Integration Management with SAP R/3
Inventory of materials to be manufactured (or that have been manufactured) in a sales-order-related production environment or in an engineer-to-order environment.
Individual requirements materials are manufactured for the sales order stock or project stock. They are not placed into the make-to-stock inventory.
In contrast to individual requirements materials, collective requirements materials are carried in the make-to-stock inventory. Whether a material is an individual requirements material or a collective requirements material is specified in the material master.
[vgl. www.sapinfo.net/glossary (6.01.2002), URL]