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StorageUnitManagement
Purpose
Storageunit(SU)managementinWarehouseManagement(WM)enablesyoutooptimizewarehousecapacity
andcontrolmaterialflowbyutilizingstorageunitswithinthewarehouse.Astorageunitisalogicalgroupingof
oneorseveralamountsofmaterialsuchasapalletoracontainerthatcanbemanagedwithinawarehouseas
aunitthatbelongstogether.Storageunitscanbeeitherhomogeneous(containingonematerialitemonly)or
mixed(containingtwoormorematerialitems).
Allstorageunits,whetherthematerialsarestoredonstandardpallets,wirebasketsorothercontainers,are
assignedanidentifieranumberwhichismaintainedinthesystemasthestorageunitnumber.Therefore,itis
possibleatanygiventimetoknowwhereeachstorageunitislocatedinthewarehousecomplex,theamountof
materialcontainedinit,andwhichoperationshavebeenprocessedorplannedforit.
Warehouse(complex)number
WhenSUmanagementisnotactiveinastoragetype,allstockismanagedasseparatequantsatthestorage
binlevel.WithSUmanagement,stockismanagedatthepalletorstorageunitlevel.Astoragebincanhaveone
ormorestorageunits.Similarly,eachstorageunitcanconsistofoneormorequants.
SelectionCriteria
Storageunitmanagementisgenerallyactivatedinthewarehouseforthefollowingreasons:
Movementofmixedpallets(withmorethanonematerial)asasingleunitwithinthewarehouse
Identificationandmanagementofmaterialsusingstorageunitnumbersassignedinternallyorexternally
WMcancommunicatewithforkliftcontrolsystemsviaaninterfacewithouthavingtomaintainmaterialdata
intheexternalsystem.
Prerequisites
Beforeusingstorageunitmanagement,youmustfirstsetupthedefaultvaluesforyourwarehouse.Thisinitial
configurationisaccomplishedusingthecustomizingfunction.ItisonlypossibletodeactivateSUManagement
inthewarehousenumberrecordifithasfirstbeendeactivatedinthesubordinatestoragetypes.
Features
InadditiontothecapabilitiesalreadyavailableinWM,theactivationofstorageunitmanagementinyoursystem
enablesyoutoaccessseveralfunctionsthatarespecificallydesignedforworkingwithstorageunits.UsingSU
management,youcan
Createhomogeneousandmixedstorageunits

Placematerialsintostorageusinganidentification(ID)point
Createtransferordersandconfirmstockmovementsforstorageunits
Transferwholestorageunitsinternally
Addstocktoexistingstorageunits
Displaythecontentsofstorageunits
Printdocumentstoaccompanystorageunits
Plangoodsissues,forexample,tostagematerialsinreplenishmentstoragebinsinproduction.Allstorage
unitmanagementfunctionsarefullyintegratedwithWM.
WarehouseManagementattheStorageUnitLevel
Use
Storageunit(SU)managementintheWarehouseManagement(WM)applicationscomponentmakesit
possibletooptimizewarehousecapacityandcontrolmaterialflowutilizingstorageunitswithinthewarehouse.
Features
StructureofaStorageUnitRecord
Inthesystem,astorageunitrecordconsistsofaheaderandatleastonematerialdatarecord(quantdata
record).Theheadercontainsinformationwhichisrelevantfortheentirestorageunitandincludesthe:
Storageunitnumber
Storageunittype(SUT)ofthestorageunit
Storagebininwhichthestorageunitiscurrentlylocated
Status,whichprovidescurrentinformationaboutthestorageunit
Specificinformationaboutthestockcontainedinastorageunitisfoundinthematerialdatarecord.The
materialrecordisalreadyfamiliartoyouintheexistingsystemasaquantdatarecord.ForSUmanagement,
thisinformationcanbemanagedatthestorageunitlevel.ThefollowinggraphicsillustratehowWMhandles
storagebinswithandwithouttheuseofstorageunitmanagement.Fortheseexamples,storagebinsare
displayedinwhich200boxesofredpencilsand50boxesofbluepencilsarestored.Thestockisdistributedon
twopallets.
WithoutSUmanagement,thereareatotalof2quants(aspecificquantityofredpencilsandaspecific
quantityofbluepencils)inthestoragebin.Thesystemhasnoinformationaboutthepalletsthemselves.
WithSUmanagement,therearethreequantsinthestoragebinonequantonthefirstpalletandtwoquants
onthesecondpalletasillustrated.Informationabouteachpalletisstoredinthesystemandislinkedtothe
storageunitnumber.
SUManagedStorageTypes
Use
Inyoursystem,youdecideatthestoragetypelevelwhetherstorageunitswillbemanagedwithinaparticular

storagetypeornot.
Definestorageunitmanagementforphysicalstoragetypesonly.InterimstorageareascannotbeSUmanaged.
Prerequisites
TodefineastoragetypeforSUmanagement,seeStorageunitsMasterdataDefinestoragetypecontrol
intheWarehouseManagementIMGdocumentation.
Features
Thefollowingillustrationshowshowstorageunitmanagementmaybeimplementedinawarehousingcomplex.
YouprocessgoodsissueswhenSUmanagementisactiveinyoursystemusingbasicallythesameprocedures
asthoseusedinWMwithoutSUmanagement.Formoreinformationonthecreationofatransferorderfor
goodsissues,refertothesectionGoodsissueforanIMPosting.TheonlydifferenceforSUmanagedstorage
typesisthatstorageunitnumbersaredisplayedonthecorrespondingscreens.
PreparationScreenforPicking
Whenyouprocessagoodsissue(forexample,foradeliverydocumentortoacostcenter),youwilleventually
displaythetransferorderpreparationscreen,providedyouhavenotrunprocessinginthebackground.
Onthisscreenyoucaninfluencehowthesystemsearchesforstocktobepickedforthegoodsissue.For
example,intheStoragetypefieldsyoucansuggestupto15storagetypesfromwhichthestorageunitsareto
betaken.IfyouselectAllstoragetypes,youcanhavethesystemproposeupto30storagetypesforpicking.
YoucanalsomanuallyenterspecificstorageunitsintheSourcestorageunitfieldonthisscreen.Afteryouhave
createdthetransferorderitems,thesystemdisplaysalltheinformationonthestorageunitinoneline.
StockList
Fromthetransferorderpreparationscreen,youcanalsodisplayalistofavailablematerialsforthestock
picking.
Tocallupthelist,chooseStocksintheapplicationtoolbar.Fromthislist,youcanchoosematerialsbyselecting
therespectiveitemsandthenchoosingthefieldCalculateselectedquantityinthelowersectionofthescreen.
Thesystemreducesthequantityabovethetablecontrolsaccordingly.Youcanalsoentertherequiredquantity
manuallyinthecolumnSelectedquantity.
TransferOrderItemGenerationScreen
Ifyoualwayschoosebackgroundprocessingwhencreatingatransferorderforastockpick,youwilleventually
seethetransferorderitemgenerationscreen.Onthisscreenyouseedatathatisproposedbythesystemfor
thetransferorderitem.Youcanchangetheseproposalsonthetransferorderitemscreen"atthelowestlevel".
IntheStorageunitfield,thestorageunitnumberthatthesystemproposesforthisstockpickisdisplayed.(Of
course,forstoragetypesthatarenotSUmanaged,nothingwillappearinthisfield.)Byoverwritingthe
informationinthisfield,youcanmanuallyselectstorageunitsforastockpick.

PutawayusingStorageUnitManagement
CreatingStorageUnits
Thesystemcreateshomogeneousstorageunitsautomaticallywhentheputawaytakesplaceinastoragetype
thatismanagedforstorageunits.Thistakesplaceasanormalprocesswhenyoucreatetransferordersas
illustratedbelow.
Aseparatetransferorderitemthatspecifiesbothasourcestoragebinaswellasadestinationstoragebinis
createdforeachmaterialtobeputaway.Whenyoucreatetransferordersforstockputawaysinvolvingstorage
units,thismeansthat:
Ifahomogeneousstorageunitisputaway,theputawayisrecordedinasingletransferorderitem.
Ifamixedstorageunitisputaway,aseparatetransferorderitemiscreatedforeachmaterialiteminthe
storageunit.
Inthiscase,allthetransferorderitemshavethesamedestinationstoragebinsincetheyareallpartofthe
samestorageunit.YoucancreatetransferordersinWMfromtransferrequirementsoryoucancreatethem
manually.
Forbothoptions,youcan
Createhomogeneousstorageunits
Createmixedstorageunits
Addmaterialsto(expand)existingstorageunits
Inthefollowingexplanationsandexamples,allputawaysarecarriedoutbytransferringstockfromastorage
typethatisnotSUmanaged(goodsreceiptarea)intoanSUmanagedstoragetype.
CreatingHomogeneousStorageUnits
Tocreateatransferorderforhomogeneousstorageunitsfromthetransferrequirementitemoverviewscreen,
completethefollowingsteps:
1.Selectthedesireditem,changethequantityintheOpenquantityfieldtothedesiredquantityandchoose
CreateTOinforegroundtocreatethetransferorderintheforeground.
2.Onthepreparationscreen,youhavethesame"normal"functionsthatexistinWMwithoutSUmanagement
toenterorchangedataforatransferorder.
Forthesystemtocreatestorageunits,youmustselectadestinationstoragetypethatismanagedfor
storageunitsinthePalletizationsection.Youcanenterthismanuallyordefineitforautomaticselectionin
thematerialmasterrecordandstoragetypesearchstrategysequence.Onthisscreen,youcanalso
manuallyenterstorageunitnumbersforeachofthestorageunits.ChooseCreateTOinforeground.to
completethepreparationscreenforthetransferorderintheforegroundorchooseCreateTOin
background.forbackgroundprocessing.
3.Tocreatethetransferorder,chooseCreate.
Ifyoudecidetoprocessthecreationofthetransferorderintheforegroundonthepreparationscreen,the

