Materials Management with SAP S/4HANA: Business Processes and Configuration

  • 11h 58m
  • Jawad Akhtar, Martin Murray
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2019

Looking for MM in SAP S/4HANA? Whether your focus is on materials planning, procurement, or inventory, this guide will teach you to configure your critical processes in SAP S/4HANA. Start by creating your organizational structure and defining business partners and material master data. Then get step-by-step instructions for defining the processes you need, from creating purchase orders and receiving goods to running MRP and using batch management. MM is here!

  • Configure SAP S/4HANA for your materials management requirements
  • Maintain critical material and business partner records
  • Walk through MRP, inventory management, purchasing, and quotation management


Set up the master data your system needs to run its material management processes. Learn how to define material types, MRP procedures, business partners, and more.

Basic Functionality

Master your essential materials management processes: purchasing, MRP runs, inventory management, goods issue and receipt, and invoicing.

Advanced Functionality

Discover how to get more out of your SAP S/4HANA implementation by using batch management, special procurement types, the Early Warning System, and other built-in tools and functionality.

  • Material master data
  • Business partner master data
  • Batch management
  • Purchasing
  • Quotation management
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Inventory management
  • Goods issue/goods receipt (GI/GR)
  • Invoicing
  • Valuation
  • Document management
  • Reporting

About the Authors

Jawad Akhtar is an SAP logistics and supply chain management expert with a focus on business sales and delivery. He earned his chemical engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology in the United States. He has more than 20 years of professional experience, 16 of which have been spent working with SAP systems. He has experience working on several large-scale, end-to-end SAP project implementation lifecycles, including rollouts. He works with SAP clients to help them identify root causes of business issues and address those with the appropriate SAP products and change management strategies. He now focuses on next-generation SAP products such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP IBP, SAP Ariba, and SAP C/4HANA. Akhtar is also a technical advisor to SAPexperts, an ASUG speaker, and a contributor to SearchSAP, where his "Ask the Expert" column shares real-life lessons and best practices gleaned from SAP implementations, ways to avoid common project pitfalls, and features of various SAP products that solve key business issues.

Martin Murray was a respected logistics consultant and worked with IBM for more than 15 years. He joined the computer industry upon his graduation from Middlesex University in 1986. In 1991, he began working with SAP R/2 in the materials management area for a London-based multinational beverage company, and in 1994 he moved to the United States to work as an SAP R/3 consultant.

In this Book

  • Materials Management Overview
  • Organizational Structure
  • Configuring the Material Master
  • Material Master Data: Part 1
  • Material Master Data: Part 2
  • Business Partners
  • Purchasing Information Record
  • Batch Management Data
  • Purchasing Overview
  • Purchase Requisitions
  • Requests for Quotation
  • Purchase Orders
  • External Services Management
  • Special Procurement Types
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management Overview
  • Goods Issue
  • Goods Receipt
  • Physical Inventory
  • Invoice Verification
  • Inventory Valuation and Account Assignment
  • Material Ledger
  • Classification System
  • Document Management System
  • Early Warning System
  • Reporting and Analytics