SAP – Create new material status

SAPX-Plant material status means that the material can be procured or blocked or not blocked, etc. After you create the status in customizing you can go into its configuration details and setup the the response for everything the material can be related to (Purchasing, BOM’s, Routing/recipe, etc.) using message type either error (type B) or warning (type A).

Creation of new material status is done in SPRO – IMG Path – Logistics General => Material Master => Settings for Key Fields => Define Material Statuses or using TCode OMS4.

Material is defined as per the product life cycle.The X-Plant status tells us where the item or material belongs in the product life cycle.

Based on the definition and design of the materail in the life cycle we can define the items as described below. In general we have list of statuses and their meaning in the life cycle of the product

X-Plant status – Meaning of that number

  • 01 – Obsolete
  • 02 – Hibernate/Standby
  • 03 – Discontinue
  • 04 – Concept
  • 05 – Pending production
  • 06 – Engineering model
  • 07 – Prototype
  • 08 – O-Series
  • 09 – Serial production
  • 10 – Project production
  • 11 – Special production
  • 12 – Phasing out

The numbers might differ according to industry specific but the statuses of the items is almost the same .

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