transferorderitemscreenisdisplayed.
Onthetransferorderitemscreenyouhavethepossibilitytoinfluencethecreationofthetransferorderitemat
the"lowestlevel".Youcanalsoenterthestorageunitnumberonthisscreen.
CreatingMixedStorageUnitsforaTR
Mixedstorageunitscontaintwoormorematerialitems.Thisproceduredescribeshowtocreateamixed
storageunitcontainingmorethanoneitemfromthetransferrequirementoverviewscreen.
Procedure
1.Choose:LogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesTransRqmtDisplayBy
storagetypefromtheSAPmenu,enterSourcestoragetype902(goodsreceiptareainthestandardsystem)
andchooseENTER.
Thereareseveralwaystoarriveatthetransferrequirementoverviewscreen.Thismanualmethodisused
forthisexampleonly.
2.SelectatransferrequirementwithtwoormoreitemsandchooseTOinforeground.
Thesystemdisplaysthreetabs:
Activeworklist
Inactiveitems
Processeditems
ChangethequantitiesintheSelectedquantitydatafieldstothedesiredquantities.ChooseCreateSU
(single)fromtheapplicationtoolbar.Thesystemdisplaysthepreparationscreenforplacingthemixed
storageunitintothewarehouse.
3.Onthepreparationscreen,youmustenterthestorageunittype(SUT)ofthestorageunitthatyouare
creatingintheStorageunittypefield.
DependingonthesettingsinCustomizingforWarehouseManagement,youmayalsoneedtoentera
destinationstoragetypethatisSUmanaged.ChooseCreatetrans.ordertocompletethepreparationscreen
forthetransferorder.Ifyoudidnotenterthemmanually,thesystemassignsthestoragebinandSUnumber
forthestorageunit.OnthisscreenyoualsohavetheoptiontochooseResettransferorder.Thismakesit
possibleforyoutoenteranewSUnumberand/ordestinationstoragebin.
4.Tocompletethetask,postthetransferordertothedatabase.
Thesystemcreatesaseparatetransferorderitemforeachmaterialiteminthestorageunit.Ifanerroroccurs
whenyoucreateatransferorderitem(forexample,ifyouattempttostoreamixedpalletinastoragearea
wheremixedstorageisnotallowed),thesystemdisplaystheitemscreenwhentheerroroccursforthe
correspondingSUitem.
AddingMaterialstoanExistingStorageUnit
UsingSUmanagement,youcanaddmaterialstoexistingstorageunits.Todothis,youmustknowthenumber
ofthestorageunittowhichyouwanttoaddstock.Toaddmaterialstoanexistingstorageunit,fromthe
transferrequirementoverviewscreen.

1.Selectthedesirediteminthefirstcolumn.ChooseTOForegrnd.ChangethequantityintheSelected
quantitydatafieldtothedesiredquantity.ChooseGotoStorageunitAdditiontostock.
2.EntertheSUnumberoftheexistingstorageunitinthedialogboxthatappearsandchooseCopy.
Onthetransferorderpreparationscreen,thesystemselectstheAcolumntoidentifyitemsthatalreadyexist
inthestorageunit.Theitem(s)thataretobeaddedtothestorageunitappearinthelistwiththeexisting
items.
3.Tocreatethetransferorderitemstobeaddedtothestorageunit,chooseCreatetrans.order.
4.Tocompletethetransferorder,chooseCreatefromtheapplicationtoolbar.
CreatingStorageUnitsManually
Use
Whenyoucreatetransferordersforstorageunitsmanually,thesamefunctionsareavailableasthosefor
creatingtransferordersbasedontransferrequirements.Youcan
Createhomogeneousstorageunits
Createmixedstorageunits
Additemstoanexistingstorageunit
ForinformationonhowtocreatetransferorderswhenSUmanagementisnotactiveinyoursystem,see
CreatingTransferOrders.
Procedure
Creatinghomogeneousstorageunits
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWarehouseProcessesStockTransferCreate
TransferOrderNoSourceObjectfromtheSAPmenu.
2.Enterthewarehousenumber,movementtype(501inthestandardsystem),material,requestedquantity,
plantandstoragelocationandchoosePreparation.
3.Onthepreparationscreen,enterastoragetypethatismanagedforstorageunitsandchooseStock
placementbackground.
Thesystemproposesbothadestinationstoragebinandadestinationstorageunit.Ifthedestinationstorage
typeisassignedtoanIDpoint,thesystemcreatestheTOworkingitemwiththeIDpointstoragetype(see
UsinganIDpointandExample:PutawayusinganIDpoint).
4.Tocompletethetask,postthetransferordertothedatabase.
Creatingmixedstorageunits
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWarehouseProcessesStockTransferCreate
TransferOrderCreateStorageUnit.
2.Ontheinitialscreenyoumustenterthewarehousenumberandthemovementtype.YoucanentertheSU
numbermanually.
Youcanalsoenteradditionaldefaultinformationthatisthenvalidforallitemsofthestorageunityouare
creating.ChoosePreparation.

3.OntheTOpreparationscreenyouenterthestorageunittypeandalistofthematerialsandquantitiestobe
containedinthestorageunit.DependingonthesettingsinCustomizing,youmayalsoneedtoentera
destinationstoragetypethatisSUmanaged.
4.ChooseCreatetrans.ordertocompletethepreparationscreenforthetransferorder.
Thesystemassignsthestorageunitnumberandstoragebinforthestorageunit,unlesstheyhavealready
beenenteredmanually.OnthisscreenyoualsohavetheoptiontochooseResetTO.Thismakesitpossible
foryoutoenteranewstorageunitnumberand/ordestinationstoragebin.
5.Tocompletethetask,postthetransferordertothedatabase.
Youcanalsousethisproceduretocreatesinglehomogeneousstorageunits.Inthiscase,enteronlyone
materialitemforthestorageunitinthetransferorderpreparationscreen.
Addmaterialstoanexistingstorageunit
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWarehouseProcessesStockTransferCreate
TransferOrderExpandStorageUnit.OntheinitialscreenyoumustentertheSUnumberofthestorage
unit.
Youcanalsoenterdefaultinformationthatisthenusedforallitemsofthestorageunityouareextending.In
addition,youmustenterthemovementtypeforthematerialtobeaddedtothestorageunit.Again,youhave
theoptionofenteringdefaultinformationthatwillbeusedlaterinthetransactionforeachitemtobeadded.
2.Togotothetransferorderpreparationscreen,choosePreparation.
Thesystemdisplaystwotabs:
Itemstobeadded
StockinSU
TheItemstobeaddedtabisusedtoenterthematerialsthatyouwanttoaddtotheSU.TheStockinSUtab
liststhematerialsthatarealreadyintheSU.Certainvaluesdisplayedonthisscreen(forexample,the
destinationstoragebin)cannotbechangedbecausetheypertaintothealreadyexistingstorageunit.
3.Enterthematerials,quantitiesandanyotherpertinentinformationformaterialsthatyouwanttoaddtothe
storageunitandchooseCreatetrans.order.Thesystemcreatestheworkingitemsforthetransferorder.At
thispoint,youstillhavetheoptiontochooseResetTOifyouneedtoaddmorematerialsorcorrectthe
workingitems.
4.Tocompletethetask,postthetransferordertothedatabase.
AutomaticBinSearch
InWM,youdefinestrategiesthesystemusesto"automatically"searchforstoragebinsforstockplacements
andremovals.WhenSUmanagementisactive,WMautomaticallyfindsstoragebinsinbasicallythesame
mannerasinthestandardsystemwithoutSUmanagement.Thisincludesthemethodsusedtostore
homogeneousstorageunits.However,onequestionmustbediscussedregardingmixedpallets:"Howdoes
WMsearchforstoragebinswithmixedstorageunits?"
StoringMixedPallets
Sincemixedstorageunitscontainmorethanonematerialitem,thesystemmustselectoneofthesematerials
touseasabasisforthestoragebinsearchprocess.Theselectionofthismaterialitemispurelyarbitrary.The

