WM Configuration Document

Warehouse Management System
Document Prepared by G.V.Shivakkumar SAP MM/WM/CIN Consultant Chennai E-mail


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DOCUMENT INFORMATION Version Filename 1.2 WM Configuration

Date 14.01.2011

Author G.V.Shivakkumar

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....................................48 Define Movement Types.........17 Define Storage Section Indicators......37 Define Strategy for Fixed Bins...............42 Define Strategy for Expiration Date............................................................... ..............................38 Define Strategy for Addition to Existing Stock...............................55 Confirmation Control.........................................................................................14 Define Storage Bin Structure...47 Define Shipment Types...................21 Activate Storage Section Search........2 4 of 72 .......68 Version 1.................55 Handling Differences.....................................................................13 Define Storage Bin Types.........................................60 Physical Define Storage Type...............................ShivakkumarE-mail...................................41 Define FIFO Strategy...........27 Activate Storage Bin Type Search......................................V.............9 Define Storage Sections...........40 Stock Removal Strategies.................Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo...........................65 Define Types per Storage Type.65 Define Default Values..........................................43 Activities..................................................16 Define Storage Unit Types...............47 Transfers.15 Define Storage Type Indicators..........13 Define Blocking Reasons..........................................66 Define Differences and Document Limits..........................................................................31 Putaway Strategies.............15 Material.............G..........................................................................................................49 Define Stock Transfers and Replenishment Control 52 Confirmation.......................21 Activate Storage Type Search....55 Define Print Control.............47 Define Requirement Types..10 Storage Bins............................. ...................................19 Strategies..................

The control parameters will be: 1) Weights / units of measure 2) Storage unit management is active or not 3) Checking the data for capacity check Version 1...................G.....71 1.... Master Data Concept of Warehouse Management Define control parameters for warehouse no A warehouse number is an organizational unit in logistics that represents the company from the warehouse management view................... you can define various control parameters at the warehouse number level.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail.69 Maintain Number Clear Differences (Interface to Inventory Management)...2 5 of 72 ..V....... In the Warehouse Management System (WMS)

These are:      Transfer requirement Transfer order Quant Posting change notice Group If you are using Storage Unit Management. you must take the following objects into account: • Number range for storage units The number ranges for the storage units cover all the warehouse numbers.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.2 6 of 72 Version Define Number ranges Define the number ranges for the objects which have automatic number assignment in the Warehouse Management system.

V. Via the assignment type. Decide which number ranges you require for assigning the document numbers in the Warehouse Management system. The following action is only required if you are using Storage Unit Management: 3. 4.G.ShivakkumarE-mail. external or internal storage unit numbers are to be managed.2 7 of 72 . Conversion of the storage unit number In Warehouse Management. you can determine per client (!) how the storage unit number is to be converted. refer to the field documentation. Create the number range intervals. 2. you can define per warehouse number whether. Create the number range LE for assigning the storage unit numbers and the respective assignment type (column VA) • Type of number assignment for storage units Actions 1. For information on the different input options.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Version 1. for example. Define storage types Version 1.ShivakkumarE-mail.G.V.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.2 8 of 72 .

inventory is executed for each storage bin. There will be two distinguished strategies one for materials without SLED check (Put away strategy – “I” and Picking strategy “F”) and one for material with SLED check (Put away strategy – “I” and Picking strategy “H”).Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.2 9 of 72 . Recommendation These interim storage types (900-999) are required for various postings (for example. The removal strategy for all the materials without Shelf life expiration date check (SLED) will be FIFI (Picking strategy – “F”) and for the materials with SLED check will be “H” – Shelf life expiration date. Activities 1. Important Note: The placement strategy for ATC. A storage type has the following features: • • • A storage type does not have an address. It is possible to store storage-type-specific material data. GR and GI Define Storage Type A warehouse number is divided up into a number of storage types. Copy the interim storage types from warehouse number 001. Version 1. When you define your warehouse numbers. the Put away strategy should be “I” – Addition to existing stock.G. copy the interim storage types from warehouse number 001. Within a storage type. and goods receipt area). AEC and ECO is decided as Addition to existing stock. but a short description. Create your storage types with the respective descriptions.V. So while creating the storage type. high rack storage area. 2.ShivakkumarE-mail. and differences) in A storage type is defined on the basis of its spatial or organizational features (for example. bulk storage area.

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sample entries are preset for the respective storage types in warehouse number 001. 001) per storage type.2 11 of 72 . If you are using storage types without These bins are used for the purpose of stock Within a storage type. Activities Create your storage areas with the corresponding names.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Important Note: There will be only one storage section for all ATC. you must define at least one storage section (for example. Version 1. Note • • When you create a storage bin. the following features of storage bins can be important: • • • distance to the turnover point loading capacity temperature Standard settings In the SAP standard system. a storage section is a series of storage bins with the same features. you must enter a storage section. AEC and ECO.ShivakkumarE-mail. For stock placements.V.G. The storage section in this case is identical to the storage type.

