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Former Member
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Hello Experts,

please explain me what is mean by post goods issue,why it should be done

and when it should be done and how it should be done with an example.

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Post Goods issue is done when physically the goods are moved from warehouse or plant after Delivery is fully picked.

When you post goods issue for an outbound delivery, the following functions are carried out on the basis of the goods issue document:·

1. Warehouse stock of the material is reduced by the delivery quantity· 2. Value changes are posted to the balance sheet account in inventory accounting·

3. Requirements are reduced by the delivery quantity ·

4. Goods issue posting is automatically recorded in the document flow

After goods issue is posted for an outbound delivery, the scope for changing the delivery document becomes very limited. This prevents there being any discrepancies between the goods issue document and the outbound delivery.

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Edited by: Nimit Raiya on Jun 10, 2008 12:17 PM

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Hi Shiva,

PGI means Post Goods Issue.

Lets take and example. A customer comes in and asks for material X( quantity 10). The first thing you will do is check in the system. When you see in the system you will have a stock of 10. So now you can deliver that material in the stock.

Now a second customer comes in and requests for the same material. Again you will check the system. Well, now the system should show you the stock as zero.

The question is how will the system show the stock as zero when you have manually given the material to the customer.

This is where pgi comes into picture. We do PGI to update the stock so that if you have delivered some stock that delivered stock should be removed from the present stock.

Hope it is useful.



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The post Goods Issue is made once the delivery is created. When a post goods issue is made in SAP, the ownership of the materials is transfered to the carrier / Transporter. The carrier / Transporter in turn transfers the ownership to the final customer once goods are delivered.

On PGI, stock gets reduced from the inventory. Similarly, stock figures also get updated in General Ledger.This increases the COGS Cost of Goods Sold and reduces the inventory figure.

SAP updates all old documents so as to indicate that delivery is complete. Stock Requirement list is also updated T-code MD04, removing the stock item from the requirement list. Finally, delivery status is updated in SAP enabling the billing due list so that goods shipped can be billed.

The transaction for PGI is VL02N --> Enter the delivery number --> Click the Post Goods Issue button on top right hand side.


Former Member
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Hi Shiva,

The moment the physical goods leaves ur warehouse/plant/storage location, the physical stock gets reduced from the warehouse. There fore we need to show the same even in SAP, so the reason we do PGI in SAP. So, the moment we do PGI in SAP, the stock of the goods sold will get reduced in the system from the respective plant (so the physical stock and SAP stock are same).

The material documents gets generated.

You should carry out this functionality when the goods physically leaves the companies premises.



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Dear Shiva.

-->PGI means Posst Goods Issue.

-->PGI will be done in the delivery after picking the goods from the storage location.

-->The PGI will do to change owener ship of the goods from the company to the customer who has ordered that goods.

-->While doing PGI in SAP two transactions will take place.

1.Stock will be deducted from the total stock of the material through material document generation.

2.Cost of goods sold will posted in to the account.

I hope it will clear for you,