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Processing Logic for MB11 Movement Type 261/262 for Production Orders

Updated May 18, 2018

Where can I find the processing logic for MB11 Movement Type 261/262 for Production Orders?

I need to know what levels of verification are performed when issuing materials with 261 and when returning materials with 262.

Is the Production Order Number verified for both 261 and 262?

Can a material be issued (261) to a Production Order when the material is not on the BOM?

When performing a return (262), is the Production Order verified, that there exists previously issued quantity sufficient for the return, and is the previously issued Batch Number(s) verified against the Batch Number(s) to be returned?


  • 14 Aug 2013 6:03 am Sushma
    Yes whether you issue or reverse this movement you require
    production/process order as reference, and you can issue components other
    than BOM components also this is called unplanned consumption, you can
    directly add them in issuing screen and issue against the order
  • 14 Aug 2013 6:04 am amit butola
    Can a MB11 262 be performed to return material from a Production Order that was never issued (MB11 261)?
  • 14 Aug 2013 6:46 am Sushma
    But why performing 262 mvt in order to return something that was never issued?
    Can you provide a specific business case where this process would be necessary?
  • 14 Aug 2013 12:48 pm Sushma

    In certain situations like when you issued material to production but
    while doing operations that material is damaged or found faulty you reverse
    the material against that order number, and yes you can return material
    with batch number you issued with if your material is batch managed.
  • 16 Aug 2013 7:25 am amit butola
    No business case. A User incorrectly entered the wrong Production Order Number and the 262 transaction executed. I am fairly new to SAP and I am trying to understand the processing logic of MB1A 261 and 262.

    Specifically for the 262 movement type, I am trying to find out:
    1. Does the 262 check to see if the material being returned was ever issued to the Production Order? (My User claims that materials were returned from a Production Order and those materials were never issued to the Production Order)
    2. For Batch controlled materials, is the entered Batch Number verified against previous issues to the Production Order?
    3. Is the Batch Number verified to ensure that a Batch Header Record exists?
    4. What report(s)/display transaction(s) shows 261 transactions for materials that did not exist on the Picklist or on the Production Order's Parent BOM?
    5. What report(s)/display transaction(s) shows 262 transactions for materials that did not exist on the Picklist or on the Production Order's Parent BOM?