SCM595 Batch Management
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SCM595 Batch Management

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the shelf life expiration date check is active for the movement type. You can enter the production date

or shelf life expiration date at goods receipt without the system checking or calculating it. No message

? In Customizing for Inventory Management, you can activate a message (M7 667) if at goods issue, or
stock transfer, batches have already expired (expiration date < today's date). If an error message appears,
you can prevent the entry of expired batches in goods issue documents. However, there may be
transactions such as goods issue into scrap, for which you must permit the entry of expired batches. You
can then exclude movement types from a check by entering the value 3 (no check at goods issue) in the
Check SLED field in Customizing for Batch Management.

? The user exit EXIT_SAPLMHD1_001 in SAP enhancement SAPLMHD1 is used to calculate and check
the shelf life expiration date (SLED). You can use this user exit to modify the data for calculating and
checking the SLED.

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Status Change When Expiration Date is Reached

Today + lead time > batch expiration date

Block batch

Batch status management in the plant


stock A




Deadline monitoring program

? With the batch deadline monitoring program you can check whether the shelf life expiration date or the
expiration date for a batch lies in a particular time frame. The system can automatically check the date
using a program that runs periodically.

? When the batch expiration date is reached or passed, the batch is blocked. This results in a change in the
batch status to Restricted, or a transfer posting of the batch quantity to the blocked stock if batch status
management is not active. In this case, no inspection lot is generated.

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Strategy record Y

Remaining shelf life 10 days
(direct entry)

Delivery dateLOBM_LFDAT
(set by the

Expiration date LOBM_VFDAT
(set by the system)

Selection character.

Selection class 4

Batch 4243

Batch class 2

Expiration date
(can be calculated by
the system)

Delivery date 11.15.2002

+ remaining shelf life 10 days

= 25.11.2002

25.11.97 < 28.11.2002

=> OK!

Batch character.

Shelf Life Expiration Date Check in Batch Determination

? In batch determination, you can select a batch using its shelf life expiration date.
? To do this, you must have added the standard characteristic LOBM_RLZ for the remaining shelf life in

the selection criteria, and the standard characteristics for both the delivery date LOBM_LFDAT and the
expiration date LOBM_VFDAT.

? The batch class must contain the expiration date LOBM_VFDAT as the standard characteristic.
? You enter the required remaining shelf life in the strategy record. Depending on the business transaction,

this can be the required batch specification for production (availability date) or the requirements of the
customer (delivery date) who is to be supplied.

? For example, the material should be available for production on the availability date, or have reached the
customer by the required delivery date. The shelf life expiration date check in batch determination can be
used in production as well as Sales and Distribution, in order to ensure that no expired batches of input
components are used in production and also that no expired batches are delivered to customers.

? The system uses these two characteristic values to calculate a minimum required shelf life expiration
date for the batch you are looking for, providing the standard characteristic LOBM_LFDAT has been
maintained accordingly.

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SLED Check in the BIC: Course Objectives

? Start a report using the Batch Information Cockpit
in order to display the SLED status of your

? Post expired batches into restricted stock using
follow-up actions in the BIC

At the conclusion of this topic, you will be able

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Batch Information CockpitBatch Information Cockpit: Screen Structure

Navigation: Selection

Selection of batches to evaluate
the SLED status

Post expired batches to restricted
stock using follow-up actions

Edit expired and restricted
batches in the worklist




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Minimum Shelf Life Tab: Evaluate SLED Status

? To be able to select your batches according to the SLED status, enter a value for the remaining shelf life
on the Minimum Shelf Life tab page in the Batch Information Cockpit.

? You can choose one of four statuses using the SLED evaluation:
? Batches outside the remaining shelf life period. These batches have a valid expiration date.
? Batches within the remaining shelf life period. These are batches that have not yet expired and have

not exceeded the remaining shelf life.

? Batches that have exceeded their expiration date.
? Batches for which no expiration date is stored in the batch master record.

? You can also select whether and how the remaining shelf life is displayed in your selection results.

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Selection Result of the SLED Report

? The system displays the SLED status in the batch selection results and in the stock overview using a
traffic light symbol.

? Green traffic light: Batches outside the remaining shelf life period. These batches have a valid
expiration date

? Yellow traffic light: Batches within the remaining shelf life period. These are batches that have not yet
expired and are within the remaining shelf life period.

? Red traffic light: Batches that have exceeded their expiration date.
? No traffic light: Batches for which no expiration date is stored in the batch master record.

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Follow-Up Action: Batch Status Restricted

? The expired batches selected using the SLED report are posted into the restricted-use stock using follow-
up actions in a single step.

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Worklist for Processing Expired Batches

? The restricted batches are copied into the work folder for expired batches. Select the batches and then
copy them using Drag&Drop or by way of the context menu.

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Functions of Batch Management: Summary

? Work with batch status management
? Use split valuation for materials subject to batch

management requirements

? Use individual batch valuation
? Set up and use automatic batch determination
? Use the shelf life expiration date check
? Use the Batch Information Cockpit as an

evaluation tool for all functions

You are now able to:

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Unit: Functions of Batch Management
Topic: Restricted status and its consequences

At the conclusion this exercise, you will be able to:

• Change an unrestricted batch to a restricted batch
• Outline the difference between the stock type Restricted and

other stock types

You want to see the effect of the change in batch status. The stock
type Restricted is different to other stock types. You want to learn
how to use this stock type in combination with quality inspection

3-1 The following situation has arisen in the system:
Display the stock overview using display version 14: Material T-350-##. The batch
status of T350A1## is Unrestricted:

 Unrestricted-use Quality inspection

Storage location

T350A1## 100 20

T350A2## 33

T350A3## 508

Storage location

T350A1## 37