Materials Management with SAP S/4HANA: Business Processes and Configuration, 2nd Edition, Updated 2020

  • 12h
  • Jawad Akhtar, Martin Murray
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2020

Get MM on SAP S/4HANA! 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. Configure your essential processes, from purchasing and MRP runs to inventory management and goods issue and receipt. Discover how to get more out of SAP S/4HANA by using batch management, special procurement types, the Early Warning System, and other built-in tools.

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

Procurement and Planning

Master your procurement processes, from setting up the purchasing information record and special procurement types through creating requests for quotation and purchase orders. Learn to run MRP and forecasting in SAP S/4HANA.

Inventory Management

Manage your inventory! Ensure your system is properly configured to handle goods issue, goods receipt, and other inventory movements.

Advanced Processes

Core processes not enough? Configure batch management. Set up the

Early Warning System. Use the Document Management System. Discover all-new SAP Fiori apps to report and monitor your system.

  • Materials master data
  • Vendor master data
  • Business partners
  • Purchasing information data
  • Batch management
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Inventory management
  • Goods issue/goods receipt
  • Material Ledger
  • Invoice verification
  • 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 the 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 implementation project lifecycles, including rollouts. He works with SAP clients to help them identify the root causes of business issues and address those issues with the appropriate SAP products and change management strategies. He now focuses on next-generation SAP products such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP), SAP Ariba, and SAP C/4HANA.

Jawad and a contributor to SearchSAP, where his Ask the Expert column shares real-life lessons and best practices gleaned from SAP implementations, discusses ways to avoid common project pitfalls, and features 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
  • Business Partners
  • Purchasing Overview
  • Purchasing Information Record
  • Purchase Requisitions
  • Requests for Quotation
  • Purchase Orders
  • External Services Management
  • Special Procurement Types
  • Planning Overview
  • 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
  • Batch Management
  • Early Warning System
  • Reporting and Analytics