What is the difference between material types and material groups?

Michael Management
Michael Management
Updated 4 month ago


The material type is a key controlling feature of the material master while the material group is a classification of materials having similar attributes. Material groups are typically beneficial for reporting purposes, especially from a procurement and inventory management standpoint, while material types, which include standard material types like ROH (raw material) , HALB (semi-finished material( and FERT: (finished material) determine important functions such as number range, procurement type, price control and field selection.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Account General

Was this article helpful?
Yes No
Still stuck?How can we help?