Multiple items in a Purchase Order should go through different storage process.

Introduction:

In the current cut through competition in the businesses, few Complex Warehouses may receive the products through multiple storage processes for the multiple products. With respect to real time business scenario iam going to demonstrate these through multiple storage process for different products in a single purchase order.

Purpose of this blog is to test multiple items in a Purchase Order should go through different storage process.

To achieve this we have to go with following steps:

1) Define Staging Area and Door Determination (Inbound)

2) Maintain process type indicators at product master level

3) Determination of Warehouse Process Type

4) Define External Storage Process Steps

5) Define & Assign Storage Process Definition

6) Define Process Oriented Storage Control

7) Create Packaging Specification for product

8) Define Putaway Strategies

9) Testing

1)Staging Area and Door Determination (Inbound)

1.1) Define Staging Area and Door Determination (Inbound)

Tcode:/N/SCWM/STADET_IN

1.2) Assign Access Sequence for Staging Areas and Door Determination

­­­­­­­­­­ Tcode:/N/SCWM/STADET_AS S

2) Maintain process type indicators at product master level

Maintained Process Type Determination Indicator in Warehouse Data Tab in Product master level for both the products

Tcode:/N/SCWM/MAT1

Maintained Process Type Determination Indicator in Warehouse Data Tab in Product master level for VAS Storage process

Tcode:/N/SCWM/MAT1

3) Determination of Warehouse Process Type

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management → Cross Process Settings → Warehouse task → Determine warehouse process type.

4) Define External Storage Process Steps

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management → Cross Process Settings → Warehouse task →Define External storage process step.

5) Define & Assign Storage Process Definition

5.1) Direct putaway

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management→ Cross Process Settings → Warehouse task → Define Storage Process Definition→Assign Storage Process step

  5.2) Deconsolidation+putaway

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management→ Cross Process Settings → Warehouse task → Define Storage Process Definition→Assign Storage Process step

5.3) Vas+Putaway

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management→ Cross Process Settings → Warehouse task → Define Storage Process Definition→Assign Storage Process step

6) Define Process Oriented Storage Control

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM → Extended Warehouse Management→Cross Process Settings → Warehouse task → Define process-oriented storage control

7) Create Packaging Specification for product

For VAS order packaging specification has to be maintained.

Maintain Pack spec in T code: /SCWM/PACKSPEC

Pack Spec number:200354

Product:50066228

Pack spec:

First level packing: Packing  Each main material -50066228 with pack material CVER as below.

Here the VAS external step has to be maintained in the Pack Spec.(Mandatory Step)

Need to maintain the external step assignment

8) Define Putaway Strategies

8.1) Assign Storage Types to Storage Type Search Sequence

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management→ Goods Receipt Process→Strategies→Storage type Search→Assign Storage Types to Storage Type Search Sequence

8.2) Specify Storage Type Search Sequence for Putaway

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management→ Goods Receipt Process→Strategies→Storage Type Search→Specify Storage Type Search Sequence for Putaway

 8.3) Optimize Access Strategy for Storage Type Search at Putaway

IMG Path: SPRO→SCM EWM →Extended Warehouse Management→ Goods Receipt Process→Strategies→Storage type search→Optimize Access Strategy for Storage Type Search at Putaway

9) Testing

Created a Purchase Order with Item – 4nos.

Used T-code VL31n for inbound delivery. Here I have packed the materials in 03 nos Handling Units as can be seen below in Line Identification Column.

Packing Details of the products

Products Handling unit Number
Jun1 1000000478
50066221&50066222 1000000479
50066228 1000000480

In EWM system we did the inbound delivery using T-Code – /N/SCWM/PRDI

We can see here the 3 HU’s in the Details tab

VAS Order which was detected at inbound delivery

Here we have to go to Follow on functions –>Create warehouse Task

Once you create the Handling unit warehouse Task & click on Create + save button then warehouse tasks are created

Confirm the warehouse Task

Go to T-code – N/SCWM/MON

In the Monitor Tree Go to:  Inbound delivery–>Documents–>Warehouse Task

Here enter the warehouse request no and execute it

Here we can see the WTNo-1118 is in Open status i.e. this step means the material is unloaded and moved to staging area. Once we confirm the step the WT-1118 the material will lie in staging area and the status will change to ‘C’ i.e. completed.

As seen below the status is confirmed. Now press the refresh button for WT-1117 and the status will change to “Blank” i.e. Open

Now select the row with WT-1117 and confirm the same in Background and the HU no-1000000478 directly goes for final putaway.

Second handling unit (1000000479) when we unload & do the Goods Receipt it directly went to Deconsolidation work center i.e. 8010 .

Post which we have to confirm the warehouse task in background and check the status which must be “C” i.e. confirmed

Here segregation of the products takes place and packed in new handling Units i.e. 6000000280 & 281.

For the Third Scenario-

Third Handling unit when we unload & do the Goods receipt it directly went to VAS work center and once work is completed it should go for putaway

Here we can see the HU no-1000000480 in VAS WC. Once after confirming the WT in VAS WC the status of the WT NO-11120 changes from Blocked to Open Status.

Now we can confirm the WT No-11120 and the status changes to Completed.

In the monitor in Stock and Bin

Item no:10

Item no:20&30

Item no:40

Conclusion:

By above configurations and testing now you got an idea how to config three different storage processes with respective internal and external steps assigned to it for multiple products. Even though we have three different line items in inbound delivery it got determined respective storage process and finally moved to respective final storage bins.

Reference:

Process Oriented Storage Control

https://help.sap.com/viewer/f41048b9ca054326bb9774db1d46e866/7.0/en-US/48d12295fcfe581ce10000000a42189c.html

Prerequisite: You should know the configuration of packing specification.

https://help.sap.com/viewer/3d97bec9bf1649099384bb8167df3cf2/9.5.0.1/en-US/ad41f668-6e55-4181-9bcb-7994f727443c.html

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Saikiran