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Hi all,

can somebody kindly explain me the difference in these infoobjects

stock catogery

material type

movement type

so by using these infoobjects can i identify

unrestricted stock

raw material stock

Finished goods stock

Work in progress stock

stock in quality inspection




Former Member
Former Member replied

HI Neel

Stock Catogery : An object that uniquely identifies a warehouse stock of a material, for example, quality inspection stock, returned stock, and so on.

Material Type:

A grouping together of materials with the same basic attributes such as raw materials, semifinished products, or finished products.

All materials must be assigned to a material type which determines:

Whether the material is intended for a specific purpose such as a configurable material or process material

Whether the material number can be assigned internally or externally

The number range from which the material number is drawn

Which screens appear and in what sequence

Which user department data you may enter

What procurement type the material has; that is, whether it is manufactured in-house or procured externally, or both

Movement Type:

A classification key indicating the type of material movement (for example, goods receipt, goods issue, physical stock transfer).

The movement type enables the system to find predefined posting rules determining how the accounts of the financial accounting system (stock and consumption accounts) are to be posted and how the stock fields in the material master record are to be updated.

Hope the above helps you..


Shu Moh..

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