Exploring SAP Applications for Quality Management in Discrete Manufacturing (1E1)

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify SAP apps for quality management in discrete manufacturing (1E1)
  • Review business process scenarios for quality management in discrete manufacturing (1E1)

SAP Apps for Quality Management in Discrete Manufacturing (1E1)

Associated SAP Applications

  • Display Inspection Plan (QP03) SAP GUI App
  • Post Goods Receipt for Production Order (F0843) SAP Fiori App
  • Stock - Single Material (F1076) SAP Fiori App
  • Quality Technician Overview (F2361) SAP Fiori App
  • Display Inspection Methods (F0311A) SAP Fiori App
  • Manage Inspection Lots (F2343) SAP Fiori App
  • Record Inspection Results - Hierarchical Worklist (QE51N) SAP GUI App
  • Quality Engineer Overview (F2360) SAP Fiori App
  • Manage Usage Decisions (F2345) SAP Fiori App
  • Display Results History (F2428) SAP Fiori App
  • Display Routing (CA03) SAP GUI App
  • Manage Control Charts (F2810) SAP Fiori App
  • Record Results for Inspection Points (F2689) SAP Fiori App
  • Confirm Production Operation (F3069) SAP Fiori App
  • Manage Production Orders (F2336) SAP Fiori App
  • Post Goods Movement (MIGO) SAP GUI for HTML App
  • Pick Components for Production Orders (C027) SAP GUI App
  • Manage Batches (F2462) SAP Fiori App

Display Inspection Plan (QP03) SAP GUI App

Description

The Display Inspection Plan app is based on the SAP transaction QP03, classified in the Quality Management module under the application component Inspection Planning. On the initial screen, you search for an inspection plan based on a material. The following screen provides the inspection plan information, where you can then view the inspection characteristics.

Key Features

  • Search for an inspection plan
  • Display an inspection plan
  • View inspection characteristics

Post Goods Receipt for Production Order (F0843) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Post Goods Receipt for Production Order app enables you to post the receipt of goods with reference to a production order. The app proposes a selection of production orders and the corresponding material item level that can be posted.

Key Features

  • Post the receipt of goods with reference to a production order.
  • Post the receipt of goods with reference to a production order, which contains order items with single account assignments (procurement for direct consumption).
  • Post the receipt of goods with reference to a production order, which contains order items with shelf life expiration date or production date. Before you post the goods receipt, the app supports a check of the shelf life expiration date.
    • Note
      If the shelf life expiration date check is active and at least one of the fields Minimum Remaining Shelf Life or Total Shelf Life are maintained in the material master, you have to enter the shelf life expiration date or the production date of the material at the time of the goods receipt. The app then checks whether the remaining shelf life is sufficient. Note, the minimum remaining shelf life is a minimum amount of time up to which the material must be in good condition so that the system will accept the goods receipt. Depending on your settings, the fields are displayed and/or are ready for input.

      Also, you can only enter the shelf life expiration date of a material, if the shelf life expiration date check is active for the plant, active for the used movement type and the minimum remaining shelf life is maintained in the material master record or in the purchase order item

    • Note
      In a cross-plant planning scenario you classify the two or more plants involved as planning plants and production plants:
      • A production plant is a plant in which the production process and the goods issue takes place for the material produced.
      • A planning plant is a plant in which, after order execution (in another plant), the goods receipt takes place for the material produced.
      • The authorization check of the app verifies the planning plant. Note that the app only displays the plant for which you have the appropriate authorization role.
      • Displays detailed information about the level on which a material is stored: plant, storage location, or storage bin. Note that the availability of these fields depends on your configuration settings.
      • The app also supports the following:
        • Output management and attachment service
        • Barcode scanning of production orders with mobile devices

          Prerequisite for barcode scanning is a mobile device with a touch-sensitive display together with an SAP Fiori Client.

        • SAP Conversational UI, the digital assistant in SAP S/4HANA

Stock - Single Material (F1076) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Stock - Single Material app enables you to get an overview of your material stock. You can review your stock by the plants and storage locations for which you are responsible. The app can display the stock information as a table or a diagram. 

