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4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2008 5:21 PM by pavankumar bhagavatula
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sap ko
Jul 26, 2008 8:40 PM
material type and material group
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hi,
what is material type and material group? is it different?
pls give some example like material name­> type ­> group
thanks and regards
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by Neeraj Kukreti on Jul 26, 2008 8:51 PM
Hi,
Yes they are different as day is from night.
Material group is used to classify materials for reporting/classification/authorisation purposes.
These are definable identifications which qualify a material at the master level. In short it is a
grouping of materials and services according to their characteristics.
Whereas material types are client level identification of materials. A material is created as a
material type. They have their own number range and quite a bit of configuration can be done to
segregate how different material types behave during transactions.
Material types are for e.g. raw materials, finished goods. The table for material types is T134.
So if you have a finished good (FERT) say a TV, then material group can be further used to classify
them as color TV, LCD, Plasma etc etc.
The standard material types in SAP are:
DIEN (services)
Services are procured externally and cannot be stored. A material master record of this material
type can always contain purchasing data.
FERT (finished products)
Finished products are produced by the company itself. Since they cannot be ordered by
Purchasing, a material master record of this material type does not contain purchasing data.
FHMI (production resources/tools)
Production resources/tools are procured externally and used in the manufacture of products. A
material master record of this material type can contain purchasing data, but no sales data. It is
managed on a quantity basis. Examples of production resources/tools are apparatus, equipment,
and measuring and testing devices.
HALB (semifinished products)
Semifinished products can be procured externally (sub­contracting) as well as manufactured in­
house. They are then processed by the company. A material master record of this material type can
contain both purchasing and work scheduling data.
HAWA (trading goods)
Trading goods are always procured externally and then sold. A material master record of this
material type can contain purchasing and sales data.
HIBE (operating supplies)
Operating supplies are procured externally and required for the manufacture of other products. A
material master record of this material type can contain purchasing data but no sales data.
NLAG (non­stock material)
Non­stock material is material that is not held in stock because it is consumed immediately. (Office
supplies such as stationary. You need to create purchase order and accounting document for
payment but the stock balance is always zero as it is issued out immediately to the various
department.) ROH (raw materials) Raw materials are always procured externally and then processed. Since raw materials
department.)
ROH (raw materials)
Raw materials are always procured externally and then processed. Since raw materials cannot be
sold, a material master record of this material type contains no sales data.
UNBW (non­valuated materials)
Non­valuated materials are managed on a quantity basis, but not by value.
VERP (packaging materials)
Packaging materials are used to transport goods and come with the goods free of charge. A
material master record of this material type is managed both on a quantity basis and by value.
WETT (competitive products)
Competitive products have their own material master records created from the Basic Data view.
The competitor's number, which is stored in the material master record, assigns the material to a
particular competitor
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Neeraj Kukreti Jul 26, 2008 8:51 PM (in response to sap ko)
Correct Answer Re: material type and material group
Hi,
Yes they are different as day is from night.
Material group is used to classify materials for reporting/classification/authorisation purposes. These
are definable identifications which qualify a material at the master level. In short it is a grouping of
materials and services according to their characteristics.
Whereas material types are client level identification of materials. A material is created as a material
type. They have their own number range and quite a bit of configuration can be done to segregate
how different material types behave during transactions.
Material types are for e.g. raw materials, finished goods. The table for material types is T134.
So if you have a finished good (FERT) say a TV, then material group can be further used to classify
them as color TV, LCD, Plasma etc etc.
The standard material types in SAP are:
DIEN (services)
Services are procured externally and cannot be stored. A material master record of this material type
can always contain purchasing data.
FERT (finished products)
Finished products are produced by the company itself. Since they cannot be ordered by Purchasing,
a material master record of this material type does not contain purchasing data.
FHMI (production resources/tools)
Production resources/tools are procured externally and used in the manufacture of products. A
material master record of this material type can contain purchasing data, but no sales data. It is
managed on a quantity basis. Examples of production resources/tools are apparatus, equipment, and
measuring and testing devices.
HALB (semifinished products)
Semifinished products can be procured externally (sub­contracting) as well as manufactured in­
house. They are then processed by the company. A material master record of this material type can
contain both purchasing and work scheduling data.
HAWA (trading goods)
Trading goods are always procured externally and then sold. A material master record of this material
type can contain purchasing and sales data.
HIBE (operating supplies)
Operating supplies are procured externally and required for the manufacture of other products. A
material master record of this material type can contain purchasing data but no sales data.
NLAG (non­stock material)
Non­stock material is material that is not held in stock because it is consumed immediately. (Office
supplies such as stationary. You need to create purchase order and accounting document for
payment but the stock balance is always zero as it is issued out immediately to the various
department.)
ROH (raw materials)
Raw materials are always procured externally and then processed. Since raw materials cannot be
sold, a material master record of this material type contains no sales data.
VERP (packaging materials) Packaging materials are used to transport goods and come with the goods free
VERP (packaging materials)
Packaging materials are used to transport goods and come with the goods free of charge. A material
master record of this material type is managed both on a quantity basis and by value.
WETT (competitive products)
Competitive products have their own material master records created from the Basic Data view. The
competitor's number, which is stored in the material master record, assigns the material to a particular
competitor
Cheers...
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UNBW (non­valuated materials)
Non­valuated materials are managed on a quantity basis, but not by value.
 

