SAP Material Management
SAP MM (Material Management) module.
The material plays a vital role for an organization to properly function or increase its productivity. It might be raw materials, stocks, or stationery; it is handled by the material management module, from manufacturing, maintenance, supply to production, whatever the raw materials used or any other requirements the management module handles. The crucial primary role of this module is to help the organization’s smooth functioning without any shortage or supply gap.
SAP MM handles all the functions in material management of an organization, such as procurement, production, invoice generation, Goods supply, Goods movement, and Warehouse management.
SAP MM module works by Integrating with other modules such as; sales distribution, production planning, warehouse management, inventory management, product system, Financial accounting& controlling.
Essential functions of SAP MM
Material management essential functions or sub-modules are:
MRP- Material Requirement Planning, purchasing procurement, Inventory management, goods movement and vendor management.
MRP (Material Requirement Planning)
Organizations require materials. MRP creates an estimation for the product, supply or creating estimation for stock management.
Procurement of purchasing
This function identifies the right vendor, creates agreements, checks the vendor’s quality, and generates invoices.
In this function, we track & check the availability of stocks and how the materials are consumed.
This function tracks the movement of goods from the vendors or the movement of goods to the consumer or the Cost Centre. Its primary purpose is to create goods invoices for the vendor or the plants.
The critical function of vendor management is to maintain the supplier’s track record, material quality, speed of supply, pricing and overall quality of supplies.
Who should learn SAP MM?
It is generally preferred by those with experience in production or sales departments and if you have a mechanical engineer background. It is also recommended to IT, Accounting or management. However, it will be difficult for them. Some companies may consider hiring you if you are from the sales department with 1 to 2 years of experience. However, even with 1 to 2 years of experience, others will be considered freshers.
Suppose you are building your career in SAP MM, then you should level up your work skills, and apply for internships. You can register as an intern on various sites such as Internshala, linked in, killer launch and many more or else you can enter through references.
IS certification mandatory?
In India, the certificate in most companies is not mandatory. Having an SAP MM certificate will also help boost your resume.
How to learn SAP MM?
There are many options to learn SAP material management; there are many courses on online platforms, and you can also learn on offline platforms. We at ‘ROOTS INSTITUTE’ provide training on the SAP MM module. The course duration will be around 60-80 hours, and the fees may vary from 15-25 thousand.
Salary structure for SAP MM
In the case of a skilled fresher, his salary package will be around 3-6 lakhs per annum. If it is an experienced candidate with more than ten years of experience, he might expect around 15-35 lakhs.
So overall, SAP MM is a great module course. The scope for this module is increasing day by day compared to other segments.