Key Features

  • Display a stock overview of a single material.
  • Compare the stock information with the safety stock and minimum safety stock values defined for the material.
  • Display the stock history for each plant or storage location for the last 11 calendar months.
  • Presentation of a first-level drill down to stock history (day-end closing) as a time series.
  • Presentation of a second-level drill down to material document item postings for each day showing the key figures of each posting.
  • Personalization of stock types and display of the safety stock.
  • The app also supports the following:
    • Send a link to the stock overview of the selected material via email.
    • Share your comments on a selected material using SAP Jam.
    • SAP Conversational UI, the digital assistant in SAP S/4HANA

Quality Technician Overview (F2361) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Quality Technician Overview app shows the most important information and tasks related to inspection management on a single page. The information displays on a set of cards that enables you to focus on the most important tasks, and view, filter, and react to information quickly.

The cards show you the most important information ranked according to relevance. For example, on the Inspection Lots Without Inspection Plan card, you can see the number of inspection lots without an inspection plan in the header, followed by a list of inspection lots that are sorted based on creation date.

Key Features

  • Customize the overview page by rearranging cards, hiding, or showing them.
  • Apply filters to the information displayed in the cards (e.g. by plant or inspection lot origin).
  • Use the predefined filter variants immediately, or create your own filter variants.
Cards NameDescription

Inspection Lots Without Inspection Plan

  • Shows you open inspection lots without an inspection plan, sorted by creation date.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Inspection Lots app, while selecting an item takes you to the Change Inspection Lot screen.

Inspection Lots with Open Results Recording,

  • Shows you the total number of inspection lots for which results recording has not started or is in process.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Record Inspection Results app.
  • The column chart shows you the number of inspection lots by end date of inspection.
  • Selecting a column also takes you to the Record Inspection Results app, but the inspection lots are now filtered based on the end date of inspection.

Inspection Lots with Open Results for Inspection Points

  • Shows you the total number of inspection lots for which results recording has not started or is in process.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Record Results for Inspection Points app.
  • The column chart shows you the number of inspection lots by end date of inspection.
  • Selecting a column also takes you to the Record Results for Inspection Points app, but the inspection lots are now filtered based on the end date of inspection.

My Tasks

  • Shows the quality tasks assigned to you that are in either created or in process status, sorted by planned end date.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Process Quality Tasks app, while selecting an item takes you to the Quality Task screen.

Display Inspection Methods (F0311A) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Display Inspection Methods app enables you to view contextual information about the Inspection Method business object. Inspection methods are created as basic data and are assigned to inspection characteristics. An inspection method describes how a characteristic is to be inspected.

Key Features

  • Display general information about an inspection method, for example, the status of the inspection method, inspection method version, and inspection method plant.
  • Display master inspection characteristics that are related to the inspection method.
  • Display documents (for example, inspection instructions) that are linked to the inspection method.
  • Display administrative data.
  • Display information about versions that are associated with the inspection method.
  • Access other apps, for example, Display Master Inspection Characteristics.

Manage Inspection Lots (F2343) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Manage Inspection Lots app enables you to display and manage inspection lot data. You can view contextual information related to an inspection lot and perform actions such as changing a lot quantity or rejecting the sample calculation.

Key Features

  • View inspection lots based on filter criteria (for example, inspection lot origin, inspection lot number, results recording status)
  • Create a new inspection lot
  • Select an inspection lot and perform the following actions:
    • Change Inspection Lot
    • Change Lot Quantity
    • Move Inspection Stock
    • Cancel Sample Determination
  • Navigate to view contextual information related to a material
  • Navigate to view contextual information related to an inspection lot or to print a sample-drawing instruction

    The sample-drawing instruction is a printed instruction that contains all the information that you need to draw one or more samples from an inspection lot. The information in the sample-drawing instruction is generated on the basis of the data in the inspection plan and determines how to process samples in the quality inspection.

  • Print sample-drawing instructions from the inspection lot object page

Record Inspection Results - Hierarchical Worklist (QE51N) SAP GUI App

Description

The Record Inspection Results - Hierarchical Worklist app is based on the SAP transaction QE51N, classified in the Quality Management module under the application component Results Recording.

You use the hierarchical worklist to choose the objects for results recording. Based on your selection criteria, this area contains all inspection lots, inspection operations (if applicable, inspection points), and inspection characteristics for which inspection results should be recorded. The work area contains fields for the selection of the worklist and fields for specifying the inspector and inspection date. After you have executed the selection of a worklist, this area contains a tabular overview of the inspection characteristics for the first operation to be processed and the corresponding fields for recording inspection results.