characteristicsdefinedfortheselectedmaterialarethenusedtocarryouttheautomaticstoragebinsearch
function.Allothermaterialitemscontainedinthestorageunitmustfollowandaretransferredtothestoragebin
selectedforthematerialitemthatwaschosenforthesearchprocess.
SystemChecks
Independentofthematerialselectedbythesystemfortheautomaticstoragebinsearchfunction,thenormal
systemchecksarecarriedoutforallmaterialsinthestorageunit(suchashazardousmaterialscheckingor
mixedstorage)toinsurethatnoerrorsoccurforstockplacements.
ConfirmingTransferOrdersforStorageUnits
Whenyouconfirmatransferorderoratransferorderitem,youareverifyingthattherequiredquantityof
materialhasactuallybeentransferredfromonelocationtoanotherandthattheprocessingofthetransferorder
oritemhasbeencompleted.WhenSUmanagementisactiveinyoursystem,youhavethreeoptionsfor
confirmingtransferorders.Youcan
Confirmacompletetransferorder
Confirmoneofseveralitemsinatransferorder
Confirmopenitemsforasinglestorageunit
1.Toconfirmatransferorderforastorageunit,chooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhse
ProcessesStockTransferConfirmTransferOrderSingleItemsforStorageUnitInOneStepfrom
theSAPmenu.
2.Enterthestorageunitnumber.ChooseENTER.
Thesystemdisplaysalistofalltheopentransferorderitemsforthestorageunit.
3.Fromthispointyouconfirmtransferorderswithorwithoutdifferencesusingthesameproceduresdescribed
forthestandardsystemwithoutSUmanagement.
DisplayingtheContentsofaStorageUnit
InWM,youcandisplaystorageunit(SU)numbersinallfunctionsinwhichstockreviewscreensarenormally
displayed.Inthesefunctions,youcandisplaytheheaderinformationforastorageunitorthestockcontainedin
aparticularstorageunit.
Todisplaystorageunitinformation
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesBinsandStockDisplaySingle
DisplaysStorageUnitfromtheSAPmenu.
2.EntertheSUnumberintheStorageunitfieldontheinitialscreenandchooseENTER.
3.IfyouchooseDisplay,informationaboutthestorageunititselfisdisplayed.
Fromthisscreen,youcanchooseStoragebintodisplayinformationaboutthestoragebinorStockto
displaythecontentsofthestorageunit.
IfyouchooseStockandthereisonlyoneiteminthestorageunit,thesystemdisplaysinformationaboutthe
quant.Ifthereismorethanoneiteminthestorageunit,thesystemdisplaysthestockitemlist.Fromthislist,
chooseStoragebintodisplayinformationaboutthestoragebin.Todisplayinformationaboutaquant,move
thecursortoalineintheitemlistandchooseQuant.

IdentificationPoint
Definition
Inmanywarehouses,certainstoragetypes(suchashighrackstorageareas)requireidentification(ID)points.
ThetransferofallstorageunitsintothesestoragetypesmustbeaccomplishedviatheIDpoint.InWM,theID
pointisaphysicallocationinawarehousemanagedforstorageunitswhereincominggoodsareidentifiedfor
furtherprocessing.
Use
ThetransferofstockfromthegoodsreceiptareaviaanIDpointintoahighrackstorageareaisillustratedin
thefollowinggraphic.
Forexample,ifyouhaveassignedtheIDpointstoragetype011tostoragetype010,whenyouattempttostore
goodsinstoragetype010,thesystemwillautomaticallysendthemtoIDpointstoragetype011first.When
goodsaretransferredfromthegoodsreceiptareatotheIDpoint,thesystemassignsdynamiccoordinatesto
thestoragebinusingthequantnumber.Thisisillustratedinthefollowinggraphic:
Formixedpallets,thesystemarbitrarilyselectsoneofthequantnumbersfromthematerialsinthestorageunit.
Structure
Anidentificationpointcanbeusedforthefollowingpurposes:
Comparisonofsysteminformationtoactualcontents
Sincestorageunitsareidentifiedbytheirstorageunitnumberwhentheyareputaway,thecontentsofeach
storageunitcaneasilybedisplayedonthecomputerscreen.Thismakesitpossibletomakearough
comparisonofthesysteminformationwiththephysicalcontentsofthestorageunit.
Contourcontrol
AnautomaticcontourcontrolisoftencarriedoutattheIDpointtodeterminewhetherthestorageunitwas
loadedproperly.
Changingthemodeoftransport
Frequently,themodeoftransportischangedattheIDpoint.Forexample,storageunitsareoften
transferredfromaforklifttoaconveyor.
Todeterminethefinaldestination
ThedestinationstoragebininthefinalstoragetypeisdeterminedattheIDpoint.Sincethedestinationbinis
notassigneduntilthestorageunitarrivesattheIDpoint,thelocationofthebinisissuedbasedonthemost
currentinformationabouttheavailablespaceinthestoragearea.
UsinganIDPoint
AnidentificationpointisdefinedintheWMsystemasastoragetype.Toavoidmisunderstanding,definitionsare
providedforthefollowingterminology:
IDPointStorageType
TheIDpointstoragetypeisastoragetypethatismanagedforstorageunits.IDpointstoragetypesarenot
enteredintothestoragetypesearchstrategyconfigurationtable.
PhysicalStorageType

Thephysicalstoragetypeisthefinaldestinationforastorageunitduringputaways.Thisstoragetypemustbe
enteredintothetableforstoragetypesearches.
Therefore,thetotalputawayprocessforastorageunitconsistsoftwosteps:
1.First,atransferordermovesthestorageunittotheIDpoint.
2.AsecondtransferordermovesthestorageunitfromtheIDpointtothefinalstoragebin.
DefininganIDPointStorageType
Todefineastoragetypeasanidentificationpoint,seeStorageunitsMasterdataDefinestoragetype
controlintheWarehouseManagementIMGdocumentation.
Example:PutawayUsinganIDPoint
OnceyouhavedefinedtheIDstoragetypeandthefinalstoragetypeinCustomizing,youcantransferstorage
unitsinitiallytoanIDpointbeforemovingthemtotheirfinaldestinationinthewarehouse.
Prerequisites
SpecifyastoragetypeastheIDpointforanotherstoragetypeinthestoragetyperecord.Thefollowing
exampledemonstratesthetransferofastorageunitintohighrackstorageviaanidentificationpoint.Forthis
example,wehavespecifiedstoragetype011astheIDpointforstoragetype010.Thefollowingprocedure
describeshowtomanuallycreateatransferorderforastorageunitfromatransferrequirementwithoneitem.
Procedure
Fromthetransferrequirementoverviewscreen
1.ChooseEnvironmentTOinforegr.
Thesystemgoestothepalletizationscreentopreparethestorageunitforputaway.Ifthereismorethan
oneiteminthetransferorder,thesystemdisplaysthreetabs.TheActiveworklisttabliststheopenitems.If
youchoosePalletization,theprocedureisbasicallythesameasdescribedbelowwiththeexceptionthatyou
mustprocesstheitemsoneatatime.Formoredetailedinformationaboutcreatingtransferordersfromthe
tabs,seeCreatingaTOforaTransferRequirementManually.
2.Onthetransferorderpreparationscreen,enter010asthedestinationstoragetypeandchoosePutaway
bckgrnd.Thesystemassignsastorageunitnumberanddestinationstoragebin(thequantnumberasa
dynamiccoordinate).Althoughweentered010asthedestinationstoragetype,thesystemautomatically
assignsthepallettotheidentificationpointinstoragetype011,whichwasdefinedinthestoragetypedata
record.
3.TocreatethetransferorderchooseTransferorderPost.
Atthisstageinthetwostepprocess,thefirsttransferorderwhichbringsthestorageunittotheIDpointis
createdandthefirststepiscompleted.
TransferringaStorageUnitfromtheIDPoint
Usage
OnceastorageunitisreceivedattheIDpoint,itismovedtothefinaldestinationstoragebinusingthe
transactionMoveStorageUnit.Thistransactioncanbeusedforseveralpurposes,butitwasdesigned
specificallytomoveindividualstorageunitsfromtheIDpointintothefinalstoragetype.

Procedure
Thefollowingproceduredescribeshowthetransactionworks:
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesStockTransferCreateTransfer
OrderMoveStorageUnitfromtheSAPmenu.
2.EnterthestorageunitnumberandmovementtypeintotheappropriatedatafieldsandchooseGoto
Preparation.
Werecommendthatyoucreateanewmovementtypethatspecifiesthedestinationstoragetypeinthe
warehousetobespecificallyusedforstorageunittransfersfromtheIDpoint.Initially,youcanuse
movementtype999(warehousesupervision)fortestingpurposes.Todefinethemovementtypeforinternal
transfersfromtheIDpoint,chooseLogisticsExecutionWarehouseManagementActivitiesDefine
TransactionParametersinCustomizingforWarehouseManagement,andenterthenewmovementtypefor
transactioncodeLT09.
Thesystemthensearchesforanyexistingopentransferordersforthestorageunit.Ifnoopentransfer
ordersexist,thesystemdisplaysthetransferorderpreparationscreen.Ifanopentransferorderisfound,
youcanconfirmtheopenitemsandpostthetransferordertothedatabase.Afteryouconfirmtheopen
items,thesystemdisplaysthepreparationscreenforthetransferorderthatwillmovethestorageunitfrom
theIDpointintothefinalstoragetype.
3.Onthepreparationscreenthesystemliststhecurrentcontentsofthestorageunit.Youcanmanuallyenter
thedestinationstoragebinorallowthesystemtochooseitforyou.ChooseGotoCreatetrans.order.
ThesystemthenelectstotransportthestorageunitfromtheIDpointtothefinalstoragetype.Thisis
directed,amongotherthings,bytheentriesyoumakeforthedestinationstoragetypeandbinwhenyou
definethemovementtype.
4.Tocreatethetransferorderandpostittothedatabase,chooseTransferorderPost.
Result
AsecondtransferorderisnowcreatedwhichtransfersthestorageunitfromtheIDpointtoitsdestination.a
storagebininthefinalstoragetype.Oncethetransferorderisconfirmed,thestockplacementviaanIDpointis
completed.
StockPickingUsingStorageUnitManagement
Inthissectionweexplainhowtransferordersareprocessedforpickingstorageunitswhenevermaterialsare
pickedforgoodsissue.Also,youwilllearnhowtosetupstoragetypeswithpickingstrategiesforStorageUnit
Management(SUManagement).
ForeachoftheprimarymethodsusedinSUmanagementtoprocesstransferorders,anexampleispresented
toclarifywhathappensbothphysicallyandintheWarehouseManagement(WM)componentitself.
PickingStrategiesUsedinSUManagement
Forwarehousesinwhichstorageunitmanagementisactive,themannerinwhichpickingstrategiesarecarried

