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SAP EWM Deconsolidation Process

Use
You can use this function to divide up a deconsolidation handling unit (deconsolidation HU) across multiple putaway HUs. This is necessary if a deconsolidation HU contains different products that you want to put away in different storage sections.

Integration
You define the consolidation groups in Customizing for storage control. For more information, see Customizing for Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) under Goods Issue Process Define Consolidation Group.

Prerequisites

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If EWM is to define a deconsolidation, one of the following cases must be present: The activity areas for the products within an HU are different. The activity areas for the products within an HU are the same, but the consolidation groups are different. The activity areas and consolidation groups for the products within an HU are the same, but the maximum number of warehouse tasks for the HU has been exceeded. In Customizing, you have defined activity areas. For more information, see Customizing for EWM underMaster Data Define Activity Area. In Customizing, you have defined deconsolidation rules. For more information, see Customizing for EWMunder Goods Receipt Process Deconsolidation. If you want to use deconsolidation in process-oriented storage control, you must have defined the deconsolidation attributes for each activity area. For more information, see Customizing for EWM underGoods Receipt Process Deconsolidation Define Attributes for Deconsolidation.

Features
When EWM performs deconsolidation, it creates a warehouse task for each HU item, which deconsolidation then takes into account. For example, you have a deconsolidation HU HU123 with product PROD1 for the reserve storage area RL, product PROD2 for the bulk storage area BL, and product PROD3 for the high rack storage area HL. EWM creates the following warehouse tasks: A warehouse task for the deconsolidation HU A warehouse task for each product, for deconsolidating the deconsolidation HU into three putaway HUs. Other warehouse tasks, depending on your Customizing settings

Special Features for Deconsolidation in Cross-Docking


When you perform deconsolidation in cross-docking, EWM distributes the contents of the deconsolidation HU as follows: EWM distributes the products in the deconsolidation HU that are not relevant for cross-docking across multiple putaway HUs, as in the standard putaway procedure. EWM distributes the products in the deconsolidation HU that are relevant for cross-docking across multiple pick-HUs.

EWM does not determine the consolidation group of the pick-HUs for products that are cross-dockingrelevant from the data of the destination storage bin, rather from the data of the outbound delivery. For example, a consolidation group can correspond to the delivery in such a way that EWM assigns all products that belong to a delivery to a consolidation group as well. For more information about crossdocking, see

Activities
On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Extended Warehouse Management Execution Deconsolidation in Goods Receipt.

Example
You receive a deconsolidation HU with 15 warehouse tasks (WTs), where the destination data is all assigned to the same activity area. You have set the Maximum Number of WTs in the Deconsolidation HU to ten, and theMaximum Number of WTs in the Putaway-HU to five. This means that if you are using process-oriented storage control, EWM forwards the HU to a deconsolidation station, due to the HU exceeding the permitted maximum number of WTs in the deconsolidation HU. During deconsolidation at this location, EWM creates putaway-HUs. After you have confirmed the repacking of five product-WTs into the putaway-HU, EWM proposes this HU for closure, due to the parameter Maximum Number of WTs in the Putaway-HU. This means that it also releases the HU for the following process stepPutaway.