You are checking the Cost History of a Material maintained with Perpetual Cost Method Moving Average.
You notice a Goods receipt from Supplier Business Transaction which did not update the Inventory Cost of the material even though the Purchase Price is different to the inventory cost value of the material.
When checking the Journal Entry of this posting you notice that only the original inventory cost was realised on the Material ledger.
The purchase difference was posted to a Gains/Losses, i.e. a Profit and Loss G/L Account.
In general, Purchase Price Differences are posted to Profit and Loss accounts for materials valuated with the Standard Perpetual Cost Method.
It therefore seems that the Perpetual Cost Method must have been changed after the Goods Receipt posting; However, when checking the Material Master Data change log you do not find a change of the Perpetual Cost Method from Standard to Moving Average.
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