outinthesystemisbasicallythesamewithorwithoutstorageunitmanagementtheyarematerialorientedand
quantityorientedinWM.
Whenyoucreateatransferorderitemtopickacertainmaterial,thesystemsearchesforstoragebinswiththe
requiredquantsbasedonthestrategiesdefinedinthesystem.Howthesystemautomaticallyattemptstofind
requestedmaterialsisalsocarriedoutinthesamemanner.
Forstockpicks,thedifferencebetweenSUmanagedstoragetypesandstoragetypeswithoutSUmanagement
aredescribedasfollows:
WhenaspecificquantityisremovedfromanSUmanagedstoragetype,notonlythestoragebininformation
isupdated,butalsothestorageunitinvolved.
Whenyoucreatepicktransferorders,youcandisplaystorageunitsonselectedscreens.
Thisallowsyoutomanuallyselectstorageunitsproposedbythesystem.
InSUmanagedstoragetypes,completestockpickingisdefineddifferently.Also,therespectivefunctions
havebeenchanged.
CompleteStockPicksinSUManagedStorageTypes
Youshouldactivatecompletestockpickingwhenyoucannotpickstockfromthestoragebinitself.Youdefine
howcompletestockpicksarehandledinthesystematthestoragetypelevel.Forinformationonhowtodefine
storagetypedefaultvaluesforSUmanagement,seetheWarehouseManagementIMGdocumentation.
ForstoragetypesthatarenotSUmanaged,thesystemalwaysremovestheentirequant.Aftertherequired
materialispicked,thesystemfindsareturnbinfortheremainingpartofthequant.Areturnitemiscreated
withinthetransferorderitemthatspecifieswherethepartialquantwillbeplaced.Foradescriptionofthis
process,seeReleasingStockfromInspection.
ForSUmanagedstoragetypes,completestockpickdoesnotrefertothepickingofquantsbuttostorageunits.
Whenonlypartofthematerialsinthestorageunitarerequired,thismeansthattheentirestorageunitmustbe
removedfromthebin.
ReturningStocktotheSameBin
Ifyouhavedefinedcompletestockpickforastoragetype,regardlessofwhetheritisSUmanagedornot,you
alsohavetheoptionofactivatingtheReturnsamebinfield.
"Returnstocktothesamebin"meansthat,wheneveraquantorstorageunitispartiallyemptiedbypickingonly
partofthematerialscontainedinitastheresultofacompletestockpick,theremainingmaterialsarereturned
tothesamestoragebinfromwhichtheywereremoved.
ForstoragetypesthatarenotSUmanaged,remainingpartialquantsarenormallyreturnedtotheiroriginal
storagebinsforSUmanagedstoragetypes,partialstorageunitscanalsobereturnedtotheiroriginalbinsor
theycanbereturnedtoastoragetypespecificallydesignatedforpartialpallets.
OptionsforCompleteStockPicking
Basedonthedefinitionforcompletestockpickandreturningstocktothesamebindescribedabove,thereare

threeoptionsavailableforconfiguringyourSUmanagedstoragetypes:
Nocompletestockpick
Completestockpickwithreturntothesamebin
Completestockpickusingapickpoint.ThesethreeprocessesaredescribedinPartialStockPicks.
LifeCycleofaStorageUnitNumber
AstockpickhasadestinationstoragetypeinWMnormally,thisistheinterimstoragetypeforgoodsissues.As
mentionedinSUManagedStorageTypes,interimstorageareascannotbeSUmanaged.Whathappensthen,
whenanentirestorageunitismovedfromaSUmanagedstoragetypeintoastoragetypethatisnotSU
managed?
StorageUnitTransfersintoStorageTypesthatarenotSUmanaged
WhatoccursisexactlytheoppositeofwhenastorageunitismovedfromastoragetypethatisnotSU
managedintoanSUmanagedstoragetype.IfyouhaveastockputawayintoanSUmanagedstoragetype,the
systemcreatesastorageunitnumberforthestorageunitconcerned.
IfyouhaveastockpickfromanonSUmanagedstoragetype,ontheotherhand,thestorageunitnumberof
thestorageunitislost.ThismeansthatthestorageunitnolongerexistsinWMafteranentirestorageunitis
movedtoastoragetypethatisnotSUmanagedandthetransferorderitemsforthatstorageunitare
confirmed,.
StorageUnitTransfersintoSUmanagedStorageTypes
Foroptimizationorotherreasons,therearesomesituationsinwhichyoucreatetransferorderstomove
storageunitsfromoneSUmanagedstoragetypetoanotherSUmanagedstoragetypewithinthewarehouse.
Forthesetypesofmovements,thefollowingoptionsareavailable:
WhenacompletehomogeneousstorageunitisremovedandtransferredtoanotherSUmanagedstorage
type,theSUnumberisnotchanged.
WhenonlypartofastorageunitisremovedandsenttoanotherSUmanagedstoragetype,this"part"
receivesanewSUnumberifitisnotincludedaspartofanalreadyexistingstorageunit.
PartialStockRemovals
Inthefollowingsections,wedescribetheprocessesthattakeplaceinthesystemwhenonlypartofthestockis
removedfromfullstorageunits.Therearethreeoptionstoconfigureastoragetypeforremovingstorageunits.
Nocompleteremovalrequirement
Completeremovalrequirementwithreturntothesamebin
Completeremovalusingapickpoint
Foreachoftheexamples,itisassumedthatthestoragetypefromwhichstockisremovedisastoragetypein
whichSUmanagementisactive.

NoCompleteRemovalRequirement
By"nocompleteremoval"wemeanthatonlypartofthestockinastorageunitispickedandthestorageunit
remains(withtherestofthematerials)inthesamebin.
Usingthismethodofstockremoval,severaltransferorderscanbeprocessedsimultaneouslytopickmaterials
fromasinglestorageunit.Thestorageunitisnotblockedbythesystem(forexample,duetounconfirmed
transferorderitems).Thestorageunitremainsinthesamebinthroughouttheentireprocess.Althoughthe
quantityofmaterialtobepickedisblockedwhenthetransferorderispostedinthesystem,alloftheremaining
stockinthestorageunitisavailable.
CompleteRemovalRequirementwithReturntoSameBin
Forthisprocess,onlypartofthematerialscontainedinastorageunitareremoved.Asmentionedin
"Strategies"inStockRemovalsUsingStorageUnitManagement,youcandefineastoragetypefor
organizationalreasonssothatanentirestorageunitisremovedfororderpicking.Thepartialstorageunitwith
theremainingmaterialsisthenreturnedtothesamestoragebinfromwhichitwasremoved.
InWM,forthisprocess,thestorageunitremainsinternallyinthesamebin.Thetemporarycondition,during
whichthestorageunitphysicallyleavesthestoragebinandreturnsagain,isnotdisplayedinthesystem.When
youpostatransferordertoremoveaspecificquantityofmaterialfromastorageunit,theremainingmaterials
onthatstorageunitareblockedfromremovalbyothertransferorderitems.(Theonlyexceptionoccursfor
multipleprocessing.)
CompleteRemovalUsingaPickPoint
Forthisprocess,acompletestorageunitisremovedfromastoragebinandmovedtoaspecificlocationinthe
warehouse(thepickpoint)wherepartofthematerialsinthestorageunitarepicked.Thepartialstorageunit
withtheremainingmaterialsisthenmovedusuallyinapredefinedmannertoanewstoragebininthe
warehouse.
PickPoint
Definition
Thepickpointistheactuallocationinthewarehousewhereitemsarepickedforapartialstockpickfroma
storageunit.Inanautomatichighrackstoragearea,thepickpointmaybeaspecificpointalongaconveyor
belttowhichstorageunitshavebeentransferredfororderpicking.Apickpointmayalsobeamarkedfloorarea
whereentirepalletscanbebroughtforpickingmaterialitems.
Use
Thefollowinggraphicshowshowsotrageunitsforpickingareassignedtoapickpointandafterwardshowthey
arebroughttoanotherstoragebin.
Onceastorageunitismovedtoastoragetypethatisnotmanagedforstorageunits,thestorageunitnumber
islost.Therefore,ifallthematerialsinastorageunitaretransferredtothegoodsissuearea,thestorageunit
ceasestoexistinWM.Toreceivethestorageunitwhenonlypartofthematerialsispicked,thestorageunitis
broughttothepickpoint.Therequiredgoodsarepickedandtransferredtothegoodsissuearea.Thestorage
unitisthenreturnedtothewarehousewiththeremaininggoods.Thismeansthattheremaininggoodsarestill