Key Features

  • Select an inspection characteristic

    The single screen for results recording for a characteristic appears.

  • Select an inspection operation (if applicable, inspection point)

    A tabular overview of the corresponding inspection characteristics appears. You can already record inspection results for characteristics on this characteristic overview screen.

  • Select an inspection lot

    The recording screen for the usage decision appears.

Quality Engineer Overview (F2360) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Quality Engineer Overview app shows the most important information and tasks related to inspection management on a single page. The information displays on a set of cards that enables you to focus on the most important tasks, and view, filter, and react to information quickly.

The cards show you the most important information ranked according to relevance. For example, on the Inspection Lots Without Usage Decision card, you can see the number of inspection lots without usage decision in the header followed by a donut chart that shows the percentage distribution of inspection lots based on their results recording status. You can then decide to make usage decisions for all inspection lots without a usage decision or for those inspection lots with a particular result recording status.

Key Features

  • Customize the overview page by rearranging cards, hiding, or showing them.
  • Apply filters to the information displayed in the cards (for example, by plant or inspection lot origin).
  • Use the predefined filter variants immediately, or create your own filter variants.
Card NameDescription

Inspection Lots Without Inspection Plan

  • Shows you open inspection lots without an inspection plan, sorted by creation date.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Inspection Lots app, while selecting an item takes you to the Change Inspection Lot screen.

Inspection Lots Without Usage Decision

  • Shows you the total number of inspection lots without a usage decision.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Usage Decisions app.
  • The donut chart is divided based on the results recording status.

Inspection Lots Ready for Usage Decision

  • Shows you the number of inspection lots that are ready for usage decision, that is, inspection lots with results recording status completed and those with no deviations, out of the total number of inspection lots.
  • Selecting the left area takes you to the Manage Usage Decisions app.
  • Selecting the right area opens a collection of scrollable cards, with each card representing an inspection lot that is ready for usage decision, along with the option to make a quick usage decision for that inspection lot. The quick usage decision sets the usage decision code that was previously defined as default.

Inspection Lots with Defects

  • Shows you the number of defects created for inspection lots based on the lot origin. The number of defects created on the current day displays by default.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Defects app.
  • The donut chart is divided based on the inspection lot origin.

Top Defective Materials

  • Shows you the number of defects created for top defective materials. The number of defects created on the current day is displayed by default.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Defects app.
  • The column chart shows you the number of defects by material.

Top Defects

  • Shows you the number of defects created with defect code and defect code group. The number of defects created on the current day is displayed by default.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Defects app.
  • The column chart shows you the number of defects by defect code and defect code group.

Inspection Severity of Next Inspection Stage

  • Shows you the number of quality levels created for inspection lots and characteristics.
  • The column chart shows you the number of quality levels by inspection severity.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Quality Levels app.

Quality Level for Inspection Lots

  • Shows you the number of quality levels created for inspection lots.
  • The donut chart is divided based on skip status.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Quality Levels app.

Quality Level for Characteristics

  • Shows you the number of quality levels created for characteristics.
  • The donut chart is divided based on skip status.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Quality Levels app.

Action Limit Violations

  • Shows you the number of times action limits have been violated today and the last 6 days.
  • The column chart shows you the number of violations either by work center or by material.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Control Charts app, where all the new and active control charts with violations display.

Q-Info Records with Exceptions

  • Shows you the number of quality info records with exceptions either by release date or by block level.
  • The column chart shows you the number of exceptions based on either the dates until which the release is valid or the type of block.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Quality Info Records app, where all quality info records with exceptions display either by release date or by block level.

Quality Tasks by Planned End

  • Shows you the number of open quality tasks with planned end date in the past and in the next 30 calendar days.
  • The column chart shows you the number of open quality tasks based on the planned end date.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Quality Tasks app, where all quality tasks in either created or in process status, and with planned end date in the past and in the next 30 calendar days, display.

Quality Tasks by Processor Assignment

  • Shows you the number of open quality tasks by processor assignment.
  • The donut chart is divided based on combinations of task status and processor assignment.
  • Selecting the header takes you to the Manage Quality Tasks app, where all quality tasks in either created or in process status display.

Manage Usage Decisions (F2345) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Manage Usage Decisions app enables you to display inspection lots and manage usage decisions for each inspection lot. If a usage decision has been made for a lot, you can view or change the decision. If a decision has not been made, you can make the usage decision.

