Most Common SAP Movement Types

In logistic side of operations, most transaction creates goods movement in SAP. Most common SAP movement types from logistics perspective are listed in this article. Being informed about these is very important for tracking movement history.

Almost all transactions on logistic side (good transfers, sales, etc.) are classified as good movements. All good movements are classified by a movement type related with its purpose. Though there is lots of movement types that can be used, most common SAP movement types that are being used in a production environment are listed below. Please take time to check notes at the end of the list.

Movement Type Description
101 Goods receipt for purchase order into warehouse/stores
102 Goods receipt for purchase order into warehouse – reversal
122 Return delivery to vendor
123 Reversal of ret. delivery
261 Consumption for order from warehouse
262 Consumption for order from warehouse – reversal
301 Transfer posting plant to plant (one-step)
302 Transfer posting plant to plant (one-step) – reversal
309 Transfer posting material to material
310 Transfer posting material to material – reversal
311 Transfer posting storage location (one-step)
312 Transfer posting storage location (one-step) – reversal
321 Transfer posting quality inspection to unrestricted
322 Transfer posting qual. inspection to unrestricted – reversal
323 Transfer posting quality to quality within plant
324 Transfer posting quality to quality within plant – reversal
325 Transfer posting blocked stock to blocked stock within plant
326 Transfer posting blocked stock to blocked stock in plant – reversal
343 Transfer posting blocked stock to unrestricted-use stock
344 Transfer posting blocked stock to unrestricted-use stock – reversal
531 Receipt of by-product into unrestricted-use stock
551 Withdrawal for scrapping from unrestricted-use stock
552 Withdrawal for scrapping from unrestricted-use stock – reversal
561 Receipt per initial entry of stock balances into unrestricted-use
562 Receipt per initial entry of stock balances to unrestricted – reversal
601 Goods Delivery goods issue: delivery
602 Goods Delivery goods issue: delivery – reversal
631 Goods Issue consignment: lending
632 Goods Issue consignment: return delivery
633 Goods Issue: customer consignment
634 Goods Issue receipt: customer consignment
643 Transfer posting to cross company
644 Transfer posting to cross company – reversal
653 Goods Delivery returns unrestricted
654 Goods Delivery returns unrestricted – reversal
701 Goods Reversal physical inventory: warehouse
702 Good Issue physical inventory: warehouse
913 Consumption for cost center from warehouse
914 Consumption for cost center from warehouse – reversal
  • Movement history can be listed with transaction MB51.
  • Goods transfer movement types (311, 343, etc.) will have 2 lines in history report. 1 line for minus from first storage location, 1 line for plus to second storage location.
  • If 2 lines are for the same storage location, it means goods are transferred between different stock types of the same storage location (i.e. blocked to unrestricted).
  • 561 movement type is not generally used after system goes live. It is for posting initial inventory. It puts stocks into your inventory from nothing.
  • 701-702 movement types are not for manual use (MIGO, MB1B, etc.). They are created by system after posting physical inventory difference.

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  1. Jeevanthi says:

    Thanks for the share. Very useful information.
    There are several modules that SAP offers. The number os modules increases every year.
    SAP-SD (Order Fulfillment) is one of the most important modules in SAP Software.

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