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Version 1. small storage Storage Bins In the menu option "Storage bins". and so on). you define the configuration for the storage bins in the Warehouse Management system.Storage bin data". Actions 13 of 72 . Create your bin types with the corresponding names.G.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. large storage bins. Decide whether you want to use the "Storage bin type search". Before you create the storage bins (master data) you should work through this section as well as the section "Define field usage .ShivakkumarE-mail. 2. AEC and ECO.V. Important Note: Create only one Storage bin type for ATC. A suitable storage bin is proposed by the system during stock placement in combination with the storage unit type. Define Storage Bin Types Define Storage Bin Types You can divide your storage bins into groups (for example.

in Define Blocking Reasons Define Blocking Reasons In the Warehouse Management assembly work) using the indicator "Blocking Reason".V.2 14 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.G. you can block the following units for stock placements and stock removals: • • • • Storage types Storage bins Quants Storage unit You can enter the reason for the block (for example. Version 1.

G.V. and so on) you want to create when you generate the structures. 2. storage section.ShivakkumarE-mail.2 15 of 72 .co.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Actions 1. you can create a sequence of similar storage bins automatically. select: "Environment --> Create bins" to generate your storage bins. Material Material Version 1. you must also define which warehouse master data (for Actions Create your blocking indicators with the respective descriptions. In this table. Create your storage bin structures in the detail screen. fire-containment section. From the menu bar (detail screen). Note This function can also be found in the application menu (menu option "Master data"). Define Storage Bin Structure Define Storage Bin Structure In the Warehouse Management system. Example for setting up similar storage bins Define the parameters required for creating storage bins in the table "Storage Bin Structures".

you should work through this section and the section "Define field usage .Material master". small parts. examples are preset for warehouse numbers 001 and 002. Default settings In the SAP standard system. Further information You will find more information on this subject area in chapter "Strategies . In Storage type search you have to define the priority according to materials without SLED check and materials with SLED check.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. and materials for block storage). Define storage type indicators Define Storage Type Indicators With this indicator you can control whether certain materials are placed into or removed from stock in certain storage types with a higher priority. 2.V. Classify your materials according to certain criteria (for example.2 16 of 72 . Create your storage type indicators with the respective descriptions. Version 1.G. Before you create the material Actions 1. This leads to a classification of your materials and allows you to use the stock placement or stock removal strategies in an optimum way.Storage type search" Important Note: Define 2 storage section indicators – one for the materials with SLED check and one for the materials without SLED In this menu option you configure the material master records that are relevant for the Warehouse Management system.

Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail. The storage unit type is taken into account during stock placements if you have activated the "storage bin type search".in Define storage unit types Define Storage Unit Types With the indicator for the storage unit type.G. The classification of your storage units allows you to use the stock placement strategies in an optimal way.2 17 of 72 . Version it is possible to distinguish pallets or other containers on which a material is stored or transported.

in Default settings In the SAP standard system. Europallets. ACTIONS 1. 3. Classify your storage units (for example.ShivakkumarE-mail. wire boxes) according to certain criteria (for 2.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Decide whether you want to use the storage bin type search.G. examples are preset for warehouse numbers 001 and 002. certain packing height for Europallets). Version 1.V. Create your storage unit types with the respective descriptions/names.2 18 of 72 .

Decide whether you want to use "storage section search". fast-moving items. Default settings In the SAP standard system. Classify your materials according to certain criteria (for example.V. you can use the stock placement strategies in an optimum way. Create your storage section indicators with the corresponding description. Actions 1. and so on) Define storage section indicators Define Storage Section Indicators The storage section indicator divides materials into groups with the same characteristics. With this classification method. With the storage section indicator. examples are preset for warehouse numbers 001 and 002. extremely heavy materials. you can assign certain material groups to special storage 3. Version 1.2 19 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail. 2. bulky materials. Strategies Version 1.2 20 of 72

Recommendation To be able to take a closer look at the processes involved in the storage bin search (that is. on the other hand. Version 1. the analysis of Customizing errors during productive operation. a storage type is determined as follows: 1. processes that involve interaction between the materials master data and the data from the system configuration menu in Warehouse Management).G. Activate Storage Type Search Activate Storage Type Search For putaway or pick operations. There are two basic strategies in the system: • • putaway strategies picking strategies With the help of these strategies. you generally know where the material for the putaway is coming from. This bin search log supports. the SAP system can use the available transfer and warehouse capacity optimally. In the case of a putaway. you must define a putaway and a picking strategy.V. you generally know to where the material to be removed is to be Strategies In the Warehouse Management system (LE-WM) you support strategies in order to receive proposals from the SAP System • • Regarding which storage bins the goods are to be put away From which storage bins goods are to be picked.2 21 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail. the work of the project team in the implementation phase you can use the function "Log Bin Search". on the one hand. In the case of a pick. You can call up this function from the preparation screens for stock placements and stock removals and from the single item screen for creating transfer orders (menu option "Environment"). the Warehouse Management System (WMS) must know: • • into which storage types materials can be placed from which storage types materials can be removed In the WMS.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. For each storage type.