Key Features

  • View inspection lots based on filter criteria such as the inspection lot origin, inspection lot number, results recording status, and so on
    Note
    If you use the inspection lot status Canceled as your only filter criterion, no inspection lots will display since usage decisions cannot be made for canceled lots
  • View and change usage decisions for inspection lots with a usage decision
  • Make usage decisions for inspection lots without a usage decision with the following options:
    • Make quick usage decision for multiple inspection lots. This sets the usage decision code that was previously defined as default (see section Configuration Options for Key Users below).
    • Navigate to the usage decision details screen and select the appropriate usage decision code.
  • Navigate to view contextual information related to a material
  • Navigate to view contextual information related to an inspection lot
  • Edit the usage decision code and usage decision comments of an inspection lot
  • Trigger stock posting of materials of the inspection lot stock to available stock types
  • Split the inspection lot stock quantity to be posted between stock types, and choose the storage location for some stock types
  • Make usage decisions to post total quantities in SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)
    Note
    You cannot use this app in the context of:
    • Usage decisions for posting partial quantities in SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)
    • Batch-managed materials
    • Serial numbers

Automatic Usage Decisions

To simplify the inspection completion process, you can configure the system to automatically make usage decisions for inspection lots after results recording and for skip lots. An automatic usage decision after results recording can be made for inspection lots with positive inspection results. Automatic usage decisions for skip lots mainly make sense for consistency reasons.

The process flow of an automatic usage decision is as follows:

  • An inspection lot is created.
  • The system copies the automatic usage decision indicator that is set for the inspection type in the inspection setup of the material to the inspection lot.
    • If the inspection lot is a skip lot, the system automatically makes an immediate usage decision using the code specified for skip lots.
    • If the inspection lot is not a skip lot, the system makes an immediate usage decision after results recording if the inspection lot meets the following conditions:
      • All characteristics have been completed.
      • None of the characteristics have been rejected.
      • No defects have been recorded, or quality notifications created.

Display Results History (F2428) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Display Results History app enables you to see the results history for a task list characteristic or a master inspection characteristic. The valuation of a characteristic is shown as a graphic for the selected inspection lots. This allows you to compare inspection results over a longer period of time.

Note
You can only display the results history for quantitative characteristics.

Key Features

  • In the list, you can use the Settings to specify the grouping characteristics according to which the inspection lot results are summarized. The grouping characteristics are indicated by the suffix (Characteristic) or (Char).
  • The individually selected inspection lot results are summarized as one aggregated object according to whether they match the grouping characteristics.
    • If, for example, you select only the material and the master inspection characteristic as grouping characteristics, all inspection lot results for a master inspection characteristic and material are aggregated in one row of the list.
    • If you select the material, supplier, and master inspection characteristic as the grouping characteristic, all inspection lot results for a material-supplier combination and master inspection characteristic are aggregated in one row of the list.
  • The key figures for the selected inspection lot results are calculated at the aggregation level.
  • The results of a row in the list display as a graphic:
    • The run-chart of the sample mean values with tolerance limits and upper and lower limits
    • The run-chart for single values
  • In the app, you can make a flexible selection from all selected inspection lot results. The graphic is adapted accordingly.

Display Routing (CA03) SAP GUI App

Description

The Display Routing app is based on the SAP transaction CA03, classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Routing. Routing defines a sequence of activities performed at a work center and plays an important role in calculating production cost, machine time, and labor time. In the operation details, you can view the parameters that determine the inspection is complete such as:

  • Quantity, valuation, and confirmation (production)

    You must assign a quantity and valuation to the inspection point. Depending on the control key used for the operation, the system proposes a confirmation indicator (for example, partial confirmation, final confirmation, or "no confirmation" for the order)

  • Quantity, valuation (production)

    You must assign a quantity and valuation to the inspection point. The confirmation indicator is set to No confirmation. However, you can activate the confirmation despite this setting if you have set the control key accordingly.

  • Valuation

    You must only assign a valuation to the inspection point.

  • Automatic valuation based on inspection point definition

    The inspection point is valuated automatically using the inspection point definition.

    • If all the inspection characteristics are accepted, the acceptance valuation code is used.
    • If one or more inspection characteristics were rejected, the rejection valuation code is used.

