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

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

............. 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....2 5 of 72 ................Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo..........71 1. In the Warehouse Management System (WMS).in Clear Differences (Interface to Inventory Management).ShivakkumarE-mail............69 Maintain Number Ranges...... 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...... you can define various control parameters at the warehouse number

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

Create the number range LE for assigning the storage unit numbers and the respective assignment type (column VA).Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail. refer to the field for example. For information on the different input options.2 7 of 72 .V. Conversion of the storage unit number In Warehouse Management. Decide which number ranges you require for assigning the document numbers in the Warehouse Management system. Version 1. Create the number range intervals. Via the assignment type. 4. you can define per warehouse number • Type of number assignment for storage units Actions 1. 2. you can determine per client (!) how the storage unit number is to be converted.G. The following action is only required if you are using Storage Unit Management: 3. external or internal storage unit numbers are to be managed. Define storage types Version 1.2 8 of 72 .V.

Create your storage types with the respective descriptions. Copy the interim storage types from warehouse number 001. but a short description. Recommendation These interim storage types (900-999) are required for various postings (for example. Within a storage type. Important Note: The placement strategy for ATC.2 9 of 72 . A storage type has the following features: • • • A storage type does not have an 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”). bulk storage area. and goods receipt area). 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.ShivakkumarE-mail.G. GR and GI postings. Activities 1. So while creating the storage type. high rack storage area. A storage type is defined on the basis of its spatial or organizational features (for example. Version 1. the Put away strategy should be “I” – Addition to existing stock.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. copy the interim storage types from warehouse number 001. AEC and ECO is decided as Addition to existing stock. It is possible to store storage-type-specific material data. inventory is executed for each storage bin. 2. and differences) in WM. When you define your warehouse Define Storage Type A warehouse number is divided up into a number of storage types. 10 of 72 Define storage sections Define Storage Sections Version 1.

The storage section in this case is identical to the storage type. the following features of storage bins can be important: • • • distance to the turnover point loading capacity temperature Standard settings In the SAP standard system. For stock placements. sample entries are preset for the respective storage types in warehouse number 001. Version 1. a storage section is a series of storage bins with the same features. These bins are used for the purpose of stock placements. Activities Create your storage areas with the corresponding names. Important Note: There will be only one storage section for all ATC. 001) per storage type. If you are using storage types without sections.G.2 11 of 72 .in Within a storage type.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Note • • When you create a storage bin.V.ShivakkumarE-mail. you must enter a storage you must define at least one storage section (for example. AEC and ECO. Define Storage Bins Version 12 of 72 .ShivakkumarE-mail.V.

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

assembly work) using the indicator "Blocking Reason".G.2 14 of 72 Version 1.ShivakkumarE-mail. 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 Define Blocking Reasons Define Blocking Reasons In the Warehouse Management system.V.

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

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

V.G. The classification of your storage units allows you to use the stock placement strategies in an optimal Define storage unit types Define Storage Unit Types With the indicator for the storage unit type.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. it is possible to distinguish pallets or other containers on which a material is stored or transported.2 17 of 72 .co. Version 1. The storage unit type is taken into account during stock placements if you have activated the "storage bin type search".

2 18 of 72 . Default settings In the SAP standard system. Classify your storage units (for Create your storage unit types with the respective descriptions/names. 2.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail. certain packing height for Europallets).G. examples are preset for warehouse numbers 001 and 002. wire boxes) according to certain criteria (for example. 3. Decide whether you want to use the storage bin type search.V. ACTIONS 1. Version 1. Define storage section indicators Define Storage Section Indicators The storage section indicator divides materials into groups with the same characteristics. bulky materials. Actions 1. With this classification method. With the storage section indicator. Version 1. fast-moving items. Decide whether you want to use "storage section search".V. you can use the stock placement strategies in an optimum way. Create your storage section indicators with the corresponding description. and so on) Default settings In the SAP standard system. 2.2 19 of 72 . extremely heavy materials. Classify your materials according to certain criteria (for example. you can assign certain material groups to special storage sections.G. examples are preset for warehouse numbers 001 and 002.