The table "Storage type search". but this time using the access strategy. In this case. As mentioned above. you store the preferred sequence of storage types to be searched for the material for putaways or picks. you can define an access strategy for the storage type search table. 2. which you are also setting here. To reduce the number of entries. Furthermore.V. If you are not implementing Hazardous Material Management. the number of required entries in the storage type search table can become quite large.G. If you have activated the storage unit check. provides this information. the storage unit type from the transfer order is also checked against the allowed storage units per storage type. different indicators influence the storage type search. In this this check also influences the storage type search.  If the system does not find a suitable entry in the storage type search table. you do not need to pay attention to these parameters. if available. you are using storage type indicators and you also have materials with different stock categories or materials with different special stocks.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. an entry in the storage type search table with all the relevant indicators from the material master and. The system finds this information via the table "Allowed storage unit types / storage type". Actions Set the required parameters for the "Storage type search" in the specified sequence: Version 1. refer to the chapter Storage type search.ShivakkumarE-mail. however.2 22 of 72 . it again tries to read this table. or from which storage type the material should be removed. For further information on this subject. you can influence the storage type search using other indicators:  process indicator (for example. that is. With the help of this access strategy. 4. For information on how to activate Hazardous Material Information on the location from where the material is to be picked is either stored in the transfer requirement or determined by the system using the WM movement type. 3. which you are setting here. The system must then know into which storage type the material should be placed. If. stock placement or removal)  storage type indicator from the material master  stock category indicator  special stock indicator  storage class  water pollution class (WPC)  reference movement type The indicators storage class and water pollution class influence the storage type search. from the hazardous material master. the system determines the required entries in the storage type search table as follows:  The system first tries to find a suitable match. refer to the chapter Hazardous materials".

1. Storage type indicator Using the storage type indicator, you can ensure that certain materials are only removed from certain storage types or placed into certain storage types in the order of preference you have defined. You define the valid storage type indicators in the table for "Storage type indicators". 2. Storage type search Now define the sequence of storage types to be searched by the system for stock putaway and stock pick proposals. Make sure that you enter the correct indicators for stock putaway and stock pick in the appropriate column. If you want the system to search through the entire warehouse number for a stock pick, enter "***" (stands for stringent FIFO) as the storage type. The system will then search the entire warehouse for the oldest stock of the material. The entry "++ +" means that the system branches to the user exit to the stringent FIFO process (MWMTO013). If you are using the 2-step picking procedure, make sure that the destination storage type of the pick step is used as the source storage type for distributing the accumulated quantities. For the storage type search with the 2-step picking process, define activity type "2" (Column "Activity"). 3. Movement type references In the Warehouse Management component, you can set up the system so that for each WM movement types certain storage types are proposed. If you want to use this mechanism, set up the necessary reference movement types for the movement types concerned. These reference movement types must be taken into account in the table "Storage type search". 4. Access optimization for storage type search

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The system first searches for a bin in the first storage section. 4. It finds this information in the "Storage type" table. 2. provides this If the WMS is to search for a suitable storage section.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. This table contains a preference list for the storage sections into which the materials should preferably be stored.2 27 of 72 . In addition. and so on. which you are setting here. Now the system must "know" into which storage section the material is to be placed. a storage section is found in the following manner: 1. it continues its search in the second section. 3. you can influence the storage section search using the following indicators:  storage section indicator from the material master  storage class  water pollution class (WPC) Note: The WMS only takes the indicators "Storage class" and "Water pollution class" into account if Hazardous Material Management has been Activate Storage Section Search Activate Storage Section Search In the Warehouse Management System (WMS). it first searches for a suitable storage type.V. The storage type is determined during the storage type search. Version 1. The table "Storage section search". If the system has found a suitable storage type. If it does not find a bin there. it then determines the corresponding putaway strategy.

Actions Set the required parameters for the "Storage section check" in the sequence specified: 1.2 28 of 72 . if it does not find a suitable bin here. with the exception of the Fixed Bin To find out how to activate Hazardous Material management. refer to the section "Hazardous materials". In this case. you can have up to ten storage sections in one storage type.ShivakkumarE-mail. 5. Version 1. Storage section search For each storage section indicator.V. Requirements You must have the storage section check active. and so on.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. you can enter the storage bins for putaway manually. During putaway. it goes on to the next section. Activate the storage section search. the system first looks for a bin in the first storage section. This check depends on the strategy you have chosen. In the WMS. Storage section indicator You can assign a storage section indicator to each material. 2. 2. It can be implemented for all the putaway strategies. the system checks whether the bin you have entered is in a storage section that is allowed for the material You define the valid storage section indicators in the corresponding table. This indicator enables you to have materials placed into storage in special storage sections.

