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R11: Merchandise

Related Master Data

SAP Best Practices for Retail

R11 Merchandise Related Master Data

SAP Retail has various basic functions to manage mass articles and variety of article
characteristics effectively. Among them, Best Practice scenario covers basic patterns.

Characteristics of the process Best Practice Scenario
1. Definition of article hierarchy Creation of single articles
2. Single articles and generic articles Creation of generic articles
3. Single article/Departmental maintenance Creation of prepacks
4. Manual creation for new articles Creation of sales sets
5. Copy function for existing article/attributes Creation of display
6. Mass maintenance of master data Listing function
7. Article attributes management (bar code,
external appearance, etc)
8. Sets
9. Prepacks
10. Display
11. Article purchase price management
12. Creation/Change of purchase price
13. Purchase price update by validity date setting
Concept for “Costs” in SAP Retail
- “Purchase Price” per vendor in article master is posted into the account of “Cost of Purchase”.
- Setting of "Sales price -> Cost of purchasing" for goods transport between sites (WH->Store).
- Setting of "Sales price for customer" (wholesale price).

 SAP AG 2007, R11: Merchandise Related Master Data

(Departmental mgmt. etc . (Major) Food Home electronics (Middle) Color Blue Green Pink Size Hierarchy level (Minor) Mdse category S M Apparel Single article L Setting for Value-only mgmt. etc) ・Single-article management ・Departmental management (Value-only ・Generic articles management) (articles with SKU per characteristics) (Department) -Size. color. level is also possible. article) Media Daily goods Single-article management per distribution Milk Chocolate ・Prepacks (Set purchasing) ・Set article (Set sales creation) ・Display (Display case set) Snowboard starter set A sneaker 1set (Color/size set)  SAP AG 2007. Article Master Management:Variety of Article Characteristics Single-article management per Article management level characteristic ・Single articles (articles with EAN. at XL mdse categ. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data .

Article Master Management: Article Classification Hierarchy and Departmental Management Merchandise category ※Merchandise category hierarchy has up to 12 levels. article) Hierarchy level (Minor) Merchandise category 14 – 16 inch Plasmavision SONY 14inch SONY 14inch Single article Flat TV Black Flat TV Silver  SAP AG 2007. level is also possible. (Middle) BS tuner Color (Departmental mgmt. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . hierarchy About 4-levels of hierarchy is suitable for actual operation. at mdse (Major) categ. (Article classification hierarchy) Home electronics (Department) Setting for Visual equipment Audio equipment Value-only mgmt.

Article Creation  SAP AG 2007. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data .

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Article Maintenance/ Listing: Types of Article The relevant types of articles for Retail are: Single article Case set Shoes-Prepack Socks = = = Sales set Prepack Display Groups of Amount arrangement article articles of the variants combined Generic with special of an article with an sales price particular article packing  SAP AG 2007.

Article. color and value )  Variants of the articles are combined under a generic article  Own master record for every inventory-managed variant. Generic Article/Variants  Variants . which are only different in particular characteristics (For example. Generic article Variants  SAP AG 2007. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data .

as variants-forming Creation of an article with typ of article generic article to matl grp Selection of the variants in matrix to be laid out  SAP AG 2007. Creation of a Generic Article in SAP Retail Definition material group Assignment of char. of the material group Qualifier of the char. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data ./profile char.

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . ca. ca. black-brown Set: Case and traveling bag 59.90 Three part case-set + 169. ca. 77/54/25 cm.90 + Case. 69/46/24 cm. Sales-Set DC Retail consume Vendor r Case.90 Constitution of the sales sets with articles of different material groups is possible standard sales price only in the store Component = independent article  SAP AG 2007. black- brown 39. 63/32/29 cm.90 Traveling bag. black-brown 89.

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Display DC Retail Vendor Display consists of a head article and the components Components = independent article  SAP AG 2007.

Prepack DC Retail Vendor 5 Pieces x size 36 5 Pieces x size 37 10 Pieces x size 38 10 Pieces x size 39 10 Pieces x size 40 5 Pieces x size 41 5 Pieces x size 42  All Component of the prepack are variants of A generic article  same material group  Vendor allows information about components  Point of the cancellation of the prepack selectable  SAP AG 2007. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data .

Inventory Management: Structured Generic Article Structured material in logistic procedure Objekt Lieferant DC Site Prepack Display Price-/ Sales- Set Generic article -> variants Inventory Management “Alternative” Inventory Management  SAP AG 2007. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data .

Explicit generic article reference article gives reference data for Refsite Article New Article Creation  SAP AG 2007. Reference Article Material group. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data .

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Generic Article Material group Explicit reference article reference article gives reference data for Article Generic Changes article Article Variants copy  SAP AG 2007.

Listing data Sales-data POS Data data Listing data Master Data Log. data other site Customizing / Constants Copy of changes Reference data only by generation  SAP AG 2007. data distribution Refsite channel Log. reference article. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Reference Data Reference article (material group. explicit reference article) Regular Vendor Season Purchasing. General.

Listing Process An article is assigned to a general assortment of a store or a distributing center via assortment module by the process.  SAP AG 2007. R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . delivered and sold. By the listing you define whether and when the article can be ordered.

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Customer module General assortment 2 Assortment - module  SAP AG 2007. Assortment Objects Assortment- module Assortment DC South-West DC South-West Article Assortment Assortment- Store London module Store London General assortment 1 Assortment- module Assortment.

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Assortment Description Store DC Customer (General) Assortment Article Listing conditions IDoc Listing Promotion process Assignment table Manual Modules Assortment function  SAP AG 2007.

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Assortment Level Rules who keeps in what scale the material group “recorder“ Store London Store Manchester Assortment-level Store Nottingham Deluxe-Assortment Special-Assortment Store Bath Advanced Assortment Base-Assortment House typ / Customer typ  SAP AG 2007.

R11: Merchandise Related Master Data . Base Process of the classified regular Test Material group blouses Site "*" (all) modish classic attribute: Style Store London Store Manchester Store Bath modish classic Article attribute: Style  SAP AG 2007.

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