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For each storage type.V. on the one hand. In the case of a 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). Recommendation To be able to take a closer look at the processes involved in the storage bin search (that is.ShivakkumarE-mail. Activate Storage Type Search Activate Storage Type Search For putaway or pick operations. you generally know to where the material to be removed is to be transferred. Version 1. you can use the function "Log Bin Search".2 21 of 72 . In the case of a putaway.G. you must define a putaway and a picking strategy. 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. 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"). on the other hand. the analysis of Customizing errors during productive operation. you generally know where the material for the putaway is coming 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. the SAP system can use the available transfer and warehouse capacity optimally.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. There are two basic strategies in the system: • • putaway strategies picking strategies With the help of these strategies. This bin search log supports. the work of the project team in the implementation phase and.

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

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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Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. which you are setting here. Now the system must "know" into which storage section the material is to be placed.G. 3. it continues its search in the second section. The system first searches for a bin in the first storage section. Version 1.ShivakkumarE-mail. 4. a storage section is found in the following manner: 1. If the WMS is to search for a suitable storage section.V. If it does not find a bin there. provides this information. 2. This table contains a preference list for the storage sections into which the materials should preferably be stored. The table "Storage section search". 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 activated. it then determines the corresponding putaway Activate Storage Section Search Activate Storage Section Search In the Warehouse Management System (WMS).2 27 of 72 . and so In addition. The storage type is determined during the storage type search. it first searches for a suitable storage type. It finds this information in the "Storage type" table. If the system has found a suitable storage type.

refer to the section "Hazardous materials". It can be implemented for all the putaway To find out how to activate Hazardous Material management. In the WMS. if it does not find a suitable bin here. with the exception of the Fixed Bin Strategy. During putaway. you can have up to ten storage sections in one storage type. Storage section indicator You can assign a storage section indicator to each material. In this case. This check depends on the strategy you have chosen. 2.V. 5. the system checks whether the bin you have entered is in a storage section that is allowed for the material concerned. it goes on to the next section. 2. Requirements You must have the storage section check active. Version 1.2 28 of 72 . and so on.G. you can enter the storage bins for putaway manually. Activate the storage section search. Actions Set the required parameters for the "Storage section check" in the sequence specified: 1. This indicator enables you to have materials placed into storage in special storage sections. the system first looks for a bin in the first storage You define the valid storage section indicators in the corresponding table.ShivakkumarE-mail. Storage section search For each storage section indicator.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 29 of 72 Version 1.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Version 30 of 72 .Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.

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

small bins). Multiple access to the database does not greatly impair performance. 3.G. Storage unit types Classify your storage units (for example. fill in any missing storage bin types. A weak SUT check is when the database is accessed 5 times unsuccessfully. large bins. Activate the storage unit type control function in the putaway control parameters for the desired storage The number of times the database is accessed in this way can be decreased using an optimized storage type search. Check your material masters and add palletization data.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. The following example should illustrate these problems and their solution: • Storage bin types P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 are allowed for storage unit type E1. Allocation of storage unit types / storage bin types For each storage bin type. Activities Set the parameters for bin type search in the following sequence: 1. This number increases depending on how many different storage sections you work with at one time. 6.2 32 of 72 .V. 5. if this has not already been done.ShivakkumarE-mail. check your table options exactly as performance problems may arise if the customizing option is not properly set. Check your warehouse master data and. Here there are only storage bins of type P0. by palette type). define which storage unit type may be put away. Version 1. Normally E1 would not be included in the storage unit types allowed for storage type Recommendation If you wish to implement the above weak SUT-check. 2. E1 is to be placed in stock in storage type 001. if necessary. Allocation of storage unit types / storage type For each storage type. The WMS recognizes this and searches for a bin in the next storage type. 4. Bin types Divide your storage bins into groups (for example. • • You can check the Customizing options via the storage bin determination log (transport order management). define which storage unit types may be placed into stock in this storage type. 7. Version 1.2 33 of 72 34 of 72 Version 1. Version 1.G.2 35 of 72

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V.2 37 of 72 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 strategy.G. 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

Default Settings In the SAP standard system.G. Version 1. Enter the indicators for the stock placement strategy "Fixed bin" in the detail screen.ShivakkumarE-mail.V. This strategy is used mainly in storage types where picking is carried out manually (for example. maintain the storage type data of the material masters that is required for fixed bin management.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Actions 1. Decide whether or not you want to use this stock placement 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. in small parts storage areas with manual picking). warehouse number 001 and storage type 005 are preset for the strategy "Fixed bin".2 38 of 72 . 2. If you have already created material masters. Version 39 of 72 .V.

