Create Style and Stock Keeping Units

This document explains how you create style and Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) used by the fashion industry.


Basic data and alias for style and SKUs are created. The master table for style MMODMA.

Style is a comprehensive term for a number of similar items. Style is used in the fashion industry.

SKU is the item(s) connected to a certain style.

Before you start

The settings in Settings for Style and Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) must be done.

Follow these steps

These steps require that you have an item type with connected item template, numbering rules and auto create for warehouse and facility. See Settings for Style and Stock Keeping Unit (SKU).

Create item (style item) and connect to warehouse and facility

  1. Start 'Item. Open' (MMS001).

    You do not have to specify the panel sequence. It is the template item's panel sequence that is valid and will be used.

  2. Select the Item type you have created for your style and SKUs. It must have specified Numbering rules (one for the style and one for the SKUs) and also an Item template connected.

  3. Select option 1=Create.

  4. Press Enter, the E panel is displayed. Fill in Name and Description.

  5. Press Enter again and the auto creation is performed.

    The created style values will be the same as the template values

  6. Depending on the settings, also (MMS002), (MMS003) and (MMS025) are created automatically with the template values.

  7. If you don't have activated the 'Auto creation' field in (MWS042) you have to connect the style to warehouse and facility manually.

Create optional information about style

  1. 'Style. Open' (MMS016) lets you connect styles to different seasons so the style can be used different times during the year. The season field is optional and can be left blank if the style is not seasonal (i. e. the style is therefore valid year round as a so-called 'basic' item)

  2. Start 'Style. Open' (MMS016). On the P panel it is recommended to enter the 'Full-screen option' field with 1=List or 2=Matrix.

    If you want to create the SKUs in the same workflow, set the Panel sequence to E 1 2 (MMS016/E, MMS076, MMS077).

  3. Select option 2=Change for your style and open the E panel.

  4. Enter the Status field with 20 = Definite.

  5. The 'Season control' field indicates whether the season is checked during customer order entry. This sets how the item is processed during entry. When the order type (OIS010/H) has the field Season in use = 0, then only items with Season control = 0 can be entered. This check is not done for other values in the 'Season in use' field.

    The 'Season control' field (Only Season Orders)

    1=Yes, all SKUs in this creation can ONLY be ordered as part of a season specific order.

    0=No, SKUs are not seasonal OR if they may be sold as part of a season specific order AND on non-seasonal orders.

    The Season Select field

    1=Yes, SKUs being generated or changed in this creation run need to be attached to a season. The attachment is done in (MMS076/077). This flag must always be 1 if the 'Only season orders parameter' is 1.

    0=No, SKUs being generated or changed in this run are not to be attached to a season.

  6. The User defined field – Heading 1 – 20 are used for user defined information about the style. The field headings are defined in 'Settings - User-def Style Fld Headings' (CRS759).

Attach features to the style

  1. Start 'Style. Connect Feature' (MMS017).

  2. The 'Sequence number' field indicates the order in which features and valid options are displayed. This sort order is only valid for style related full screen views (MMS016/P).

    The sequence number is either entered manually or set automatically. The interval is defined on the (MMS017/P) panel

  3. The Feature field is entered. At least two features are normally attached to a style (one X and one Y feature), thereby creating the matrix.

  4. A style can be connected to several features within the same feature groups.

  5. Option 11= Options/Feature starts 'Feature. Connect Options' (PDS056). Here you can change the options for a feature.

Create SKUs

'Style. Create Item' (MMS076) displays the SKUs in list form.

'Style. Create Items by Matrix' (MMS077) displays the SKUs in matrix form.

  1. When starting (MMS076) or (MMS077), press Enter, then all combinations of options for the style is displayed in a list (MMS076) or matrix layout (MMS077).

  2. When using the list format (MMS076), the 'Item number' fields are used to manually override the default proposals. Normally it is more efficient to use the defaults that are based on the item numbering rules.

  3. The 'Create items' field indicates whether to create an item for the current combination of options. The valid alternatives are:

    0 = No, not in this run

    1 = Yes, in this run

    2 = Only alias, can only be set by the system

    4 = No, not at all.

    If you enter 0 for a generation, items can still be created in a subsequent generation.

  4. Press F14=Create (twice) to create all accepted item proposals. If you have activated the 'Season select' field in (MMS016/E) you will have season selection prompted after the first F14 press.

  5. (MMS077) displays in matrix form all combinations of X and Y options for the style. If there also is a Z option, it is displayed in the Name field, above the matrix. The field heading is retrieved from the Name field in (PDS55), example: 'Quality'.

    If there are more than one Z option, a separate matrix (X and Y options) is displayed per Z option. To switch to the next Z option, press F8=Scroll forward.

  6. The 'Create items' field can be changed per SKU, per line and per column.

  7. Press F14=Create (twice) to create all accepted item proposals. If you have activated the 'Season select' field in (MMS016/E) you will have season selection prompted after the first F14 press.

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