3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2006 4:05 PM by raghuramam brahmandam RSS

Shelf life

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How is a shelf life item managed in SAP?

 

What is the full cycle?

 

Please detail the steps.

  • Re: Shelf life
    Kasi Viswanath
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    Hi,

     

    <b>Shelf Life Expiration Date Check</b>

     

    <b>Use</b>

     

    You can check the shelf life of a material when you enter a goods receipt. You thereby ensure that you store only materials that are still usable.

     

    <b>Prerequisites</b>

     

    The shelf life is only checked if the following prerequisites are met:

     

    The minimum remaining shelf life is maintained in the material master record or in the purchase order. The minimum remaining shelf life is the minimum number of days for which the material must keep for the goods receipt to be accepted by the system.

    The shelf life expiration date check is active for the plant and movement type in Customizing for Inventory Management.

     

    <b>Features</b>

     

    Relevant Indicators in Material Master Record

     

    In the material master record, the following indicators are relevant to the expiration date check:

     

    Minimum remaining shelf life in days

    Total shelf life in days

    If you do not enter a total shelf life, enter the shelf life expiration date directly at the time of a goods movement.

    If you do enter a total shelf life, enter the date of production at the time of a goods movement. The system automatically calculates the expiration date from the date of production plus total shelf life.

    Both indicators are located in the storage data of the material master record.

     

    <b>Activities</b>

     

    Enter Shelf Life Expiration Date/Production Date

     

    You can maintain the production date or shelf life expiration date in the detailed data for an item each time you enter a goods movement.

     

    You can go through this link to get more info.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/a5/63348743a211d189410000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks,

    Viswanath

  • Re: Shelf life
    raghuramam brahmandam
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    Hi,

     

    Shelf life items are managed in SAP , through eeror messaging , warning mesaaging , and stock/inventory reports.

     

    In brief , the steps are :  In SPRO you have to activate Shelf Life expiration date check.

     

    T/code SPRO , then   Use the menu path :Materials Management - Inventory Management and Physical Inventory -Goods Receipt - Set Expiration Date Check.

    If you activate this and create the materials master data with the requisite fileds in Plant/Storage data 1 . Systems starts keeping a check on the goods receipt to ensure that minimum shelf life is available at the time of Goods receipt. If minium shelf life is not available , system gives error message and prevents goods receipt.

     

    Further , you can customise a host of goods movements for SLED check , and set either error or warning messages for these movements.

     

    For getting reports on the stocks of materials being manages with SLED , you can use transactions LX27 and MB5M.  How ever to get these reports , you have to activate Batch management and select the Batch Management indicatior while creating  the material master.You will find Batch management related menu in SPRO - IMG - Logistic General - Batch Management.

     

    Hope these details would help you.

     

    Regards

    RAghuramam.

  • Re: Shelf life
    raghuramam brahmandam
    Currently Being Moderated

    Hi,

     

    Shelf life items are managed in SAP , through eeror messaging , warning mesaaging , and stock/inventory reports.

     

    In brief , the steps are :  In SPRO you have to activate Shelf Life expiration date check.

     

    T/code SPRO , then   Use the menu path :Materials Management - Inventory Management and Physical Inventory -Goods Receipt - Set Expiration Date Check.

    If you activate this and create the materials master data with the requisite fileds in PlantData/Storage1. Systems starts keeping a check on the goods receipt to ensure that minimum shelf life is available at the time of Goods receipt. If minium shelf life is not available , system gives error message and prevents goods receipt.

     

    Further , you can customise a host of goods movements for SLED check , and set either error or warning messages for these movements.

     

    For getting reports on the stocks of materials being manages with SLED , you can use transactions LX27 and MB5M.  How ever to get these reports , you have to activate Batch management and select the Batch Management indicatior in either Purchasing view or in Plant Data/ Storage 1 view , while creating  the material master.You will find Batch management related menu in SPRO - IMG - Logistic General - Batch Management.

     

    Hope these details would help you.

     

    Regards

    RAghuramam.

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