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2 31 of 72 . This information is either  Entered manually OR  Can be found in the material master. The storage bins are determined during the storage bin search: 1. it is possible to activate the weak SUT Activate Storage Bin Type Search Activate Storage Bin Type Search The Warehouse Management System (WMS) can manage different sizes of storage bins within a storage type. 2. If you manually enter the storage bin during putaway. Via the table "Storage bin type search" the WMS finds information on which SUTs match which storage bin enter *** in this table as the allowed SUT. The table "Allowed storage unit types per storage type" contains details on which storage unit types (SUTs) may be used in which storage types. the SAP System suggests the relevant storage unit type for the putaway as a default. This has the effect that. The search for a subsequent storage bin type is restricted to the permitted storage bin types which are run through sequentially according to the sequence of entries in this table. Then the system searches for a suitable storage bin using the putaway strategy. Version 1. the WMS checks if the SUT may be used on the relevant storage bin. 3. This check is independent of a particular strategy. It is generally known which loading equipment (storage unit type) is required to place the material into stock. Requirements The storage unit type check parameters must be activated. In this case.G. If more than 10 storage units are required per storage type. o 4. The system then searches for a bin that matches the storage unit type according to the allowed storage bin type per SUT. all SUTs are allowed for this storage type. You can use it for all putaway strategies. Then the WMS checks if the storage unit which is to be placed into stock may be put away in the storage typed determined by the storage type search.V. To do this. o For this purpose you have assigned a storage bin type to each storage bin in the master data. This table defines which storage unit type may be used within each storage type. in theory.ShivakkumarE-mail. Up to 10 storage units may be assigned per storage type.

7. Storage unit types Classify your storage units (for example. check your table options exactly as performance problems may arise if the customizing option is not properly set. Allocation of storage unit types / storage bin types For each storage bin type. 4. This number increases depending on how many different storage sections you work with at one time. A weak SUT check is when the database is accessed 5 times unsuccessfully. Bin types Divide your storage bins into groups (for Recommendation If you wish to implement the above weak SUT-check. Allocation of storage unit types / storage type For each storage type. The following example should illustrate these problems and their solution: • Storage bin types P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 are allowed for storage unit type Normally E1 would not be included in the storage unit types allowed for storage type 001.V. Multiple access to the database does not greatly impair performance. Activate the storage unit type control function in the putaway control parameters for the desired storage bin. define which storage unit types may be placed into stock in this storage type. E1 is to be placed in stock in storage type 001. if necessary.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 6. Activities Set the parameters for bin type search in the following sequence: 1.G. 2. The WMS recognizes this and searches for a bin in the next storage type. if this has not already been done. fill in any missing storage bin types. Here there are only storage bins of type P0. Version 1. by palette type). Check your material masters and add palletization data. The number of times the database is accessed in this way can be decreased using an optimized storage type search.ShivakkumarE-mail. define which storage unit type may be put away. small bins). 5. large bins.2 32 of 72 . 3. Check your warehouse master data and. • • You can check the Customizing options via the storage bin determination log (transport order management). 33 of 72 Version 1. Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.G.2 34 of 72 .V. Version 35 of 72 . 36 of 72 Version 1.

2 37 of 72 . The Warehouse Management system supports the following strategies: Fixed storage bin Open storage Addition to existing stock Empty storage bin Pallets (storage units) Bulk storage Near to picking fixed bin No strategy (manual bin location assignment) Define Strategy for Fixed Bins         Version Put away Strategies Putaway Strategies The stock placement strategy is a procedure in the Warehouse Management system whereby the system searches for a suitable storage bin within a storage type or a warehouse number using a particular

maintain the storage type data of the material masters that is required for fixed bin management.2 38 of 72 . warehouse number 001 and storage type 005 are preset for the strategy "Fixed bin". in small parts storage areas with manual picking). Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Enter the indicators for the stock placement strategy "Fixed bin" in the detail screen. 2. Decide whether or not you want to use this stock placement strategy. Default Settings In the SAP standard Define Strategy for Fixed Bins The "fixed bin" stock placement strategy is used for storage types in which a material is assigned to a particular storage bin.G. If you have already created material masters. Actions 1. This strategy is used mainly in storage types where picking is carried out manually (for example.

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there must be sufficient remaining capacity in the storage bin. To add to existing stock. So you must switch on the capacity check for the relevant storage type to implement the strategy addition to existing Define Strategy for Addition to Existing Stock Define Strategy for Addition to Existing Stock Using this stock placement strategy.2 40 of 72 .Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. the SAP System tries to place a quantity of material into a storage bin in which the material already exists. If the system does not find a storage bin with enough remaining capacity in this storage type. Version 1. it will call up the strategy "Empty storage bin".V.G.ShivakkumarE-mail.

2 41 of 72 .in Activities 1. 1. You can find out which capacity check types are currently supported via the possible entries field capacity check.ShivakkumarE-mail.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Decide which type of capacity check you want to use. 2. Decide if you want to use this putaway strategy.V. Stock Removal Strategies Stock Removal Strategies Version 1. Activate the capacity check. 2. Enter the indicator for the putaway strategy "addition to existing stock" in the detail

Activities 1. Decide whether or not you want to use this stock removal strategy. 2.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.G. The system calculates the age of a quant using the date of the goods receipt posting that was set in the quant by the transfer requirement and the transfer order.2 42 of 72 .co. the warehouse management system proposes the oldest quant in each storage type from which you want to remove stock. Version 1. Activate the stock removal strategy "FIFO" in the stock removal control of the relevant storage type.ShivakkumarE-mail.V. The Warehouse Management system supports the following picking strategies: • • • • • FIFO (First In First Out) Strict FIFO LIFO (Last In First Out) Partial quantity Large/small quantities Define FIFO Strategy Define FIFO Strategy With the stock removal strategy FIFO (First In First Out).in A picking strategy in the Warehouse Management System refers to a procedure whereby the system searches during a pick for a suitable quant within a storage type or a warehouse number.

