What is SAP MM Module ?
SAP MM is the materials management module of the SAP ERP software package from SAP AG that is used for Procurement Handling and Inventory Management. Materials management is integrated with other modules such as SD, PP and QM. Materials management is used for peocurement and inventory management.
The module has two important master data - material and vendor. Broadly, the various levels that can be defined for a SAP MM implementation are: Client, Company Code, Plant, Storage Location and Purchase Organization.
SAP Materials management covers all tasks within the supply chain, including consumption-based planning, planning, vendor evaluation and invoice verification. It also includes inventory and warehouse management to manage stock until usage dictates the cycle should begin again. Electronic Kanban/Just-in-Time delivery is supported.
It can be divided into five major components. There are: materials management, plant maintenance, quality management, production planning and control, and a project management system. Each is divided into number of subcomponents.
SAP MM is all about managing the materials i.e the resources of an organization. These resources include man, manpower and materials. The main functionality within MM includes purchasing, Inventory management, valuation and assignment, batch management and classification.