Material Type

A grouping together of materials with the same basic attributes such as raw materials, semifinished products, or finished products. All materials must be assigned to a material type which determines:

o Whether the material is intended for a specific purpose such as a configurable material or process material o Whether the material number can be assigned internally or externally

o The number range from which the material number is drawn o Which screens appear and in what sequence o Which user department data you may enter o What procurement type the material has; that is, whether it is manufactured in­house or procured externally, or both

Material Group

material groups to group together materials with the same attributes or purpose. You can use material groups to :

o Limit the scope of analyses o Systematically search for material master records via matchcodes

Regards,

Ashok

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pavankumar bhagavatula Jul 28, 2008 5:21 PM (in response to sap ko)

Kiran. V Jul 27, 2008 6:35 AM (in response to sap ko)

Ashok Kumar Telugu Jul 27, 2008 6:06 AM (in response to sap ko)

 

HI, Material type is nothing but the nature of the material with its own attributes. Eg raw materials, Finished, semi finished, trading goods etc. Material Group is classification of materials in groups which have the same functionality Eg, Bolts, nuts, bearings

A typically example i can give it that of bolts material name­> type ­> group bolt 7" ­­> ROH ­­­> Bolts or Engine2200cc180Bhp ­­­> FERT ­­­> Engine Engine1800cc175Bhp ­­­> FERT ­­­> Engine Thanks & Regards, Kiran

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VERP (packaging materials) Packaging materials are used to transport goods and come with the goods freeRe: material type and material group Material Type A grouping together of materials with the same basic attributes such as raw materials, semifinished products, or finished products. All materials must be assigned to a material type which determines: o Whether the material is intended for a specific purpose such as a configurable material or process material o Whether the material number can be assigned internally or externally o The number range from which the material number is drawn o Which screens appear and in what sequence o Which user department data you may enter o What procurement type the material has; that is, whether it is manufactured in­house or procured externally, or both Material Group material groups to group together materials with the same attributes or purpose. You can use material groups to : o Limit the scope of analyses o Systematically search for material master records via matchcodes Regards, Ashok Like ( 0 ) pavankumar bhagavatula Jul 28, 2008 5:21 PM (in response to sap ko) Kiran. V Jul 27, 2008 6:35 AM (in response to sap ko) Ashok Kumar Telugu Jul 27, 2008 6:06 AM (in response to sap ko) Re: material type and material group HI, Material type is nothing but the nature of the material with its own attributes. Eg raw materials, Finished, semi finished, trading goods etc. Material Group is classification of materials in groups which have the same functionality Eg, Bolts, nuts, bearings A typically example i can give it that of bolts material name­> type ­> group bolt 7" ­­> ROH ­­­> Bolts or Engine2200cc180Bhp ­­­> FERT ­­­> Engine Engine1800cc175Bhp ­­­> FERT ­­­> Engine Thanks & Regards, Kiran Like ( 0 ) " id="pdf-obj-2-74" src="pdf-obj-2-74.jpg">
VERP (packaging materials) Packaging materials are used to transport goods and come with the goods freeRe: material type and material group Material Type A grouping together of materials with the same basic attributes such as raw materials, semifinished products, or finished products. All materials must be assigned to a material type which determines: o Whether the material is intended for a specific purpose such as a configurable material or process material o Whether the material number can be assigned internally or externally o The number range from which the material number is drawn o Which screens appear and in what sequence o Which user department data you may enter o What procurement type the material has; that is, whether it is manufactured in­house or procured externally, or both Material Group material groups to group together materials with the same attributes or purpose. You can use material groups to : o Limit the scope of analyses o Systematically search for material master records via matchcodes Regards, Ashok Like ( 0 ) pavankumar bhagavatula Jul 28, 2008 5:21 PM (in response to sap ko) Kiran. V Jul 27, 2008 6:35 AM (in response to sap ko) Ashok Kumar Telugu Jul 27, 2008 6:06 AM (in response to sap ko) Re: material type and material group HI, Material type is nothing but the nature of the material with its own attributes. Eg raw materials, Finished, semi finished, trading goods etc. Material Group is classification of materials in groups which have the same functionality Eg, Bolts, nuts, bearings A typically example i can give it that of bolts material name­> type ­> group bolt 7" ­­> ROH ­­­> Bolts or Engine2200cc180Bhp ­­­> FERT ­­­> Engine Engine1800cc175Bhp ­­­> FERT ­­­> Engine Thanks & Regards, Kiran Like ( 0 ) " id="pdf-obj-2-76" src="pdf-obj-2-76.jpg">
Re: material type and material group Hi Sapko, Material type: This is the classification of material
Re: material type and material group
Hi Sapko,
Material type:
This is the classification of material mainly based on the attributes of the material.
The material type would be one defining factor in determining the organization views that appear
when you are selecting organizational views
It is done at client level. it gives an indication of the category to which that particular material belongs
For Ex: if i say the material type of XXXX material is services it means that material type would not
have storage related information as services type material has nothing to do with storage so General
plant data/Storage1 & General plant data/Storage 2 views would not be there if u select mat type
Service
Material Group:
It is the grouping of all materials which have same characteristics
This is basically done to restrict the scope of analysis
Irrespective of the material type two materials can belong to same material group if both have same
charactersitics
I hope this helps you out and gives the basic idea
If found useful reward accordingly
Thanks
Pavan
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