Introducing Serial Number Management (BLL)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce serial number management (BLL)

Introduction to Serial Number Management (BLL)

How to Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Scope Item Process Flows and Test Scripts

  1. Navigate to SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition for Enterprise Management.
  2. Select a country localization from the Version dropdown list.
  3. If necessary, select the Login icon in the upper left corner to log in.
  4. Go to the Accelerators section and, under General Documents, choose the link SAP Best Practices content library.
  5. Select the relevant scope option checkboxes to filter information and locate scope item test scripts and process flows.
Ignore the BPMN2 version of process flows.


This scope item enables you to serialize and thus differentiate between individual material items. The history of serialized items enables tracking during goods movements. In this way, it is possible to carry out root cause analyzes for any issues with materials.

Key Process Steps

  • Assign serial number profiles and serializing procedures
  • Create serial number history
  • Manage status for serialized items
  • Maintain settings for physical inventory


  • Identify and track individual material items in in-house operations
  • Improve inventory overview
  • Improve insight into logistic processes

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