assignedtotheoriginalstorageunitnumberinWM.Inthiscase,thetransferordercontainsnotonlyasource
anddestinationstoragebin,butalsoareturnbin.
ReturningStorageUnits
Foryourorganization,thereareseveralpossibilitiesforwhathappenstoapartialstorageunitatthepickpoint
afterpicking.Twoexamplesareasfollows:
Thepartialstorageunitisreturnedtothesamestoragetypefromwhichitwaspicked,andanewstoragebin
isselected.
Thepartialstorageunitistransferredtoanotherstoragetype(forexample,toastoragetypethatis
specificallydesignatedforpartialstorageunits).
ConfigurationofaPickPoint
Beforeyoupickstockfromastoragetypeusingapickpoint,youmustconfigurethestoragetypesusingthe
Customizingfunction.
First,youmustdefineapickpointstoragetype.
Secondly,youmustconnectthepickpointtotheSUmanagedstoragetypefromwhichstockistobepicked.
PickingUsingaPickPoint
Afteryouremovestockfromacompletestorageunitusingapickpoint,itisoftennecessarytoreturnthe
storageunittoanotherbin.Thisprocessisdescribedasfollows:
1.First,atransferorderitemiscreatedtopickpartofthematerialsfromaspecificstorageunit.Thisitem
identifiesthesourcestoragebinasthebinwherethestorageunitislocatedandthedestinationstoragebin
forthequantityrequiredisidentifiedasaninterimstoragebininthegoodsissuearea.Technically(inthe
system),thestorageunitremainsinthesourcestoragebin,butisblockedforfurtherstockremovals.(The
onlyexceptionoccursformultipleprocessing.).
2.AsaresultoftheSUdocumentthatwasprintedwhenthetransferorderwascreated(orthenoticethatwas
senttothewarehousecontrolunit),theentirestorageunitisphysicallyremovedfromthestoragebinand
transferredtoapickpoint.
3.Atthepickpoint,storageunitsarereceivedwiththetransaction"TransOrderConfirmStorageunit"
Afterenteringthestorageunitnumber,individualremovalitemsaredisplayedonthescreenandcanbe
confirmed.
4.Whenthelastitempickedisconfirmed,thestorageunitwiththeremainingcontents(whichupuntilnowwas
locatedtechnicallyinitsoriginalstoragebin)ispostedinthesystemtothepickpoint.Thissystemtransfer
takesplaceinthebackgroundwithouttheneedforcreatingatransferorder.Atthispoint,thestorageunitis
locatedbothphysicallyandtechnicallyatthepickpoint.
5.Finally,theremainingmaterialitemsinthestorageunitaretransferredfromthepickpointtoanewstorage
binusingthetransaction"TransOrderCreateForstorageunit".
Theprimaryentryparametersforthistransactionarethestorageunitnumberandthemovementtype.By
defininganewmovementtypetodirectstorageunitstoaspecificstoragetype,youcanconfigurethe
systemtomatchyourorganizationalrequirements.Steps3,4and5aboveareaccomplishedbyswitching
backandforthbetweenthetransactions"TransOrderConfirmStorageunit"and"TransOrderCreate

Forstorageunit".Toexpeditethisprocess,youcancreateauserspecificprogramtolinkthetwo
transactionsasrequired.
Example:ReturningStockfromaPickPoint
Todemonstratewhathappensinthesystemwhenstockisremovedviaapickpointandapartialstorageunitis
returnedtoanotherbin,let'sassumethatyouwanttomanuallycreateatransferorderforagoodsissuetoa
costcenterfor250boxesofpencils.Forthisexample,onepalletnormallycontains100boxesofpencils.
Toprocessthisexample,youmustcompletethefollowingtasksintheordershown:
Createthetransferorderforthestorageunit
Confirmthetransferorderitems
Transfertheremainingquantityfromthepickpointtoanotherstoragebin
CreatingaTransferOrderforaStorageUnit
Onthetransferorderpreparationscreen,youhaveseveraloptionsforselectingmaterialitemstobepickedfor
thegoodsissue:
1.Toprocessmaterialitemsoneatatime,chooseCreateTOinforeground.Toallowthesystemtoprocess
materialitemsforyou,chooseCreateTOinbackground.Todisplayandselectfromalistofavailablestock,
chooseStock.
2.Todemonstratewhathappensphysicallyandinthesystem,forthisexample,let'sassumethatyouchose
CreateTOinbackground.Thesystemselects3homogeneousstorageunitscontaining100boxesof
pencils.However,only50boxesofpencilsaretoberemovedfromthethirdstorageunit.
3.Postthetransferordertothedatabase.
ConfirmingTransferOrderItemsforStorageUnits
Toconfirmtheitemsforatransferorderthatwascreatedforastorageunit
1.Choose:LogisticsLogisticsExecutionOutboundProcessGoodsIssueforOutboundDelivery
PickingConfirmTransferOrderSingleItemsforStorageUnitInOneStepfromtheSAPmenu.
2.EnterthestorageunitnumberforthefirstiteminthetransferorderintheStorageunitfield.Enterd(process
inbackground)intheForeground/backgroundfieldandchooseENTER.Thefirstitemisconfirmed.
3.Enterthestorageunitnumberfortheseconditeminthetransferorder,enterdinthe
Foreground/backgroundfieldandchooseENTER.Theseconditemisconfirmed.
Whathappenstofullhomogeneousstorageunitswhentheyareconfirmed?
Whenfullhomogeneousstorageunitsareconfirmed,theyaretransferredtothegoodsissuearea.Sincethe
goodsissueareaisnotSUmanaged,thestorageunitnumberinformationislostandisnolonger
recognizedbythesystem.
Ifyouattempttodisplaythestorageunitsforeitherofthefirsttwoitems,thesystemrespondswithanerror
messagethatthestorageunitsdonotexist.TheSUnumberswerelostwhenthematerialwasmovedtothe
goodsissuearea(whichisnotSUmanaged).

Whathappenstothepartialstorageunit?
Beforethethirdandfinalitemisconfirmed,technically(inthesystem),thestorageunitisstilllocatedinthe
originalstoragebinalthough,physically,ithasbeenremovedfromthatstoragebinandbroughttothepick
point.
Ifyoudisplaythestorageunitinformationforthethirdstorageunit(MasterDataStorageUnitDisplay),
theheaderindicatesthatthereisoneopentransferorderitem.Atthispoint,thestorageunithasastatusof
"3"(tobepicked).
4.Afteryouconfirmthetransferorderitemforthethirdstorageunit,ifyoudisplaythestorageunitinformation
again,youwillfindthatthestorageunitwiththeremainingquantitywaspostedtothepickpoint.Thequant
numberoftheremaining50boxesinthestorageunitisdisplayedasthestoragebin.
Now,thestorageunitislocatedbothphysicallyandtechnicallyatthepickpoint.(The50boxesrequestedby
thethirditeminthetransferorderwerepickedandtransferredtothegoodsissuearea.)Tocompletethistask,
youmusttransfertheremainingquantityfromthepickpointtoanotherstoragebininthewarehouse.
TransfersfromaPickPoint
Duringapartialstockremovalusingapickpoint,oncetherequiredstockhasbeenpickedandthestorageunit
hasbeenpostedtoapickpoint,theonlytaskthatremainsistotransferthestorageunitwiththeremaining
quantityfromthepickpointbackintoanotherstoragebininthewarehouse.Todothis,youmustcreateanew
transferorder.
Themanualprocedureisasfollows:
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesStockTransferCreateTransfer
OrderMoveStorageUnitfromtheSAPmenu.
2.Enterthestorageunitnumberandthemovementtypeontheinitialscreen.AsmentionedinTransferring
StorageUnits"inIdentificationPoints,werecommendthatyoudefineanewmovementtypetodirectstorage
unitstoaspecificstoragetypetomatchyourorganizationalrequirements.Todisplaythepreparationscreen
forplacingastorageunitintostock,choosePreparation.
3.Onthepreparationscreenyoucanenterthedestinationstoragetype,sectionandbin.Youcanalsoreturn
thestorageunittothesamestoragetypefromwhichitwasoriginallyremoved.
4.ChooseCreatetrans.ordertocreatethetransferorder.Thesystemselectsanewstoragebinforthe
remainingquantity.
5.Topostthetransferordertothedatabase,chooseTransferorderPostfromthemenubar.Onceyou
confirmthetransferorder,theprocessiscomplete.
SUmanagedBulkStorage
SUmanagedbulkstorageisdefinedasabulkstorageareainwhichstockismanagedatthestorageunitlevel.
Inbulkstorage,severalstorageunitsfitintoasinglestoragebin(onerowinablockofrows).