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

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

Activate the stock removal strategy "FIFO" in the stock removal control of the relevant storage type.G. 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).2 42 of 72 . Activities 1. 2. the warehouse management system proposes the oldest quant in each storage type from which you want to remove 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. Version 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.ShivakkumarE-mail. Decide whether or not you want to use this stock removal strategy.

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

ShivakkumarE-mail. You must have activated the shelf life expiration date management in the respective warehouse number. 3. The minimum remaining shelf life must be maintained in the material master record (storage view).Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 2.2 44 of 72 . For each storage type . 2. this activation causes that the shelf life expiration date is a required entry during stock placements. Activate the shelf life expiration date management for each warehouse number. Activate the shelf life expiration date depending on the material and movement type. please refer to the section "Define Strict FIFO Principle" strategy for more information on the "Shelf Life Expiration Date". the shelf life expiration date of materials managed according to shelf life expiration date is displayed instead of the GR date. Activities 1. providing you do not work use the stock removal strategy "Strict FIFO principle". In the application. Materials for which this remaining life is not maintained are searched for with stock removal strategy "FIFO". 3. Activate the stock removal strategy Activate the stock removal strategy expiration date in the stock removal control for the relevant storage type. You have to decide whether you want to use this stock removal strategy. Further notes If you are using the stock removal strategy "Strict FIFO principle".in 1. Version 1. In some analyses.V. the shelf life expiration date (SLED) strategy must be activated. The shelf life expiration date management must be activated at warehouse number level.

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This includes the following: 1.  The requirement category describes the origin type (for example. the purchase order number. the cost center). Requirement categories 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 document.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail. and goods issue for the cost center).  The requirement tracking number describes the origin itself (for example. Version 1.V. Actions Create the requirement types for each warehouse number. 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. goods receipt for a purchase order.2 47 of 72 . Transfer types 2. you set the configuration for the transfer of goods. Movement types Activities In this unit.

V. for example). all stock removals from a storage type. Version 1.G. Materials the Management • warehouse The transfer type is a suitable tool for reports (for example. stock placements and stock removals) Movements that only concern (stock transfers within a warehouse. there are two types of transfers (movements): • Movements that are also important for (for all stock placements into a storage type. Note The transfer type is not used in system control functions.2 48 of 72 . all the relevant transfer types are preset. Standard Delivery In the SAP standard Define Shipment Types Define Shipment Types In the Warehouse Management system. and so on). SAP Recommendation SAP recommends keeping the transfer types delivered with the standard system.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.V. Actions Define the transfer types for each warehouse number.ShivakkumarE-mail. You can add to these transfer types as required.2 49 of 72 . Define Movement Types Define Movement Types Version

Activities The system processes Inventory Management movements (for example. For information on the links between the IM and the WM movement types and how to change them.G. 3. goods receipt for a purchase order or goods issue to a cost center) using movement types. If the SAP system determines that a movement is relevant for Warehouse Management. Standard settings In the SAP standard system. 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. see the section Movement Types for Interim Storage Bins. confirming and printing transfer orders  Indicator for storage type Version 1. Create the movement types for each warehouse number using the copy function. Recommendation SAP recommends keeping the movement types delivered with the standard system.2 50 of 72 . all the relevant movement types are preset. Define your own company-individual settings (for example. for the interim storage types) in the detail screen. 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. it assigns a WM movement type to this movement via a table.ShivakkumarE-mail.

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

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999) whenever you • • • Confirm a transfer order with differences. Perform a manual stock transfer to the difference storage type (for example. In the WM Confirmation Confirmation In this section. Perform automatic stock transfer to the difference storage type (for example. theft). you can classify differences according to cause (for example. Example A warehouse worker guesses a 3 kilogram pick for a particular material and determines the actual weight further away from the bin. Using the difference indicator. but it also affords a high level of stock and information security. each pick is confirmed with a difference. that is.V. you configure the system settings for handling differences and for confirming transfer orders. For each difference indicator. It would be appropriate to have the dialog box suppressed so as to save this extra step. 999). • 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. 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. 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. In this case.2 55 of 72 . This requirement means additional work for the user. 999) after an inventory with quantity differences. breakage. you determine the storage type and the storage bin to which the differences are posted. Confirmation Control One important aspect of confirmation of transfer orders is the setting of the confirmation requirement. starting from which the dialog box is to appear.G. Handling Differences The system posts differences that you find in the warehouse into a specific difference storage type (for example. you can save the percentage value for the deviation

