Please discuss the below items:
1)Provision to enter bill of lading number, invoice number, packing list, Air way bill,Cargo assignment number before posting the GRN in case of imports goods receipt.
2)what is minimum stock level & where it can be maintained in SAP material master and also where to indicate ABC classification in material master, so that classification should be based on stock value & value of movement within a year?
3)Whether purchase lead time per item/supplier can be maintained in material master? If not in material, where it should be maintained?
1)Provision to enter bill of lading number, invoice number....
There are many ways to execute this function. The requirements are that you must have an agreement with the vendor as to exactly which documents and the associated document number(s) he will supply, and that the document numbers that the vendor will be using must also exist in SAP. You can enter the GR using MIGO, against a range of document types. If the document numbers that he supplies do not exist in SAP, then you must research upon receiving the material which purchase order the material is for, and then receive against the Purchase order, also in MIGO.
2)what is minimum stock level
This is the stock level below which you do not wish to have your inventory pass. This can be executed using Safety stock in the Material Master (MM02 MRP2 tab) or in consumption planning, it can be executed using 'Reorder Point' (MM02 MRP1 tab). Minimum stock can also be affected by your 'Lot Size'(MM02 MRP1 tab), which is SAP's term for your reordering policies.
where to indicate ABC classification in material master, so that classification should be based on stock value & value of movement within a year?
'ABC indicator' (MM02 MRP1 tab). SAP has built in programs that will populate this for you if you wish.
Whether purchase lead time per item/supplier can be maintained in material master
Yes. Either 'Planned delivery time' (MM02 MRP2 tab) or Total replenishment lead time (MM02 MRP3) if you wish to have the time affect your availability checking. Planned delivery time can also be maintained against a vendor, or it can be maintained against a vendor/material combination. You have to decide where is most appropriate for your business requirements.