Perform a Collective Usage Decision for Accepted Inspection Lots in QM

  • by Jawad Akhtar, Head of SAP Delivery, AbacusConsulting
  • April 15, 2013
When you have a large number of inspection lots and want to perform usage decisions all at once, you can take advantage of the Collective Usage Decision functionality in SAP Quality Management.

If you have inspected several inspection lots and found the results acceptable, then you can release the material in the quality inspection to the next processing step. It makes sense to assign an accepted usage design (UD) code to all the accepted inspection lots at once, instead of one at a time, saving time and effort.

In this quick tip, I show inspection lots for an in-process quality inspection and select one of them to perform a collective UD. In an in-process quality inspection, the user performs the quality inspection to the material during production and then performs a usage decision to confirm if the under-production material is released to the next production step.

Jawad Akhtar

Jawad Akhtar earned his chemical engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has 17 years of professional experience, of which nine years are in SAP. He has completed eight end-to-end SAP project implementation lifecycles in the areas of PP, QM, MM, PM, and DMS in the steel, automobile, chemical, fertilizer, FMCG, and building products industries. He also has worked as an SAP integration manager and an SAP project manager. He has been proactively involved in a business development and solution architect role for seven years. He is the author of Production Planning and Control with SAP ERP, it's filled with in-depth infomation on discrete, process, and repetitive manufacturing types. His profile on LinkedIn is at You may follow Jawad on Twitter @jawadahl. Currently, he is associated with AbacusConsulting as Head of SAP Delivery.

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