We have non-valuated materials in master data. We are using account assignment category K (Gl account and cost center purchase) while creating PO for non-valuated material. Hence, the material should get consumed at the time of GR. But we are observing that the material's qty. gets accumulated in unrestricted stock instead of getting consumed at the time of GR.
If we issue the material again using MB1A then issued qty gets deducted from unrestricted store.
With Best Regards,
Esther Hernanz replied
The system is working fine in this case. Please, note the following:
1) If the material is set to make value and quantity update and it is included in a Purchase Order with account assignment, a goods receipt will increase the consumption.
2) If the material is set to quantity update but no value update and it is included in a Purchase Order with account assignment, a goods receipt will increase the stock.
The reason is the following one:
In the case 2) the account assignment is mandatory when the purchase order is created.
In the case 1) the account assignment is not mandatory. We enter the account assignment as we need, but it is not compulsory. Therefore, in this case, the presence of account assignment is used to decide whether the goods are posted to consumption or to stock:
- If there is account assignment the goods go to consumption.
- If there is not account assignment the goods go to stock.
In the case 2) this logic cannot be used, because the account assignment is mandatory, so the system "does not know" if you want to post the material to consumption or to stock.
In this case 2) the material always goes to stock.
If then the material is to be consumed you can do your consumption posting for a non-valuated material just as you mention: with MB1A and the movement type 201 for example.
I hope this information helps!