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SCM510: Inventory Management and Physical Inventory


This course will give you a comprehensive overview and in depth knowledge of the inventory management process in SAP. After attending this class you will understand the major business processes, functions and configuration in inventory management. This course should be taken after the SCM500 curriculum prerequisite.

  • In this course, participants learn the basic functions of inventory management and physical inventory, and how to create different goods movements in the SAP system.
  • They also become familiar with the special functions of inventory management and physical inventory, and the customizing settings relevant to inventory management and physical inventory.


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  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Architect
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Program / Project Manager
  • User



  • SCM500 Processes in Procurement


  • A solid understanding of the inventory management process.
  • This course is also available as a test system within SAP Live Access

Course based on software release

  • SAP ERP 6.0 with Enhancement Package 7
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Inventory Management
    • Defining Inventory Management and Physical Inventory
    • Moving Goods with the MIGO Transaction
  • Goods Receipts (GRs)
    • Posting a GR Without Reference
    • Posting a GR with Reference
    • Posting a GR with Automatic Generation of a PO
    • Posting Cancellations, Return Deliveries, and Returns
    • Applying Order Price Unit in Inventory Management
    • Applying Tolerances and the Delivery Completed Indicator
    • Adding Date Checks to GRs for a PO
  • Stock Transfers and Transfer Postings
    • Performing Transfer Postings
    • Performing Stock Transfers Between Storage Locations
    • Performing Stock Transfers Between Plants
  • Reservations
    • Creating Manual Reservations
    • Evaluating Reservations
    • Checking Availability and Missing Parts
  • Goods Issues (GIs)
    • Posting Unplanned GIs
    • Posting a GI with Reference
    • Configuring Stock Determination
    • Allowing Negative Stock
  • Special Forms of Procurement and Special Stocks
    • Performing the Process of Subcontracting
    • Performing Vendor Consignment
    • Operating Pipeline Processes
    • Posting Goods Movements for Special Stocks
  • Special Features of Material Valuation
    • Posting Goods Movements for Material Types UNBW and NLAG
    • Configuring Split Valuation
  • Physical Inventory
    • Conducting Physical Inventory
    • Analyzing the Determination of Book Inventory
    • Simplifying Physical Inventory
    • Applying Cycle Counting
    • Applying Inventory Sampling
  • Analyses
    • Applying Stock Lists and Document Lists
    • Applying Periodic Processing
  • Customizing
    • Implementing Settings for Documents
    • Setting Up Movement Types
    • Applying Other Customizing Settings
  • Logistics Execution
    • Managing Logistics Execution Processes
    • Posting a GR Against a PO
    • Posting a GI for a Sales Order
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