2 43 of 72 Define Strategy for Shelf Date Expiration Date Define Strategy for Expiration Date With this stock removal strategy.ShivakkumarE-mail. Material managed according to shelf life expiration date is found as follows in the Warehouse Management System Version 1.G.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. you can influence the search of the materials under consideration of the shelf life.

2. Activate the shelf life expiration date management for each warehouse number. the shelf life expiration date (SLED) strategy must be activated. 3. Activities 1. the shelf life expiration date of materials managed according to shelf life expiration date is displayed instead of the GR date. Activate the shelf life expiration date management. In the application. You have to decide whether you want to use this stock removal strategy.G. Further notes If you are using the stock removal strategy "Strict FIFO principle".2 44 of 72 . Version 1. The shelf life expiration date management must be activated at warehouse number level. depending on the material and movement type. providing you do not work use the stock removal strategy "Strict FIFO principle". For each storage type . Activate the stock removal strategy Activate the stock removal strategy expiration date in the stock removal control for the relevant storage type.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.V. 1. this activation causes that the shelf life expiration date is a required entry during stock placements. Materials for which this remaining life is not maintained are searched for with stock removal strategy "FIFO".co. The minimum remaining shelf life must be maintained in the material master record (storage view). 3. In some analyses. please refer to the section "Define Strict FIFO Principle" strategy for more information on the "Shelf Life Expiration Date". You must have activated the shelf life expiration date management in the respective warehouse number.

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and goods issue for the cost center). This includes the following: 1. Transfer types 2.V. you set the following activities in the Warehouse Management system: • • • • • • Transfers Differences Print control Physical inventory Appointments Define transaction parameters Transfers Transfers In this section. the cost center). the purchase order number. goods receipt for a purchase Activities In this unit. Actions Create the requirement types for each warehouse number.G. Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.  The requirement category describes the origin type (for example. Movement types 3. Posting changes and stock transfers Define Requirement Types Define Requirement Types Movements and stock records in the Warehouse Management System contain a reference to the originating Requirement categories 4.  The requirement tracking number describes the origin itself (for example. you set the configuration for the transfer of goods.2 47 of 72 .

all stock removals from a storage type. Note The transfer type is not used in system control functions. all the relevant transfer types are preset. Standard Delivery In the SAP standard delivery. stock placements and stock removals) Movements that only concern (stock transfers within a Materials the Management • warehouse The transfer type is a suitable tool for reports (for Define Shipment Types Define Shipment Types In the Warehouse Management system. for example). Version 1.G.2 48 of 72 . there are two types of transfers (movements): • Movements that are also important for (for example. and so on). all stock placements into a storage type.

Define Movement Types Define Movement Types Version SAP Recommendation SAP recommends keeping the transfer types delivered with the standard system. You can add to these transfer types as Actions Define the transfer types for each warehouse number.2 49 of 72 .

The movement type for the Warehouse Management system provides the information required for stock placements and stock removals:  Interim storage type  Coordinate of the interim storage bin  predefined coordinate  dynamic coordinate  fixed bin coordinate  Control indicator for processing. Standard settings In the SAP standard system. all the relevant movement types are preset. see the section Movement Types for Interim Storage Bins. Define your own company-individual settings (for example. For information on the links between the IM and the WM movement types and how to change them. Recommendation SAP recommends keeping the movement types delivered with the standard system. confirming and printing transfer orders  Indicator for storage type search. If the SAP system determines that a movement is relevant for Warehouse Management. Activities 1. for the interim storage types) in the detail The system processes Inventory Management movements (for example. Before you create movement types for a new warehouse number:  start with the configuration for the printer control  delete the print codes  then maintain the print codes when you configure the printer control 2. it assigns a WM movement type to this movement via a table. 3.ShivakkumarE-mail.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. goods receipt for a purchase order or goods issue to a cost center) using movement Create the movement types for each warehouse number using the copy function.2 50 of 72 . Version 1. Define Stock Transfers and Replenishment Control Version 51 of 72 .

Version 1. the movement types in the series "3nn" are at your disposal. you must define the storage types for which replenishment is to be used.ShivakkumarE-mail. For replenishment movement types. Make your own company-required adjustments in the detail screen. A posting change affects at least one of the following items:     material number plant stock category special stock A stock transfer is involved if a quant is moved physically from its storage Define Stock Transfers and Replenishment Control Using a posting change. and replenishment.G. Posting changes and stock transfers always take place within a warehouse number. Assign the appropriate replenishment type to the respective storage types. 3. For internal warehouse replenishment. use the WM movement type "319". Check all the movement types for posting changes.V. stock transfers. you do not require the definition of the requirement type. 2. You can use this movement type as a copy sample for creating your own movement type. you can change the material identification of stocks.2 52 of 72 . Standard settings For stock transfers and posting changes. If you want to use the functionality "Replenishment for fixed bin warehouse" (using the report RLLNACH1) Activities 1. Version 1.2 53 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail. Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.2 54 of 72 .co.V.G.

