SAP PP - Master Data

Master data contains the main detailed objects in SAP Production Planning module. In SAP PP, main objects are Bill of Materials, material master, routing, and work center. Master data contains the key properties of these objects such as production order, material type, planning requirements, goods issue, and goods receipt.

Following are the types of master data that exists in PP −

Bill of Materials

Bill of materials master data is related to material requirement planning and provides the list of components to produce the product.

To produce a product with different variants, you can create super Bills of Material that has a list of components to manufacture different variants of a product. Selection of component depends on the details mentioned in the planning order. You can create up to 99 Bills of Material.

For Bills of Material master, use T-Code: CS01 or go to Logistics → Production → Master Data → Bills of Material → Bills of Material → Material BOM → Create

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Select the following details −

  • Material
  • Plant
  • BOM usage (usage 1 is production)
Create Material

Material Master

Material master contains information related to different material types like finished product, raw material. Material master can be used for identifying a product, purchase material, goods issue or good receipt, MRP, and production confirmation.

For Material master data, use T-code: MM01 or go to Logistics → Production → Master Data → Material Master → Material → Create (General) → immediately

Material Master

Enter the following details −

  • Industry Sector
  • Material Type
SAP Create Material

Work Center

Work center consists of master data related to routing of products. It contains data related to scheduling, capacity planning, and production costing.

For work center, use T-code: CR01 or go to Logistics → Production → Master Data → Work Centers → Work Center → Create

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Enter the following details −

  • Work center name
  • Plant name where work center is located

Select Work Center Category and click the tick mark.

Create Work Center


Routing defines the sequence of activities performed at the work center. Routing plays an important role in calculating production cost, machine time, and labor time.

For Routing Master data, use T-Code: CA01 or go to Logistics → Production → Master Data → Routings → Routing → Standard Routing → Create


Enter the following details −

  • Material
  • Plant

Click the tick mark.

Create Routing