press Enter. By pressing Enter, we are automatically brought to the next view we selected, which is the Purchasing tab. In this tab, there's one very important field that is not already filled in, and that's the Purchasing Group. The Purchasing Group is a group of buyers responsible for purchasing activities. They're going to be the ones responsible for purchasing this specific raw material that we're creating. We'll click the Match Code button to see available purchasing groups, and we'll choose 001, Group 001. We'll again press Enter. We're now brought into Plant data / storage 1 tab. This tab has a lot of fields that relate to how the material is to be stored. The storage condition field determines the general storage criteria for our raw material. We'll the Match Code button to see our available storage conditions. We'll choose Storage condition 10. We've now entered all the data that we need to, so we'll click Save. We're brought back to the Create Material Initial Screen. The system gives us a success message saying, "Material TTS5 has been created."
- How SAP MM integrates with other modules
- Creating and extending material master records
- Maintaining a source list in SAP
- The SAP purchasing process
- Creating purchase orders and contracts
- Running purchasing reports
- Inventory management
- Creating a physical inventory document