you confirm both the transfer process and also the receipt of the material at the destination storage bin.G. The source storage bin and the quant are automatically updated.2 56 of 72 . only the open transfer quantity is updated at this point. the item must be confirmed. both storage types involved in the transfer order must be subject to confirmation. In the quant of the destination storage 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. During the confirmation of the first step. you define whether transfer orders or TO items are to be confirmed in two separate steps. At the warehouse number 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. • Two-Step Confirmation For two-step confirmation.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. During the confirmation of the second step.ShivakkumarE-mail. o o o Confirmation Requirement As soon as one of the above parameters calls for a confirmation requirement for a transfer order item. you confirm the pick process from the source storage bin.V. Here the source storage bin and its Version 1.

Activities 1. • • • Include the confirmation process in your organizational procedures. 3. 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. Version 1. Storage bins should only be released for further putaways after the goods putaway in the destination bin has been You can use the bar code for confirming transfer orders. Maintain the difference indicator for differences in TO confirmation. The posting of differences should be executed during the actual confirmation. 2. but only the destination storage bin and the quant stored there. Maintain the indicator "Confirmation control/Movement type". Maintain the indicator "Confirmation control/Warehouse number". Maintain the indicator "Confirmation control/Storage type". SAP Recommendation SAP recommends working with the stock placement and stock removal confirmation quant are no longer updated. 5.V.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.ShivakkumarE-mail. This makes your work much easier. and not by means of a separate transfer order. 4. 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. Decide whether you want to confirm the transfer orders created in the SAP system using the confirmation procedure.2 57 of 72 .

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

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

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

check whether the settings comply with your needs. Create the print codes for each warehouse number. If you wish to extend the functionality of the program RLVSDR40.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. 10. 8. Define the sort profile for multiple processing. 5. Further Recommendations 1. refer to the chapter Develop 9. Assign the print control to the multiple processing runs. Before you begin with table maintenance. 7. use the user exit MWMD0002. Create the dependent printers for label printing. Assign the printers to the individual movements. Activities 1. Version 1. For further information on enhancements through the user exit. Assign the printers to the storage types. 2. Using the analysis program.V. If you wish to extend the functionality of the program RLKOMM40. Assign the print codes to the movement types. 2.2 63 of 72 . you should first look at all tables carefully and determine which ones you need. Assign the print reports to the warehouse numbers. 11. Assign the printers to the picking areas. 4. Standard settings All relevant print control tables are defined in warehouse number 001. Create the spool indicators for each warehouse number. Information on how to adapt forms in Warehouse Management is provided in the chapter Develop forms.ShivakkumarE-mail. 3. Then maintain the tables in the prescribed sequence. 6.G. use the user exit MWMD0001 to develop them. 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 o o • the printer the print time The print layout is set using forms. Physical Inventory Version 64 of 72 .G.ShivakkumarE-mail.

G. Version the Warehouse Management system supports inventory procedures based on the storage bin.V. 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.ShivakkumarE-mail. 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 Physical Inventory In this menu option.2 65 of 72 .

ShivakkumarE-mail. • Continuous inventory based on stock placement Version 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.G.2 66 of 72 .Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. • Continuous inventory (PZ) Counting a certain number of storage bins on any day in the fiscal year.V.

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

in Define Differences and Document Limits In order that the inventory differences can be posted to the interim record for differences. Version 1. Posting/Clearing Check the preset standard movement types and create -.ShivakkumarE-mail. Standard settings In the SAP standard version.if necessary -.G. internal movement types are required. Document items If you make an entry in this field.special movement types for inventory differences for your warehouse numbers. Activities 1. 2. The movement types used for this purpose belong to the Warehouse Management area. The interim record is determined by the system on the basis of these movement types.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo.V.2 68 of 72 . 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

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

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

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. • For transfer orders that initiate continuous inventory based on stock placement.G.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. In this Version 1.2 71 of 72 .

Take the long-term data quantity into account. 2. Maintain your number ranges.ShivakkumarE-mail. Define your number range intervals accordingly. Version • for the quant-by-quant cycle counting physical inventory SAP Recommendation Once you have defined your number ranges.G.2 72 of 72 .co. Actions 1. you cannot change them if the data in the number range intervals has already been used.Venkatesansivakumar@yahoo. Define your number ranges.