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Purpose

The purpose of this page is to explain the customizing to set an Inbound Process with Storage Control.

Overview

  • Process-Oritented Storage Control purpose
  • Inbound Process - Scenario 
  • Inbound Process - Customizing
  • Function Modules 

Process-Oriented Storage Control purpose

Storage Control enables complex Inbound, Outbound and Internal Movement scenarios.

With storage control you can implement additional processing steps (ex.: deconsolidation, quality inspection, unloading, couting, kitting, etc).

It gives you control over all the movements in your warehouse. Using it, you always know where the stock is and how it got there, by checking the WT.

For POSC (and LOSC), HUs are required!

Complex Inbound Process with Storage Control - Scenario 

Let's take the following example:

 

 

In this scenario we have a lot of flexibility:

  • Several Warehouse Tasks (each WT represents one step of the storage control);
  • Several Intermediate Storage can be used;
  • Both HU and Product WTs are used;
  • Inbound process is finished when the final storage type is reached (flag Stor. Ctrl./Put. Compl. is set for the storage type);

 

A sequence of external steps builds a process. For example:

 

Inbound 1

Unload -> Decosonlidation → Putaway

 

Inbound 2

Unload -> Count → Putaway

 

List of all the internal Process Steps that can be used in Inbound Process

Process StepDescription
UNLOUnload
CNTCount
QISQuality Inspection
SPRDeconsolidate
CD

Cross-Docking

PACPack
VASValue-Added Service
PUTPutaway

 

There are simple steps, like unloading, and complex steps, like deconsolidation.

Complex step is a movement/activity that needs to be performed at a work center.

 

  • To the delivery knows that the product has an active Storage Control, the information comes from the Warehouse Process Type and the process starts with an HU-WT.

 

Consolidation Group and Rule-based step


This applies for the cases which you have one Handling Unit with two different products, as in the following picture:

If there are two products that have different consolidation groups, packed inone single HU, the system knows that the products need to be unpacked and packed in a new HU.

The reason why the products cannot be kept together is because since they have different consolidation groups, they will go to different destination storage bins.

 

Complex Inbound Process with Storage Control - Customizing

List of necessary steps to customize a complex inbound process with storage control:

 

  1. Define process-oriented storage control
    1. Define storage process
    2. Assign external steps to storage process
  2. Define warehouse process type
    1. Enter storage process in warehouse process type
  3. Define control indicator for determining warehouse process type
    1. Enter control indicator in product master
    2. Set up determination of warehouse process type
  4. Specficy storage type search sequence for putaway
  5. Staging area and door determination
    1. Link warehouse process type and staging data

 

1. Define process-oriented storage control 

SPRO → EWM → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Tasks → Define Process-Oriented Storage Control

a. Define Storage Process

b. Assign external steps to storage process

 

Field Information

AutoLB - Determines whether a warehouse task will be created at closing of a step or not. If the Auto WT setting is not set, the warehouse task will have to be created manually.

Prod/LU - Create putaway tasks with this step and it's needed for deconsolidation.

Duration - Compute an estimate of the total processing time. It's needed for Labor Management.

 

1.1 External Step in Work Center



2. Define Warehouse Process Type 

SPRO → EWM → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Tasks → Define Warehouse Process Type

 a. Enter storage process in warehouse process type


3. Define control indicator for determining warehouse process type

SPRO → EWM → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Tasks → Define Control Indicators for Determining Warehouse Process Types

a. Enter control indicator in product master 

Transaction /SCWM/MAT1

b. Set up determination of warehouse process type

SPRO → EWM → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Tasks → Determine Warehouse Process Type

 

4. Specficy storage type search sequence for putaway

SPRO → EWM → Goods Receipt Process → Strategies → Storage Type Search → Specify Storage Type Search Sequence for Putaway (+ product master)



5. Staging area and door determination

a. Link warehouse process type and staging data

Transaction /SCWM/STADET_IN


 

Internal Steps and Function Modules

Unload
/SCWM/GET_STAGING_AREA_INT
Count
/SCWM/QCHECK_COUNTING
QM
/SCWM/QCHECK_QINSP
VAS
/SCWM/VAS_GET_DESTINATION_BIN
Deco
/SCWM/SPREADING_RULES_EVALUATE
Put away
/SCWM/WHR_GET_HU_INT (internal process)
Cross-Docking
/SCWM/CDSTDET_DET

 

Determine relevance to process-oriented storage control

  • /SCWM/STORAGE_CONTROL_P_GET

Read routing profile

  • /SCWM/TPRCESA_READ_SINGLE

 Read storage process

  • /SCWM/TPRCES_READ_SINGLE

Determination of the destination location and process type for an external process step

  • /SCWM/TROUTP_DET

Determine external process step

  • /SCWM/TPROCS_READ_SINGLE

 Get internal WT tables

  • /SCWM/ROUTING_P_TO_MAIN

 Read internal storage process step

  • /SCWM/TIPROCS_READ_SINGLE

Activate product WTs

  • /SCWM/TO_ROUTING_ACTIVATE_INT

Recreation of Product-WTs

  • /SCWM/STRG_CNTRL_CREA_PROD_WT

Related Content

Related Documents

SAP Help - Process-Oriented Storage Control

Related SAP Notes/KBAs

SAP Note 2332609: Putaway warehouse task remains in status "B - waiting" through immediate confirmation of WT for intermediate bin

SAP Note 2175219: Putaway warehouse task not activated after GR posting and external QM decision

SAP Note 2429061: Waiting HU WT for subHU created instead of open HU WT for topHU

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