Article master data

What is the item master data?

Each article of a company is listed in a so-called article master. All important information about the respective articles is stored there in the article master data. These data belong to the master data of the merchandise management systems.

What information is contained in the item master data?

The item master data of each product contains all the information that makes up this item. These include:

  • The item number
  • The article description
  • The weight of the article
  • The color of the article
  • The shape of the article
  • The size of the article

But also special information such as dangerous goods declarations or customs tariff numbers can be stored in the article master data. These play a significant role especially in the logistical processes such as storage or transport of these items.

If new articles are added to the article master, all important information must also be entered. During the article master data maintenance, the data of the different products are also updated and checked if something should change.


Logistik-Lexikon Artikelstammdaten

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