V. breakage. • At the warehouse number level you define: o whether there is to be separate confirmation of pick and transfer • At the storage type level you define: Version 1. you determine the storage type and the storage bin to which the differences are posted. The decision as to whether a transfer order item requires confirmation and whether it is confirmed immediately depends on the parameters you set for your movement types and your storage types. Perform a manual stock transfer to the difference storage type (for example. 999) whenever you • • • Confirm a transfer order with differences. Handling Differences The system posts differences that you find in the warehouse into a specific difference storage type (for example. but it also affords a high level of stock and information security. theft).Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 999) after an inventory with quantity differences.ShivakkumarE-mail. you can save the percentage value for the deviation allowed. each pick is confirmed with a difference. This requirement means additional work for the user. In the WM system. In this case. Example A warehouse worker guesses a 3 kilogram pick for a particular material and determines the actual weight further away from the bin. Confirmation Control One important aspect of confirmation of transfer orders is the setting of the confirmation Confirmation Confirmation In this section. It would be appropriate to have the dialog box suppressed so as to save this extra step. 999).co. you can classify differences according to cause (for example. Using the difference indicator.G. For each difference indicator. that is. starting from which the dialog box is to appear. Perform automatic stock transfer to the difference storage type (for example.2 55 of 72 . Suppressing the dialog box is appropriate for stock picks that cannot be done to the exact amount and where the difference is cleared against the stock in the source bin. you configure the system settings for handling differences and for confirming transfer orders.

Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. During the confirmation of the second step. the item must be confirmed. only the open transfer quantity is updated at this point. you confirm both the transfer process and also the receipt of the material at the destination storage bin. • Two-Step Confirmation For two-step confirmation. you define whether transfer orders or TO items are to be confirmed in two separate steps. you confirm the pick process from the source storage bin. The source storage bin and the quant are automatically updated. At the warehouse number level.2 56 of 72 . Here the source storage bin and its Version 1.G. During the confirmation of the first step. o o o Confirmation Requirement As soon as one of the above parameters calls for a confirmation requirement for a transfer order o o o whether putaways to this storage type require confirmation whether picks from this storage type require confirmation whether a zero stock check is to take place for a bin that becomes empty through the pick whether the destination storage bin can be changed during confirmation o • At the movement type level you define: o whether transfer orders with this movement type can be confirmed immediately whether the confirmation requirement is to be proposed during transfer order generation whether single-step confirmation is to be applied although two-step confirmation is set for the source and destination storage types through which screen the transfer orders are to be confirmed. Immediate confirmation of a transfer order item only works out if • • the respective movement type does not disallow this if the storage type from which the materials are picked is not subject to pick confirmation if the storage type into which the materials are put away does not have a putaway confirmation requirement. both storage types involved in the transfer order must be subject to In the quant of the destination storage bin.

Activities 1. Maintain the indicator "Confirmation control/Storage type".2 57 of 72 .V.G. You can use the bar code for confirming transfer orders.ShivakkumarE-mail. This makes your work much easier. Maintain the indicator "Confirmation control/Movement type". Maintain the difference indicator for differences in TO confirmation. • • • Include the confirmation process in your organizational procedures. Decide whether you want to confirm the transfer orders created in the SAP system using the confirmation procedure. and not by means of a separate transfer order. The confirmation procedure is recommended for the following reasons: • Stock in a storage bin should only be available after the actual putaway has been confirmed. but only the destination storage bin and the quant stored there. Maintain the indicator "Confirmation control/Warehouse number". A storage bin that is going to be emptied by a pending stock pick should already be filled with a putaway before it is really emptied. Version 1. 4. The posting of differences should be executed during the actual confirmation. 2. SAP Recommendation SAP recommends working with the stock placement and stock removal confirmation functions. Storage bins should only be released for further putaways after the goods putaway in the destination bin has been quant are no longer updated. 3.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 58 of 72 .in Version 1.

2 59 of 72 Define Print Control Version 1.V.