Use
WhyuseSUmanagedbulkstorage?
Thegoodsreceiptdatecanbemanagedatthestorageunitlevel.
Youcanpickstorageunitsfrombulkstoragecontainingmaterialsthatbelongtomorethanonebatch.
Itisnotpossibletodeterminethestorageunituntilconfirmation.
Features
InSUmanagedbulkstorage,youcan:
Managepartialquantities
Manageallcombinationsofmixedstorage
Storebothhomogeneousandmixedstorageunitsinastoragebin
Allowmixedstoragewithoutanyrestrictionswhatsoever
Selectpreferenceswhenstoringmaterialsinbulkstoragethat:
Forbidmixedstorageentirely(onlyonematerialnumberandstorageunitswithonlyonequantisallowed)
Allowseveralmaterialsinastoragebin,butonlyonematerialonanindividualstorageunitwithdifferent
batches
Allowonlyonematerialinastoragebin,butwithdifferentbachesinboththebinandinthestorageunit
Allowonlyonematerialnumberinastoragebinwithdifferentbatches,butwithonlyonebatchinastorage
unit
ThesefeaturescanbeselectedinCustomizingwhenyoudefinetheparametersforSUManagement.This
belowillustratesanSUmanagedbulkstorageareawithstoragebinsthatareoccupied.
OneoftheprimarycharacteristicsofSUmanagedbulkstorageisthatthesystemdoesnotkeeparecordofthe
exactlocationofaparticularstorageunitinabin.Becauseofthis,thesystemdoesnotknowwhichstorage
unitsarelocatedinthe"front"ofabinmakingthemaccessibleforpicking.
IdentificationofStorageUnitsinBulkstorage
Forstockremovals,thischaracteristicpresentsaproblem.Sincethesystemdoesnothavearecordofthe
actualstructureofthestorageunitsinablock,itcannotrecommendspecificstorageunitsfororderpicking.
Consequently,astockremovalisinitially"neutral"asfarasstorageunitsareconcerned.Whenyoucreatea
transferorder,therecanbenoreferencetospecificstorageunitnumbers,becausethesystemcannotidentify
whichstorageunitsarepickeduntiltheyarephysicallyremovedfromastoragebin.TheSUnumbersthatyou
selectmustthenbecommunicatedtothesystemwhenyouconfirmthetransferorders.Afterwards,thesystem
canmaketheappropriateupdates.
SystemControls
AsinotherSUmanagedstoragetypes,youmanagestockinbulkstorageatthestorageunitlevel.Sinceyou
cannotdeterminewhichstorageunitswillbeselectedfororderpicking,youcancreatetransferordersforstock
removalswithoutidentifyingstorageunitnumbers.Consequently,youinitiallycreatetransferorderitemswhich
specifyonlyarequirement(nottobeconfusedwithatransferrequirement)topickacertainquantityofmaterial

fromadesignatedblockorstoragebininbulkstorage.Forthispurposeseveralsystemcontrolsareprovided
forbulkstorage.
PartialPicking
Usingthisparameter,youcancontrolwhetherpartialpalletsareallowedinastoragetype.Apartialpalletisa
palletwhosequantityisnotthesameasthestandardquantitydefinedinthematerialmasterrecord.Youcan
activatepartialpalletmanagementindependentlyfromthemixedstorageparameter.
ThisindicatormustbeselectedwhenyouusemixedstorageindicatorsB(severalbatchesperbinandstorage
unit)andX(unrestrictedmixedstorage).YoucanalsoconfigureCustomizingusingtheswitchcompletestock
removalsothatyoucanpickonlyfullpalletsevenwhenpartialquantitiesareallowed.
TotalQuantCount
SincethesystemcannotidentifyspecificSUnumbersforstockremovals,anavailabilitycontrolisimplemented
topreventthesystemfromattemptingtoremovetoomanystorageunitsfromindividualblocks.Thisproblemis
resolvedinWMbythesocalledtotalquantcount.
Inbulkstorage,thetotalquantcountisthesumtotalofallstock(foreachmaterialandbatch)inastoragebin.
InformationaboutstockstoredineachbinismaintainedinthesamemanneraswithoutSUmanagement.
However,thesystemadditionallykeepstrackofthetotalstockthathasaccumulatedintheentirestoragebin.
Thetablebelowillustrateshowthesystemcalculatesthetotalquantcount.
TotalQuantCountCalculation
Thetotalquantcountalwaysrepresentsthetotalstocksituationinastoragebininbulkstorage.
StockPlacement
Whenyouplacestorageunitsintobulkstorage,bothindividualquantsandthetotalquantcountareupdated
immediately.Forexample,ifyouaddanotherstorageunittothestoragebinillustratedintheabovetable,a
normalquantisaddedandthetotalquantcountisincreasedaccordingly.
StockPlacementChecks
Whenyouputawaystorageunits,thesystemchecksthemixedstorageindicatortoensurethatstorageunits
arestoredproperly.
StockRemoval
Whenthesystemcreatesthetransferorderitemforastockremoval,itdoesnotcreateitforaspecificquantor
storageunit.(Theexceptiontothisiswhenyoumanuallyrequestaspecificstorageunitorquantforpicking.In
thiscase,thesytemcreatesanormaltransferorderitem.)
Initially,thesystemonlyreducestheavailablequantityofstockinthetotalquantcount.Nootherupdatesare
possible,becausethesystemdoesnotknowatthispointwhichstorageunitswillbepicked.Theparameter
completeremovaldeterminestheactualquantitythatisremovedfromthetotalquantcount.Therefore,ifyou
havedefinedcompletestockremovalforthestoragetype,theavailablequantityinthetotalquantcountis
reducedaccordinglybasedonthestandardamountdefinedinthematerialmasterforthepallettype.Complete

stockremovalisautomaticallyactivewhenpartialpalletsarenotallowed.Ifcompletestockremovalisnot
active,thesystemreducesthetotalquantcountbytheexactamountthatisrequested.
Confirmation
Whenyouconfirmtransferorderitemsforstockremovalsfrombulkstorage,youcommunicatethestorageunit
numbersthatwereactuallypickedtothesystem.Thesystemupdatesthestorageunitandquantinformation.
ProcessingRemainingQuantities
Theprocessingofremainingquantitiesdependsonwhetheryouhaveenteredapickpointstoragetypeinthe
storagetyperecord.Remainingquantitiesoccurduringconfirmationwhentherequestedquantityissmaller
thanthequantitycontainedinthestorageunitthatwaspicked.Thismeansthattheprocessingofremaining
quantitiesdoesnottakeplaceuntilyouconfirmatransferorder.
Ifyouhavedefinedapickpointforthestoragetype,thestorageunitistransferredtothepickpoint.Ifitisa
mixedstorageunit,thesystemalsopostsanyothermaterialsinthatstorageunittothepickpoint.Ifthereno
pickpointdefinedforthestoragetype,theremainingquantitystayswiththestorageunitinthesamestorage
bin.
Confirmation
Whenyouconfirmthetransferorder,thesamethinghappensthatwouldnormallyhappenwhenyouremovea
storageunitthatwaspickedfromanySUmanagedstoragetypeforwhich"completeremoval"isdefined.
Partialpalletsthatexistasaresultofstockremovalsfrombulkstoragearepostedtoapickpointand,
subsequently,areplacedintoastoragetypewherepartialstorageunitsareallowed.
TransferOrderProcessingforStockRemovals
WhenyoucreateatransferordertopickacertainmaterialfromSUmanagedbulkstorage,anormaltransfer
orderitemiscreated.Asmentionedpreviously,thistransferorderitemis"neutral"withrespecttostorageunits
becausetheindividualSUnumbershavenotyetbeenidentifiedbythesystem.Inthesystem,thisinitialtransfer
orderitembehavesmorelikeatransferrequirementitem,sinceitneitherupdatestheactualstocknorthe
storageunit(s)required.
Process
Whathappenswhenyoucommunicatetothesystemthestorageunitsthatwereactuallypickedfrombulk
storage?
1.First,the"neutral"transferorderitemdataisupdated.Thismeansthat,forthisitem,theconfirmedquantity
isincreasedaccordingly.
2.Secondly,itemsareaddedtothetransferorderbasedonthestorageunitsthatwereactuallypickedfromthe
bulkstoragebinforthismovement.
3.Oncethestockremovalforabulkstoragebinhasbeencompleted,the"neutral"transferorderitemis
deleted.
ConfirmingSUNeutralTransferOrderItems
ProcessingStockRemovalsfromBulkstorage

Therearemanyvariationstothefollowingexampleandthescreensthatappeardependuponsettingsin
Customizing,themenusyouselectandtheentriesyoumakeonsubsequentscreens.Thefollowingisatypical
example.
Letsassumethatyouwanttoremove450boxesofmaterialTESTMATfrombulkstorage.Ifthereare100
boxesofTESTMATineachstorageunit,thesystemwillcreateatransferordertoremove5storageunitsfrom
SUmanagedbulkstorage.Thetransferorderwillinitiallycontainonlyone"neutral"transferorderitem
indicatingthat450boxesofmaterialTESTMATaretobepickedfrombulkstorage.
Procedure
Toconfirmthetransferorderintheexample,apossiblemanualprocedureisasfollows:
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesStockTransferConfirmTransfer
OrderSingleDocumentInOneStepfromtheSAPmenu.
2.EnterthetransferordernumberandwarehousenumberintheappropriatedatafieldsandchooseENTER.
Thesystemdisplaysthetransferorderoverviewscreenwithfourtabstripfolders.
3.SelectthetransferorderitemintheActiveworklistthatremovesthe5storageunitsandchooseConfirm
internallyfromtheapplicationtoolbar.
4.Onthestorageunitnumberentryscreen,entertheSUnumbersforthestorageunitspickedintheStorage
unitcolumn(orscanthemforpicking)andchooseENTER.
Thesystemsuggeststheavailablequantityasthepickquantity.Foroneofthestorageunits,enteronly50
boxesasthequantitytobepicked.DependingontheCustomizingsettings,thesystemwillpostthe
remaining50boxestothepickpointstoragetype.
Youcanchangethepickquantityorenteradifferencequantity.Youcannotentertheremainingquantity.
Instead,thesystemcalculatestheremainingquantityfromtheavailablequantityandthedifferencequantity.
Ifyoureducethepickquantityto0,itisthesameasnotpickingthestorageunit.
IfthequantityofthefirstSUyouenterexceedsthepickquantity,thesystemautomaticallysuggeststhe
removalquantity(thequantityrequiredinthetransferorderitem)asthePickquantityandcalculatesthe
Remainingquantity.Ifyoudecidenottoprocessaremainingquantitythesystemwillconfirmthetransfer
orderwithanoverdelivery.IftheConfirmationfieldinthe"Endofconfirmation"sectionofthescreenis
selected,thesystemwillcarryouttheconfirmationandignoreanydifferencesinthetransferorder.
5.ChooseConfirminforegroundorConfirminbackground.
HowtoProcessDifferences
6.Iftherearedifferences,enterthedifferenceintheDifferencequantityfieldandchooseENTER.Thesystem
calaculatestheremainingquantity.ChooseConfirminternally.
7.Inthedialogboxthatappears,chooseConfirmdifferenceorcancelandcorrectyourentries.
8.Tocompletethetransaction,chooseTransferorderPost.
Thesystemclearsthe"neutral"transferorderitemandcreatesthetransferorderitemsforeachstorageunit
removedfrombulkstorage.