Key Features

  • Search for a routing
  • Display a routing
  • View detailed routing information

Manage Control Charts (F2810) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Manage Control Charts app enables you to display and manage control charts, which graphically represent the characteristic values in an inspection. Control charts help you detect deviations by comparing measured values against action limits.

Key Features

  • View control charts based on filter criteria such as material, work center, SPC criterion, control chart status, and so on
    Note
    Filter criteria are not directly applied on control charts. They are applied on recorded results and the corresponding violated action limits are used to determine the control charts to display
  • Switch between visual filter and compact filter
  • Drill down to view action limit violations by inspection end date, chart type, control chart, inspection characteristic, and so on
  • Select a data point on the chart to get more information
  • Select data points on the chart to filter control charts
  • Select a control chart and perform the following actions:
    • Calculate and Activate
    • Recalculate
    • Complete
  • Navigate to view contextual information related to a control chart

Record Results for Inspection Points (F2689) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Record Results for Inspection Points app enables you to record inspection results when multiple results are captured for a common inspection lot operation. This time-based app is focused on making it easy to record results of inspection lots with the origin production order and inspection points.

Valuation Modes in Sampling Procedure

After you have recorded your values for inspection points, the app valuates characteristics according to valuation modes that have been defined. After you have recorded your values for inspection points and the characteristics have been valuated, a usage decision can be made for an inspection point to complete the inspection point valuation.

Configuration in Routing or Inspection Plan

The app supports the following configurations:

  • At header level, the inspection point field combination maintained must be of inspection point type Freely Defined and have only date and time fields in user field combinations.
  • At operation level, the flow variant for inspection point completion must be Valuation. For the interval, the following options are valid:
    • Time (Time-Related)
    • Interval Without Reference to Time or Quantity

Key Features

  • Record results of inspection points based on their date and time
  • Get a scheduled, automatically generated date and time for inspection points. The date and time of the inspection points are proposed based on the time-relevant settings in the routing or inspection plan
  • View date and time, status, valuation, progress of inspected and planned characteristics, and valuation history of inspection points
  • View long-term and open characteristics. Long-term characteristics refer to a criterion for which you can also record results after completion of the short-term inspection
  • Check status of inspections
  • Check valuation history of the total number of evaluated inspection points
  • Check progress of characteristics (inspected/planned) based on color codes
  • Modify existing dates and time to the past or future in the User Fields section
  • Record results for characteristics in inspection lots that contain non-serialized materials
  • Perform different forms of results recording for characteristics, for example, summarized recording and recording of single values
    Note
    Characteristics that have the status Skip or Transferred to subsystem are not enabled for results recording.
  • Record results for inspection characteristics with the following control indicators:
    • Sampling procedure
    • SPC characteristics (note that only recording is possible, but no control chart graphic is shown)
    • Required and optional characteristics
    • Automatic defects recording
    • All inspection scopes
    • Long-term characteristics
    • Quantitative characteristics with specification limits
    • Qualitative characteristics with reference to required characteristic attributes
  • Accept or reject processing statuses of inspection characteristics
  • Make usage decision for inspection point by selecting a value under Valuation
  • Add remarks (up to 40 characters) to the inspection results

Confirm Production Operation (F3069) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Confirm Production Operation app enables you to partially or completely confirm production operations. You can enter produced quantities, including scrap or rework, edit material movements, and specify durations for activities for the selected production operation.

Note
  • You can only confirm operations with automatic trigger points but not operations with trigger points that require user interaction dialog boxes. To confirm such operations, use the Confirm Production Order Operation app.
  • You can only confirm operations that belong to a standard sequence.

Key Features

  • Select a production order and a related production operation for processing.
  • Record quantities for yield, scrap, or rework.
  • Select a reason for variances from planned quantities.
  • Get an overview of the backflushed components used for the production operation.
  • Edit a material used in the production operation, for example the storage location or the quantity to be confirmed.
  • Consume materials from various batches.
  • Add and confirm unplanned materials.

    This app also supports goods movements to/from warehouse-managed storage locations with synchronous postings.

  • Enter information on activities that have been defined for the work center, such as setup, machine, and labor times.
  • Enter a note with additional information.
  • Confirm the production operation partially or completely.