you do not need to specify these parameters each time. Typical examples of such data are: o o o o Number of copies to be printed Dataset name of the printout within the Spool system "Print immediately" "Delete after print" Using the Spool indicator. you only need to set the "standard" print control functions. the settings for the print code). How these documents are to be printed (that Define Print Control In this section. These control the printing of transfer order slips. If you are not using this component. certain data needs to be passed on to the Spool file. which forms are to be used. we describe the "standard" print control functions. and then analyze the "print situation" in your warehouse. Using the print control function. You need the following settings for the "standard" print control function: • Spool Indicator Slips are always printed within the SAP system using the Spool function. for transfer orders) are to be printed for goods movements. • • Using the print control Version 1. you can define • Which documents (that is. however. you set the configuration data for print control. You only enter the spool indicator as a type of abbreviation. For each printout. how many copies are to be printed). you need to set both the "standard" print control functions as well as the functions for storage units.G.2 60 of 72 . we recommend that you take a look at the entire print control functions first. you have flexible control of the printing activities in your warehouse. For this reason.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. for example.ShivakkumarE-mail. On which printer a document is to be printed automatically.V. if you are using Storage Unit Management. The print control for printing specific slips for storage units is described in the chapter Define print control for warehouses with Storage Unit Management. The number and type of settings you need for your print control depends on whether you are using the Storage Unit Management component. you define the most appropriate combinations of the individual parameters you want to use. In this section. However. This flexibility. In the following settings (for example. means that setting the parameters is a complex task.

Spool indicator (see above) Reading shipping data. Also. In this way. • Sort Profile / Multiple Processing The sort profile sets the sequence of the transfer order items for printing. labels can be printed in parallel on special paper while transfer order documents are being printed. the system Version 1.) Label form.V. the print code determines the general print parameters for the transfer order.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. this only applies to printing in multiple processing. o o o o The following text explains how you can assign a print code to each movement type in the Warehouse Management system. In this way. the system proceeds as follows: If an item of a transfer order is to be printed automatically. Furthermore. you can decide during multiple processing printing whether there should be a control break. There are also parameters (print code. for example. that is.1A. (Both switches for reading data should be inactivated for time-critical printing. for example. A transfer order is always assigned to a movement type. Reading production data. the address of the ship-to party or serial numbers already assigned to the delivery items. As of Release 4. form) that you can define both in the configuration "Printer-Movement" as well as in the print code • Printer Pool / Labels In the printer pool for labels. Here reservations for staging materials for production are read. since during "standard" TO processing the sorting is set already when the TO is created. • Print code The print code defines the following information for printing transfer orders: o o Form that is used for printing Sort sequence (via sort pool) in which the individual items of a transfer order are to be printed. you can suppress the printing of transfer orders. you can define a dependent label printer for each printer.destination storage type).co. • Assignment of Print Code / Movement Type You can define different printers and spool codes for various goods movements (source storage type .2 61 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail. and the definition as to how the number of labels is to be determined for each TO item. With this function you can have additional information for picking orders called up. The sort pool is now called up through the multiple processing run. whether printing should continue on a new page if the field content changes. if required. label spool indicator. During the automatic determination of the print parameters.G.

• Assignment Printer . The name of the standard program is RLVSDR40. You can also configure the following: o for printing a the print code Version 1.G. • Assignment Print Code . • Print Control Multiple Processing A print report is assigned to each warehouse number combined transfer order. This is only possible as an accompaniment to non-combinedprintouts (indicator for combined printing in the print code) and is otherwise ignored. It is possible to override the definitions for label printing in the print code. If one of these parameters (for example. If determines the general print parameters through the print code assigned to the movement type.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. the general print information is determined by this assignment. in accordance with the printer determination logic described above. • Assignment Printer . since it is possible to define a standard printer both in the configuration for "Printer-Movement" as well as in the configurations "Printer Storage Type".Warehouse Number You must assign a print program to each warehouse number. for the form) is also defined in the print code. depending on the warehouse movement. the system checks if a printer is defined in the setting "Printer Picking Area" and then proposes this printer. it searches in the setting "Printer . Afterwards. if a printer is set. and in the user master of each user? First the system checks whether a printer is set in the configuration "PrinterMovement". If the system cannot find a printer using the methods described above.Storage Type" and uses this.ShivakkumarE-mail. "Printer . it checks the movement-specific print parameters. You can also store an additional form for a combined picking list with the spool code and the printer in order to print a combined document in parallel to single printing for each TO item. the system uses the parameter "PriSrcTyp" defined in the configuration "Printer-Movement" to decide how it will proceed.2 62 of 72 .Movement Type A print code is assigned to each movement type. This writes the data to the spool file. If the parameter is set here. the system will use the movement-specific parameter.Picking Area".V.Storage Type Here you can store one printer per storage type. As described above. • Assignment Print Program . Again you are faced with the question: How does the system proceed with automatic printer determination. the system automatically proposes LP01. the printer determination is complete at this point. If no printer is defined it selects the printer defined in the user master of the user currently logged on. If not. If the system finds no printer.Picking Area It can be useful to select a printer near the picking area for printing picking orders.