DisplayingTransferOrdersafterConfirmation
Ifyoudisplaythetransferorderafterithasbeenconfirmed,item1(theneutralitem)nolongerexistsandthe
individualstorageunitsthatwerepickedareaddedasseparateitemsinthetransferorder.
PartialStorageUnitProcessing
Whenyouremovepartofthecontentsfromafullhomogeneousstorageunitfrombulkstorage,youmaywant
tostoreitinanotherstoragetype.Todothis,youneedtoassignapickpointtoSUmanagedbulkstorage
whenyoudefinethestoragetyperecord.ThisisdoneusingthesameproceduresasthoseusedforotherSU
managedstoragetypes.
Forbulkstoragetypesinwhichpartialpalletsareallowedorinwhichmixedstorageisallowed,theuseofapick
pointisnotrequired.SeeUsingaPickPointforinformationonhowtodefinestoragetypesforthispurpose.
BulkstorageControlParameters
Toinsurethattheproperamountofstockwillberemovedfromstorage,seethesectionStrategiesStock
placementstrategiesDefinestrategyforbulkstorageDefinestoragetypecontrolintheWarehouse
ManagementIMG.InCustomizingyouneedtomaintaintwoparameters,"Total"and"RoundOff",forSU
managementinconnectionwiththeprocessingofpartialstorageunits.
LevelofTotalQuantCount
TheTotalfieldisusedforinternalcalculationofthetotalquantcountforSUmanagedbulkstorage.This
parameterinfluencesbothstockplacementsandstockremovals.
StockPlacement
Forputawaysthisparametercontrolswhetherthesystemwillautomaticallymixbatchesornot.Iftheparameter
issetto1(batchneutral),thesystemlooksforastoragebinwherethematerialalreadyexists.Thebatch
numberisnottakenintoconsiderationinthiscase.Iftheparameterissetto2(batchspecific),thesystem
looksforastoragebinwherethebatchofthematerialalreadyexistsandattemptstoaddthenewstocktothe
existingstock.Ifthatisntpossible,thesystemlooksforanemptystoragebin.
StockRemoval
TheparametersthatinfluencepickingincludetheCompleteremovalrequirement,thelevelofthetotalquant
countandwhetherornotapickpointisenteredinthestoragetyperecord.
Thelevelofthetotalquantcountcontrolshowthetotalsinformationisprocessed.Thesystemcalculatesthe
totalquantcountseparatelyforeachstoragebinandforeachmaterialthatisinthisstoragebininSUmanaged
bulkstorageareas.Materialsthatrequirebatchescanalsoinfluencethislevel.Iftheparameterissetto2
(batchspecific),thesystemcalculatesatotalquantcountforeachbatch.Iftheparameterissetto1(batch
neutral),allthebatchesofthismaterialareaddedtogether.
Forstockremovals,whenthetotalquantcounthasbeencalculatedforbatches,youmustalsospecifythe
batchinthetransferorderitemtoensurethatthequantityissubtractedfromthecorrespondingtotalquant
count.Thismeansthattheusermayonlypickfromastorageunitthatcontainsthisbatch.

Whenyouconfirmthetransferorder,thesystemcheckswhetherthestorageunitentryalsocontainsthe
correspondingbatch.
Roundoff
WhenyouchooseRoundOff,youoptimizetheprocedureforpickingfromSUmanagedbulkstorageareas.This
functionisexplainedindetailintheexample.
OptimizingtheRemovalofPartialStorageUnits
WhenyouselecttheRoundOffdatacolumn,thesystemoptimizestheremovalofpartialstorageunits.
Prerequisites
Theprimaryprerequisiteisthatyouhavedefinedthestockremovalprocedureinsuchawaythatthesystem
firstselectsastoragetypeforpickingwhichismanagedforlarge/smallquantitiesand,afterwards,selectsthe
bulkstoragearea.Asaresult,thesystemsearchesforaparticularmaterialfirstinapickingarea(large/small
strategy)andtheninbulkstorage.
Example:OptimizationinBulkStorage
Thefollowingexampleillustrateshowtheoptimizationprocessworks.Thestoragetypesearchstrategyis
definedsothatitsearchesforamaterialfirstinapickingareaandafterwardsinabulkstorageareainwhich
fullstorageunitswiththesamematerialarestored.Forthisexample,350boxesofamaterialaretobepicked.
Thematerialisstoredonpalletswhichcontain100boxeseach.
WhatHappensintheSystemWithoutOptimization?
Thesystembeginsbylookingforthematerialfirstinthepickingarea.Sincethe350boxesconstitutetoolarge
anamountforthepickingarea(duetothecontrolquantitydefinitioninthematerialmaster),theyarenot
removedfromthepickingarea.
Next,thesystemsearchesforthe350boxesinbulkstorageandfindsthemthere.Fourfullpalletswith100
boxeseacharepickedsincecompleteremovalisgenerallyrequiredforstockremovalsfrombulkstorage.Asa
result,apartialpalletnowexiststhatcontains50boxesofthematerial.
WhatHappensintheSystemWithOptimization?
Asinthepreviouscase,thesystemfirstsearchesforthe350boxesinthepickingareabutbecauseofthelarge
amountis"turnedaway".Next,thesystemsearchesforthematerialsinbulkstorage.Withoptimization,the
systemroundstherequiredamountdowntothenextfullstorageunit.Inthiscase,thesystemselectsthreefull
palletswithatotalof300boxes(insteadoffourpalletstoincludeall350boxes).Fortheremaining50boxes,
thesystem"beginsthesearchagain"fortherequiredmaterials.
Therefore,thesystemlooksfirstinthepickingareatoseeiftheremaining50boxesareavailablethere.This
procedurepreventsthesystemfromcreatingpartialpalletsunnecessarilyandprovidesoptimalmanagementof
thepickingarea
StorageUnitDocuments
Fortransactionsinvolvingthemovementofstorageunits,youcanprintfourdifferentdocuments:

Transferorderdocument
Thetransferorder(TO)documentisthesamedocumentthatcanbeprintedintheexistingsystemwithout
usingSUmanagement.Thisdocumentdisplaysinformationaboutasingleitemforthemovementofa
materialinastorageunit.Ifthereareseveralitemsinatransferorderforastorageunit,aseparateTO
documentisprintedforeachitem.Thisdocumentdisplaysabarcode,thedateitwascreatedandsource
anddestinationstoragebins.
Storageunitcontentsdocument
Thisdocumentprovidesalistofthecontentsandquantitiesofallthematerialsinastorageunit.Thestorage
unitnumberisprintedinbothnumericalandbarcodeformats.
Storageunitdocument
Thestorageunit(SU)documentdisplaysseveralsectionswiththesameSUnumberinnumericalandbar
codeformats.Thisdocumentcanbeusedtosupportyouradministrativeprocesses.Forexample,whenyou
needtonotetheSUnumberforastorageunit,youcantearoffasmallsectionoftheSUdocumentfor
scanningorotheradministrativepurposes.
StorageUnit/TransferOrderDocument
TheSU/TOdocumentdisplaysinformationaboutthemovementofanentirestorageunit.Youcanprint
storageunitdocumentsmanuallyoryoucansetupyoursystemtoprintthemautomatically.
PrintingSUDocumentsAutomatically
TheWarehouseManagementIMGdocumentationprovidesinstructionsonhowtoconfigureyoursystemto
printSUdocumentswhenexecutingvarioustransactions.
Therearethreesituationswhenprintingstorageunitdocumentsismeaningful.
whencreatingstorageunits
whentransferringcompletestorageunits
forstockremovals
Eachsituationinvolvesthecreationofatransferorder.Thedocumentthatthesystemprintsdependsupon
thetransactionthatiscarriedout.

