The Soft Link between IM Level Storage Location and WM level Storage Type?

In the plant NMDC, we defined two storage locations, 0001 and 0003. They share the same warehouse number NM1.

We hope to achieve the following results:

If the goods are received to the 0001 storage location, different materials can be put on the shelf to the storage type 001 / 002 / 003 / 005 / Z02 / z05 etc; If the goods are received to the 0003 storage location, all materials are put on the shelf to the storage type Z22.

This blog is used to show how to implement this requirement through the storage location reference.

1, Storage Location Reference configuration.

Define Storage location Control.

Click ‘Storage Loc.ref. ‘ configuration item, we got below screen,

We add a new entry for warehouse number1, and storage location ref 01.

Then goto below configuration item,

We assign the storage location ref 01 to the storage location 0003 of plant code NMDC.

2, Storage Type Search configuration.

When SAP search the storage type during put away or stock removal, if there is storage location ref 01, then the storage type ZZ2 will be proposed. Otherwise, the other storage types such as 001/002/003/004/005…/Z02/Z03 will be proposed.

3, The material 800 is used for this blog.

The values of the field stock removal indicator and stock placement indicator are both Z05.

3.1, Execute the transaction code MIGO, receive the materials into storage location 0001 then put away, to observe WM level documents.

Post, SAP switched to the screen of transaction code LT06, click Enter, we got below screen,

Save it directly,

Execute the transaction code LT21 to display this TO document,

We found that the inventory was placed into storage type Z05, it is correct since the stock placement indicator is Z05.

3.2, Execute the transaction code MIGO to receive materials into storage location 0003, then put away. Observe the WM level document.

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Post, then SAP switched to transaction code LT06 screen, click Enter key, then we got below screen,

Save it directly,

Execute transaction code LT21 to display this TO document,

You can see the stock was placed into the storage type ZZ2.

3.3, Post goods issue to cost center from storage location 0001, then observe the WM level document.

Post, then SAP switched to transaction code LT06 screen, click Enter key, then we got below screen,

Save it directly,

Execute transaction code LT21 to display this TO document,

The stock was removed from storage type Z05, it is correct, since the stock removal indicator is Z05.

3.4, Post goods issue to cost center from storage location 0003, then observe the WM level document.

Post, then SAP switched to transaction code LT06 screen, click Enter key, then we got below screen,

Save it directly,

Execute transaction code LT21 to display this TO document,

The source storage type is ZZ2, it is consistent with our expectation.

In this way, the actual location of inventory can be distinguished at both IM and WM levels. Because the storage location at the IM level and the storage type at the WM level cannot be directly hard bound. Through this function, the soft link between the storage location at the IM level and the storage type at the WM level can be realized.

Note: This blog is based on SAP S4/HANA 1909 system.