Goals

  • Participants learn about the fundamental elements of materials management.
  • Participants understand usage of the procurement processes for stock material, consumable materials, and services, the basic functions from purchasing, inventory management, invoice verification, service entry, and materials planning.
  • Topic-specific exercises in the SAP system give participants the opportunity to gain first-hand practical experience of the above processes.

Audience

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Architect
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Program / Project Manager
  • User

Prerequisites

Essential

  • General understanding of procurement processes and SAP Navigation
  • SAP129 SAP Navigation

Recommended

Course based on software release

  • SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 7

Content

  • Procurement Processes
    • Defining Processes and Organizational Levels in Procurement
    • Maintaining Purchase Orders
    • Posting Goods Receipts
    • Entering Invoices
  • Master Data
    • Maintaining Vendor Master Records
    • Maintaining Material Master Records
    • Using Entry Aids for Master Data Maintenance
    • Performing Mass Maintenance
  • Stock Material Procurement
    • Applying Conditions in Purchasing
    • Handling Requests for Quotations and Quotation Processes
    • Creating Purchase Orders with Reference
    • Maintaining Purchasing Info Records
    • Analyzing Material Valuation
    • Posting Goods Receipts for Purchase Orders
    • Entering Invoices with Reference to Purchase Orders
  • Consumable Material Procurement
    • Purchasing Consumable Materials
    • Creating Purchase Requisitions
    • Creating Purchase Orders with Reference to Purchase Requisitions
    • Entering Valuated and Non-Valuated Goods Receipts
    • Creating Blanket Purchase Orders
  • External Services Procurement
    • Maintaining Master Data for External Services
    • Ordering Services
    • Creating Service Entries and Verifying Invoices
  • Automated Procurement
    • Maintaining Data for Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
    • Maintaining Contracts and Source Lists
    • Performing Procurement Processes Automatically
  • Reporting and Analytics
    • Using Standard Reports
    • Performing Standard Analyses in the Logistics Information System
  • Introduction to the SAP Buyer Role
    • Assessing the Buyer Role
  • Self-Service Procurement
    • Examining the Functions of Self-Service Procurement