Industry Material Master: Material Status / Sales Status

Description

Prior to Release 4.0A, you could maintain the following statuses in a material master record:

In Release 4.0A, you have the following statuses:

Maintained on several user department screens in the standard material master.
Maintained on the Basic Data screen in the standard material master.
Maintained on the Sales: Sales Organization Data screen in the standard material master.
Maintained on the Sales: Sales Organization Data screen in the standard material master.

The cross-plant material status and the cross-distribution-chain material status are valid for the whole client.

Changes in procedure

The plant-specific and cross-plant material status, or distribution-chain-specific and cross-distribution-chain material status, are considered jointly by the system.

Example

You have the following material statuses:

You assign material status 01 to the material at plant level, and material status 02 at cross-plant level (that is, at client level). As a result, you block the plant material both for Inventory Management and for Purchasing.

Further notes

In materials planning, the valid-from date of the material status is considered only if it precedes or is the same as the planning date; that is, if the valid-from date is later than the planning date, it is not considered, even if it is within the planning horizon.

Example

I<-------------Planning horizon------------->I
-----I--------------------I-----------------------I-->
Planning date Valid-from date Time

In this case, the valid-from date is not considered in materials planning since it is later than the planning date.