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1. Can you configure MRP to include shelf life?

2. If you activate 'shelf life' in config. does it affect every

material or can you limit it to specific plants/storage locations?

3. If you have same material (same material number) in 1 warehouse

purchased seperately with different shelf lives, when you issue goods out

how does SAP know which of the materials you issued from ?

4. Do you have to insert shelf life into master record or can you work

off something else e.g. goods reciept date or manufactured date?

5. Can you configure SAP to account for item manufactured date as when

shelf life begings?

Thanks alot

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Hi

<b>1. Can you configure MRP to include shelf life?</b>

No MRP settings are nothing to do with shelf-life

<b>2. If you activate 'shelf life' in config. does it affect every

material or can you limit it to specific plants/storage locations?</b>

Are u talking about SLED (shelf life expiration date) check in OMJ5 transcation. Here we do plant specific settings i.e u can activate SLED check for the specific plant then all the materials in the plant will be under go SLED check. If check settings for movement type for all materials it will do SLED check for that movement type.

3. <b>If you have same material (same material number) in 1 warehouse

purchased seperately with different shelf lives, when you issue goods out

how does SAP know which of the materials you issued from ?</b>

here batch plays major role when ever u maintain SLED data in OMJ5 transaction and u maintain shelf life data in general plant data 1, system will ask the Mfg date for that material and will caluculate shelf life accordingly and this materials are treated as one batch. If u have not maintained shelf life data in material master either u have to SLED data while doing GR. The SLED with Batch data will be useful to recognise shelf life for the material.

<b>4. Do you have to insert shelf life into master record or can you work

off something else e.g. goods reciept date or manufactured date?</b>

<b>• Articles not subject to a batch-management requirement</b>

If the shelf life expiration date check is active, you must enter the shelf life expiration date or the date of production at goods receipt.

The system checks at goods receipt whether the remaining shelf-life entered in the purchase order or in the article master record can be complied with. If not, a warning or an error message appears, depending on how your system is configured.

When you post a goods receipt, the shelf life expiration date is stored in the article document.

<b>• Articles subject to a batch-management requirement</b>

If the shelf life expiration date check is active, you must enter the shelf life expiration date or the date of production at goods receipt.

The system checks at goods receipt whether the remaining shelf-life entered in the purchase order or in the article master record can be complied with. If not, a warning or an error message appears, depending on how your system is configured.

When you post a goods receipt, the shelf-life expiration date is stored in the article document and in the batch master record.

If a batch already exists, the system also checks whether the shelf-life expiration date entered by the user or determined by the system corresponds with that stored in the batch master record. If it does not, a warning or an error message appears, depending on how your system is configured. If you post a goods receipt in spite of a warning message, the shelf-life expiration date in the batch master record remains valid.

If Warehouse Management is active, the shelf-life expiration date is stored in the transfer requirement, transfer order and in the quant.

<b>5. Can you configure SAP to account for item manufactured date as when

shelf life begings?</b>

I think I have answered same in above questions, any way if u maintain shelf life data in material master then the date u have going to enter while GR is Mfg. date, if not u have to maintain shelf life expiration date.

Ravi

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