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Value of the goods movement is negative:

During Return delivery w.r.t. Material Docu. ( MT 105 ) for Subcontracting PO system ERROR during posting " Value of the goods movement is negative "

Long text of error as below -

Value of the goods movement is negative:

Message no. M7301


The goods movement value is negative.

Possible causes for this:

o A subcontracting order contains negative components (by-product

The value of these by-products is sufficiently high that the go

receipt value value of the material ordered is negative.

o The delivery costs (such as rebate) for a purchase order are


Goods value:

Delivery costs:

Total value:

System Response

The system cannot post the goods movement.


o In the case of a subcontracting order:

Reduce the quantity of the negative components until the goods

receipt value is positive. Then enter a subsequent adjustment for

the remaining by-products using transaction MB04.

o In the case of negative delivery costs:

Stop processing the item and change the delivery costs in the

purchase order.


Rupesh / Kunal


Former Member
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