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Step by Step Approach for Configuration of Warehouse Management
Concept of Warehouse Management
control parameters for warehouse no
warehouse number is an organizational unit in logistics that represents the
company from the warehouse management view.
the Warehouse Management System (WMS), you can define various control parameters
at the warehouse number level. The control parameters will be:
/ units of measure
unit management is active or not
the data for capacity check
the number ranges for the objects which have automatic number assignment
in the Warehouse Management system. These are:
Posting change notice
you are using Storage Unit Management, you must take the following objects into
number ranges for the storage units cover all the warehouse numbers.
1. Decide which number
ranges you require for assigning the document numbers in the Warehouse
2. Create the number range
following action is only required if you are using Storage Unit Management:
3. Create the number range
for assigning the storage unit numbers and the respective assignment type
(column VA). Via
the assignment type, you can define per warehouse number whether, for example,
external or internal storage unit numbers are to be managed.
4. Conversion of the
storage unit number in Warehouse Management, you can determine per client (!)
how the storage unit number is to be converted. For information on
the different input options, refer to the field documentation.
warehouse number is divided up into a number of storage types. A
storage type is defined on the basis of its spatial or organizational features
(for example, high rack storage area, bulk storage area, and goods
storage type has the following features:
interim storage types (900-999) are required for various postings (for
example, GR and GI postings, and differences) in WM. When you define
your warehouse numbers, copy the interim storage types from warehouse number 001.
Create your storage types with the respective descriptions.
Copy the interim storage types from warehouse number 001.
placement strategy for ATC, AEC and ECO is decided as Addition to existing
stock. So while creating the storage type, the Put away strategy should be
“I” – Addition to existing stock.
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.
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”).
Define Storage Sections
a storage type, a storage section is a series of storage bins with
the same features. These bins are used for the purpose of stock placements.
stock placements, the following features of storage bins can be important:
the SAP standard system, sample entries are preset for the respective storage
types in warehouse number 001.
your storage areas with the corresponding names.
will be only one storage section for all ATC, AEC and ECO.
the menu option "Storage bins", you define the configuration for the storage
bins in the Warehouse Management system.
you create the storage bins (master data) you should work through this section
as well as the section "Define field usage - Storage bin data".
Define Storage Bin Types
can divide your storage bins into groups (for example, large storage
bins, small storage bins, and so on). A suitable storage bin is
proposed by the system during stock placement in combination with the storage
Decide whether you want to use the "Storage bin type search".
Create your bin types with the corresponding names.
Create only one Storage
bin type for ATC, AEC and ECO.
the Warehouse Management system, you can block the following units for stock
placements and stock removals:
can enter the reason for the block (for example, assembly work) using the
indicator "Blocking Reason".
your blocking indicators with the respective descriptions.
Define Storage Bin Structure
the Warehouse Management system, you can create a sequence of similar storage
Example for setting up similar storage
the parameters required for creating storage bins in the table "Storage Bin
this table, you must also define which warehouse master data (for example,
storage section, fire-containment section, and so on) you want to create when
you generate the structures.
1. Create your storage bin
structures in the detail screen.
2. From the menu bar
(detail screen), select: "Environment --> Create bins" to generate
your storage bins.
function can also be found in the application menu (menu option "Master
this menu option you configure the material master records that are relevant for
the Warehouse Management system.
you create the material masters, you should work through this section and the
section "Define field usage - Material master".
Define Storage Type Indicators
this indicator you can control whether certain materials are placed into or
removed from stock in certain storage types with a higher priority. This
leads to a classification of your materials and allows you to use the stock
placement or stock removal strategies in an optimum way.
the SAP standard system, examples are preset for warehouse numbers 001 and 002.
Classify your materials according to certain criteria (for example, small parts,
and materials for block storage).
Create your storage type indicators with the respective descriptions.
will find more information on this subject area in chapter "Strategies -
Storage type search"
Define 2 storage section indicators – one for the
materials with SLED check and one for the materials without SLED check. In
Storage type search you have to define the priority according to materials
without SLED check and materials with SLED check.
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