Contents WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

Enterprise Structure

Master Data Strategies

Putaway Strategies Pickaway Strategies Physical Inventory WM point of view

Purpose of Warehouse

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Define and manage complicated warehousing structures Information of material at Bin level


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Optimize material flow using advanced put-away and picking techniques
Material attributes are taken into account Capacity Check at Bin level


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Process goods receipts, goods issues and stock transfers accurately and easily
Interface with other module/sub-modules Shelf life items and Hazardous items handling

Warehouse Management
• Highest level in warehouse - warehouse number

Assigned to a combination of Plant and Storage Location

Enterprise Structure
Create Warehouse Number

Assign Warehouse No to Plant and Storage Location

Warehouse Structure Warehouse Storage Type Storage Type Storage Section Storage Section Storage Section Storage Section Storage Bins Storage Bins .

Master Data Path: .Logistics Execution -> Warehouse Management -> Master Data .

or its function You can define the following frequently-used physical storage types in WM: • Bulk storage • Open Storage • High rack storage • Picking area • Shelf storage . or a warehouse zone that you define in Warehouse Management (WM) for a warehouse number. the space used. its organizational form.Storage Type A storage type is a storage area. This is a physical or logical subdivision of a warehouse complex that is characterized by its warehouse technique. warehouse facility.

a storage section is an organizational subdivision of a storage type that groups together storage bins with similar features for the purpose of putting away stock.Storage Section In Warehouse Management (WM). • Heavy parts • Bulky materials • Fast-moving items • Slow-moving items • Special Temperatures • Fire Protection • Others . The criteria for grouping bins can be defined on a user-individual basis for example.

Storage Bin Type and Blocking Reason .

The storage bin therefore describes the position in the warehouse where the goods are or can be stored. You can also define the following additional characteristics of a storage bin: • Maximum weight • Total capacity • Fire containment section • Storage bin type (for example. for small or large pallets) . These are called storage bins in Warehouse Management (WM). The storage bin is the smallest available unit of space in a warehouse. Since the address of a storage bin is frequently derived from a coordinate system.Storage Bin A storage type generally contains several storage spaces or slots. a storage bin is often referred to as a coordinate. The coordinate 01-02-03 for example. stack 2. can refer to a storage bin in row 1. and level 3.

Storage bins .

Putaway and Pickaway Strategies Putaway Strategies  Next empty bin      Picking Strategies FIFO LIFO SLED Partial Quantities Large / small quantities       Fixed bin Manual entry Adding to existing stock Bulk storage Open storage Storage unit type .

This guarantees that stock movements are processed quickly and consistently. in conjunction with controls entered in the material master record. automatically assigning optimum locations for goods received in the warehouse. you can change source and destination storage bins that are automatically proposed by the system. If you decide to manually process certain stock movements. the putaway strategies assist the WM system to utilize the available warehouse capacity. you employ putaway and removal strategies used by the system to search for storage bins in the most expeditious manner.Putaway and Pickaway Strategies Putaway and Picking Strategies: In the Warehouse Management (WM) application component. Picking Strategies: For outbound movements. Putaway Strategies: For inbound movements. When the system creates transfer orders to move goods into or out of the warehouse. the system uses similar userdefined controls to execute the appropriate picking strategy to assign the best picking location. you do not have to intervene when it comes to finding storage bins. .

Put-away Strategies .

Pickaway Strategies .

Goods Receipt Process .

Goods Issue Process .

This means that the system uses the search sequence for searching for a destination storage type. see the section on defining the storage type search sequence under Strategies in the Warehouse Management IMG documentation. You define this information in the storage type search table. To make entries in this table. In the storage type search table.Storage Type Search The system must now determine in which storage type the material should be put away and Pickaway. (Make sure that you enter an E for putaway and A for Pickaway in the column Activity). . you can define a search sequence with up to thirty storage types.

You can use these storage sections. . for example.Storage Section Search You can divide a storage type into several storage sections (see The Storage Section) in which various materials can be stored. A storage type is divided into storage sections on the basis of storage bins. When you create a storage bin. you assign it to a storage section. to ensure that frequently used materials ("fast-moving" items) are stored in the front of the warehouse while seldom used materials ("slow-moving" items) are stored in the back of the warehouse.

To find a storage bin. . the system then searches within the storage type to find an appropriate storage bin in which the material can be put away and removed.Storage Bin Type Search Storage Bin Search: Once the storage type has been determined. For each storage type you can define a putaway and Pickaway strategies. the system uses a search strategy that has been defined for the storage type.

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Strategies – Putaway and Pickaway .

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Interim Storage Area or Bins Path: LE -> Warehouse Management -> Interfaces -> Inventory Management -> Generate Interim Storage Bins Interim Storage Area: You can also define storage types in WM that are shared by both the Inventory Management (IM) and Warehouse Management (WM) application components. • Goods receipt area • Goods issue area • Interim storage area for differences • Posting change zone . These are called interim storage areas and include the following.

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Transaction Codes .WM .

Create Material Master with WM view’s 2. LT06 .Print TO 7. LS26 – Stock Overview .Create PO 3. MM01 .Goods Receipt Process(Putaway) 1. LT12 . Transfer Requirement (TR) is created While doing MIGO 5.Create TO (Transfer Order) with respect to Material Document Number 6. MIGO – Create GR with respect to PO 4. LT31 . ME21N .Confirm TO 8.

Material Master WM view .

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Goods Receipt (MB1C) .

LT06 -Create TO with ref to Material Document .

Display Transfer Requirement (TR) .

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Transfer Order will be created after Saving .

LT12 – Confirm TO .

LT12 – Confirm TO .

LT21 – Display Transfer Order .

LT21 – Display Transfer Order .

LS26 .Stock Overview .