Assign the print codes to the movement types.V.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Define the sort profile for multiple processing. Information on how to adapt forms in Warehouse Management is provided in the chapter Develop o o • the printer the print time The print layout is set using forms. refer to the chapter Develop extensions. 2. 3. Assign the print reports to the warehouse numbers. Version 1. 2. check whether the settings comply with your needs. 9. 10.2 63 of 72 .G. If you wish to extend the functionality of the program RLVSDR40. use the user exit MWMD0002. Then maintain the tables in the prescribed sequence. Assign the print control to the multiple processing runs. The following print programs are available: • • RLVSDR40 (general print program) RLKOMM40 (multiple processing) Recommendation Only use your own print programs if your print requirements are not met by the user exits in the standard system. Assign the printers to the picking areas. 5. Standard settings All relevant print control tables are defined in warehouse number 001. Assign the printers to the storage types. For further information on enhancements through the user exit. Assign the printers to the individual movements. Create the spool indicators for each warehouse number. you should first look at all tables carefully and determine which ones you need. Create the dependent printers for label Activities 1. 4. If you wish to extend the functionality of the program RLKOMM40. Further Recommendations 1. Before you begin with table maintenance. Create the print codes for each warehouse number. use the user exit MWMD0001 to develop them. 8.ShivakkumarE-mail. 7. 6. 11. Using the analysis program. Physical Inventory Version 64 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail.

the Warehouse Management system supports inventory procedures based on the storage Physical Inventory In this menu option.G.2 65 of 72 . Version Define Default Values Define Default Values In this menu option you define: • • which data should be printed out on the system inventory record how the entry screen for the inventory count should be set up Actions Maintain the default values for each storage type. you configure the following system settings: • • • • Default values Types per storage type Differences Number ranges Unlike the material-related physical inventory in the Inventory Management (IM) system.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 66 of 72 Define Types per Storage Type Define Types per Storage Type The Warehouse Management system (WM) supports the following inventory procedures: • Annual inventory(ST) Counting the material quantity in the storage bins at a fixed inventory date. • Continuous inventory based on stock placement Version 1.G. • Continuous inventory (PZ) Counting a certain number of storage bins on any day in the fiscal year.ShivakkumarE-mail.

G. Actions Maintain the inventory type for each storage type. Define Differences and Document Limits Version 1. the system registers that inventory has been taken for that bin. You can only use this inventory procedure under certain conditions and must always check with the company auditor first. Requirements You have coordinated your inventory procedure with the company auditor.2 67 of 72 .in When a bin is occupied for the first time in the fiscal • Inventory through cycle counting Counting of materials according to a pre-classification at different times during the fiscal year.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. • Continuous inventory based on zero stock check This procedure can be activated by the SAP system if a storage bin is empty.ShivakkumarE-mail.V.

if necessary -. 2. The movement types used for this purpose belong to the Warehouse Management area. Version movement types for inventory differences for your warehouse numbers.V. Posting/Clearing Check the preset standard movement types and create -.2 68 of 72 .in Define Differences and Document Limits In order that the inventory differences can be posted to the interim record for differences. you can restrict the system inventory records during their creation to a particular number of items. the following parameters are preset in warehouse number 001: • Inventory movement types o o 711 (Clear inventory difference) 712 (Post inventory difference) • Document items o 50 (Items per system inventory record) Recommendation SAP recommends that you keep the preset movement types in order to avoid posting errors. The interim record is determined by the system on the basis of these movement types. Standard settings In the SAP standard version.G.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail. Document items If you make an entry in this field. internal movement types are required. Activities 1.

The movement types used for this purpose come from the Inventory Management system. you can post from practically all storage types.V. and refer to a movement type in the Warehouse Management system. internal movement types are Prohibit storage types: Technically speaking.2 69 of 72 . and specify from which storage types this type of posting can be started. However.ShivakkumarE-mail. Movement type: In order to be able to post inventory differences to the interim record for differences.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. it is advisable to collect the differences in one storage type (999) and start the postings from there.G. Version 1. The interim record for differences is determined on the basis of these movement Clear Differences (Interface to Inventory Management) Clear Differences (Interface to Inventory Management) In this section you specify the movement types for posting differences in Inventory Management.

Activities 1. the system will search for warehouse number ***. with the warehouse number. SAP recommends setting this indicator for all storage types except the difference storage type (999). Recommendation SAP recommends that you keep the preset movement types to avoid incorrect Standard settings In the SAP standard version. you do not need to make new table entries for each warehouse number.G. Analyze the entries for the default warehouse number *** and (if necessary) create the difference movement types for your warehouse numbers. The system first searches for an exact match for the table entry. that is. Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. If it does not find a corresponding entry. If you want to use the SAP standard system.ShivakkumarE-mail. If you require different parameters for a warehouse number. Define your own company-individual settings for the movement types.V. The settings for warehouse number *** are default 70 of 72 . 2. you can add the difference movement types for the respective warehouse number. You can work with warehouse number ***. inventory movement types for Inventory Management are preset in warehouse numbers *** and 001.

In this case.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.G. • For transfer orders that initiate continuous inventory based on stock For each warehouse number you can create three number ranges: • for the system inventory records Here the users create the documents themselves. the transfer order is the inventory Maintain Number Ranges Maintain Number Ranges In the menu option "Number ranges" you define number ranges for the inventory documents.2 71 of 72 . Version 1.

G.V. • for the quant-by-quant cycle counting physical inventory SAP Recommendation Once you have defined your number ranges. Actions 1.2 72 of 72 . Define your number range intervals accordingly. Define your number ranges. you cannot change them if the data in the number range intervals has already been used. Maintain your number Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Take the long-term data quantity into account.

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