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Configuring SAP® ERP Sales and Distribution by Ashutosh Mutsaddi, Kapil Sharma

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Chapter 13: Serial Numbers and Batch Management

The serial number and batch management functions have their presence in almost all parts of the logistics chain in SAP. Although the former provides the ability to trace and track materials at an individual unit level, the latter provides the same at the batch level. In this chapter, we will cover the setup and use of the serial numbers and batch management functionality that is provided in the SAP ERP system.

Serial Numbers

A serial number is a unique number allocated to an individual piece of a product that helps organizations identify, record, and track that individual piece throughout its life cycle. Starting from when the item was produced, you can record and track many types of information ...

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