How to define material groups in SAP

Material groups are defined at client level, you can define material groups in SAP to differentiate the various materials. For example, an electronic  manufacturing organization can classify computers as desktops, televisions as electronics, speakers as sound systems, etc. Each classification have its own individual group.

“Material which are having same characteristics are grouped together and assign to a material group in SAP. It is not a control function like material type, where the material groups are used to generate the reports

Configuration steps

You can create material groups in SAP MM, by referring below navigation path.

Transaction codeOMSF
SAP Menu PathSPRO > IMG > logisitcs – General > Material Master > Settings key for Fields > Define Material groups

Step 1 : – Execute t-code “OMSF” in command field from SAP easy access screen.

Material groups SAP transaction code
material groups new entries SAP

Step 2 : – On change view “Material groups” overview screen, choose new entries button to create new material group in SAP as per requirements of project.

Step 3 : – On new entries material groups screen, update the following details.

  • Matl Group : – Enter the key that defines as material group in SAP system, you are allowed to enter up to 9 digits.
  • Material group desc. : – Update the descriptive text of material group.
Define Material Groups in SAP

After maintaining all the required details, choose save icon and save the configured details.

Successfully we have defined material groups in SAP MM.