Manage Production Orders (F2336) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Manage Production Orders app enables you to monitor the progress of production with an overview of the current situation and the information you need to solve any issues. For example, if a particular order is delayed, you can navigate to the details area to see the reason for the delay (for example, missing components or quantity deviation). You can use the information available in this app to take immediate action to resolve issues and keep the production processes running as smoothly as possible.

Key Features

  • Select an area of responsibility.
  • Narrow down the scope of the order list with additional filters.
  • View a table of orders according to your selection criteria.
  • Select which columns are displayed and sort the table entries.
  • Save the combination of filters and table settings as a personalized variant and save your variants as tiles on your home page.
  • View current issues for each production order and determine the cause of the issue.
  • Open a popover for materials, production orders, production order operations, and work centers and navigate to related apps.
  • Open a popover showing the current and preceding statuses for each production order.
  • Display configuration of the material being produced.
  • Release production orders in status Created.
  • Read master data for production orders in status Created.
  • Access a detail screen for each production order.
  • Navigate to related apps to solve issues.
  • If the extended material number has been activated in your back-end system, it automatically displays in the Material field in this app.

Post Goods Movement (MIGO) SAP GUI for HTML App

Description

This Post Goods Movement app is based on SAP transaction MIGO, which enables you to post goods receipts with reference to a purchase order. SAP transaction MIGO is classified in the Materials Management module under application component Inventory Management. MIGO replaces all the conventional transactions for posting goods movements whose transaction codes start with MB*.

Note
As a result of the completely new development of MIGO, the system behavior may differ slightly from the behavior of the old goods movement transactions (MB*). Such variations are due to the different usability concept and do not constitute a functional limitation.

Key Features

You can use the transaction (MIGO) to post the following goods movements:

  • Goods receipts from external procurement
  • Goods receipts for orders
  • 'Other' goods receipts
  • Return deliveries and subsequent deliveries
  • Goods issues
  • Transfer postings and stock transfers
  • Subsequent adjustment for subcontracting

Pick Components for Production Orders (CO27) SAP GUI App

Description

The Pick Components for Production Orders app is based on the SAP transaction CO27, classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Production Orders. To withdraw materials for a production order, a manual goods issue can be used, or the picking list. The picking list enables you to view all components in a production order, maintain quantities, and post the goods movements.

Key Features

  • Search for production orders
  • Display components for production orders
  • Pick materials
  • Post goods movements

Manage Batches (F2462) SAP Fiori App

Description

The Manage Batches app enables you to display and edit existing batches and create new batches. You can access batch-relevant information and activities from this single point of entry. To enable flexible teamwork, new or changed records can be stored as draft versions in first place. All users having the corresponding authorities can find these draft versions using the search or the filter options and can either discard the draft changes or continue the work.

Key Features

  • Search for existing batches:
    • Search for single batches using SAP Fiori Enterprise Search
    • Search for certain ranges of batches using selection criteria and filter in this app, including the possibility to search for batches that are managed at specific plants.
    • You can define a default filter for the following field: Material
  • Edit existing batch or create new batch. You can edit batch-relevant information, for example:
    • Batch status, such as restricted opposed to unrestricted
    • Dates, such as shelf life or best-before date, date of manufacturing, and next inspection date
    • Supplier batch information if available
    • Batch classifications
  • View batch-relevant information, for example:
    • Plants at which the batch is managed
    • Inspection lots of the selected batch
    • Detailed information about the batch usage, such as shipments
    • List of past changes of the selected batch
  • Use the draft concept for changed or new batches:
    • If you create a new batch or edit an existing batch, all changes are saved as a draft version as long as you don't select Save. If you want to re-open a draft version after more than 20 minutes, the system may force you to discard the draft version. This is because the draft version needs to re-lock all data used in the batch entry for all users, for example, material data. To limit the time all data is locked, these locks have to be re-acquired after 20 minutes.
    • Draft versions of a batch can be found using selection criteria and filter. If you open a draft version, the system displays a warning, asking if you want to resume or discard the draft version.
  • Trigger follow-up activities. According to your permissions you can use the following apps, for example:
    • Transfer Stock - In Plant

      You can use this app to make the transfer postings for batches within a plant.

    • Stock - Single Material

      You can use this app to get an overview of your batch stocks. You can review your stock by the plants and storage locations for which you are responsible.

    • Batch Information Cockpit

      You can use this app for further analysis and control options such as calling up the batch master for changing and displaying master data, classification data, and the batch where-used list containing information about the lifecycle of a batch.

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