PrintingSUDocumentswhenCreatingStorageUnits
Whenyoucreatestorageunits,onthetransferorderpreparationscreenyoucanmanuallycontrolwhetherthe
SUcontentsdocumentwillbeprintedornot.
ThesystemautomaticallyselectsthePrintSUcontentsfieldonthepreparationscreenwhenyoucreatetransfer
orders.ThismeansthattheSUcontentsdocumentwillbeprintedwhenyoupostthetransferordertothe
database.Ifyoudeselectthisfield,thesystemwillnotprinttheSUcontentsdocument.Thispreventsthe
unnecessaryprintingofadocumentwhichwillbecomeobsoletesoonafteritisprinted.
Youhaveapartialpalletinthegoodsreceiptareaontowhichyouplantoaddmorematerialitems.Youmay
decidetodeselectthePrintSUcontentsfieldonthetransferorderpreparationscreenbecauseyouknowthat
theSUcontentsdocumentforthestorageunitwillnolongerbevalidwithinashorttime.Whenyouaddstockto

theexistingstorageunit,youcanthenselectthisfieldtoprinttheactualcontentsofthestorageunitwhenyou
postthetransferordertothedatabase.
PrintingSUDocumentsManually
Thistopicdescribeshowyoucanprintstorageunit(SU)documentsforaspecificstorageunitmanually.
Procedure
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInboundProcessGoodsReceiptforPurchaseOrder,Order
andOtherTransactionsPrintandCommunicationTransferOrderforStorageUnitfromtheSAPmenu.
2.Asaminimum,youmustenterthestorageunitnumberandselectatleastoneofthefourfieldsatthe
bottomofthescreen(DocumentSelection).Youcanprintone,two,threeorallfourofthestorageunit
documentslisted.
3.Fieldsarealsoprovidedforprintcodes,spoolingcontroldataandtheselectionofaspecificprinter.Choose
Printfromtheapplicationtoolbartoprintthedocument(s)selected.
4.ChoosePrintfromthepushbuttonsectioninordertoprinttheselecteddocument(s).Inadditiontotheprint
functionformanualprintingofentiretransferorders(PrintandCommunicationSinglePrintTransfer
Order),theselectionoptionalsocontainsthe"DocumentSelection".
StorageUnitPreplanning
Use
UsingSUmanagement,itispossibletopreplanstorageunits.Whenyoupreplanstorageunits,youcreateand
storedataaboutstorageunitsintheapplicationcomponentWarehouseManagement(WM)inadvance,thatis,
beforetheseactuallyarriveinthewarehouse.Whenthesestorageunitsarephysicallyreceivedinthe
warehouse,youcanthenidentifythembasedontheirstorageunitnumbersandthenputthemaway.No
manualinputisrequiredotherthanscanningtheSUnumbers.
Prerequisites
Itisimportanttorealizethatthepreplanningofstorageunitsisnothingmorethancreatingtransferordersatan
earlierpointintime.Therefore,thefollowingconditionsapply:
Whenyoupreplanstorageunits,itwouldmakenosensetoconfirmthesetransferordersimmediately.
ThesystemwillonlyassignSUnumbersifyoucreatetransferorderstomovestockintoan"SUmanaged"
storagetype.
Whenyoucreatetransferordersusingthepreplanningfunction,thesystemsuggestsstoragebinsinthe
normalmanner.Ifyouhaveconfiguredyoursystemtosearchforphysicalstoragebins(forexample,inhigh
rackstorage)thesebinswillbeblockedforputawayswhenyoupreplanthestorageunits.Itisbetter
thereforeifyousetupyoursystemsothatthestorageunitsarefirstassignedtoanIDpoint.
YoucancreateaseparateIDpointasa"goodsreceiptpointforpreplannedstorageunits".SinceanIDpoint(a
storagetypewithstockputawaystrategyQ)assignsdynamicstoragebins,itispossibleto"store"anynumber
ofpreplannedstorageunitsatthatIDpoint.WerecommendthatyoucreateyourownWMmovementtypesfor
preplannedactivitiessothatthepointsabovecanbeadheredto.

Activities
SUdocumentsareprintedwhenyoupreplanstorageunits.Youcanthenpassthesedocumentstothelocation
wherethestorageunitsareproducedinadvance.There,theycanbeattachedtothecorrespondingstorage
units.
1.Whentransferordersarepreplanned,thestorageunitsarefirsttransferredfromthegoodsreceiptareafor
productiontoanIDpoint.
2.WhenthestorageunitsphysicallyarriveattheIDpoint,thetransferorderitemsareconfirmedandasecond
transferorderiscreatedtomovethestorageunitsintothefinalstoragetype.
PreplanningStorageUnitsviaanIDPoint
Procedure
Topreplanstorageunits
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInboundProcessGoodsReceiptforPurchaseOrder,Order
andOtherTransactionsPutawayCreateTransferOrderPreplanStorageUnitsfromtheSAPmenu.
2.Foraproductionorder,asaminimumenterthe
Warehousenumber
Plannedexecutiondate
Movementtype
Requestedquantity
Materialnumber
Plant
ChoosePreparation.
3.Enterormodifyinformationonthepreparationscreenasdesired.
4.ChoosePutawayforeground.orCreateTOinbackground.
Thesystemassignsstorageunitnumbersanddestinationstoragebins.Youcansetupthesystemtoassign
dynamicstoragebins(quantnumbers)inanIDpointstoragetype.YoucanalsomanuallyentertheIDpoint
storagetypeinthePalletizationsectionofthepreparationscreen.
5.Postthetransferordertothedatabase(andprintthestorageunitdocumentspredefinedforyoursystem).
ReceivingPreplannedStorageUnits
Inproduction,thestorageunitsarecreatedandpreprintedSUdocumentsareattachedtothecorresponding
storageunits.InWMSyou"receive"thestorageunitswhichhavephysicallyarrivedusingthetransactionPut
awaystorageunit.Themanualprocessisasfollows:
1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesStockTransferCreateTransfer
OrderMoveStorageUnitfromtheSAPmenu.
2.Ontheinitialscreen,enterthestorageunitnumberandmovementtype.
Forpreplannedtransferorderswithopenitems,adialogboxwillappearwhichasksifyouwanttoconfirm
theopenitemsforthestorageunit.WhenyouchooseYes,thesystemdisplaystheconfirmationscreen.

3.Iftherearenodifferences,chooseConfirminternallyfromtheapplicationtoolbartoconfirmthetransfer
orderitemandTransferorderPostfromthemenubartopostittothedatabase.
SinceyouchosethefunctionCreateTransferOrderforStorageUnitinstep1above,thesystemdisplaysthe
preparationscreenforputaway.Fromthispoint,youcreateanewtransferordertomovethestorageunitto
theIDpointandthentothefinalstoragetypeinthenormalmanner.
4.Tocreateanewtransferorderforthestorageunit,chooseCreatetrans.order.Basedonthemovementtype
definitionand/ormanuallyentereddata,thesystemselectsadestinationstoragebinandcompletesthe
transferorderpreparationscreen.
5.Postthenewtransferordertothedatabase.
HandlingDifferencesforPreplannedStorageUnits
Therearetwosituationsinwhichdifferencescanoccurforpreplannedstorageunits.
Normaldifferencesaredifferencesinwhichpartofthematerialsinastorageunitaremissing.
Whenlessthanthetotalpreplannedexpectedstorageunitsarriveinthewarehouse,areorganizationreport
processesthese"missing"storageunitstoclearthesystemofpreplannedunusedtransferorderitems.
"Normal"Differences
Ifanormaldifferenceoccurs,enterthisinformationintothesystemwhenconfirmingthepreplannedtransfer
orderaftercompletingstep2describedin"ReceivingPreplannedStorageUnits"above.(Forstep3,ifthereare
differences,marktheDcolumnandchooseConfirm.)
ReorganizationofPreplannedStorageUnits
Asanexample,letusassumethat,althoughyoupreplanned10storageunits,only8arriveinthewarehouse.
Sinceonly8ofthe10storagewereactuallyplacedintostorage,theremaining2storageunitsmustbecleared
fromthesystem.Todothis,youuseareportthatdeletesunusedstorageunitscreatedusingthepreplanning
function.ChooseSystemServicesReportingfromtheWMmenubarandenterRLVSPLREintheReport
field.
Whenyoustartthereport,thescreenforthereorganizationofplannedtransferordersisdisplayed.Onthis
screen,youenterthewarehousenumberandvalidityperiod.IntheValidityperiodfield,youenterthenumber
ofdaysfromtheplannedexecutiondatethattransferorderitemsaretoremainvalid.Transferorderitems
thatarestillopenafterthevalidityperiodhasbeenexceededarecanceled.
Example
Forexample,iftheplannedexecutiondateisSeptember1,2000,andthevalidityperiodisdefinedas2days,
opentransferorderitemsareautomaticallycanceledonSeptember3,2000
BlockingStorageUnits
Ifyouwanttobulkstorageunitsfrommovementswithinthewarehouse,youcanblockindividualstorageunits
forbothputawaysandpicks.

1.ChooseLogisticsLogisticsExecutionInternalWhseProcessesBinsandStockDisplaySingle
DisplaysStorageUnitfromtheSAPmenu.
2.EntertheSUnumberintheStorageunitfield,thenchooseStorageUnitChange,andENTER.
3.Toblockthestorageunitforputawayorpicking,selectthePutawayblockorPickblockfield.
Toexplainwhythestorageunitisblocked,youcanalsoenteracodeintheBlockingreasonfield.
4.Savethechangetothedatabase.
MultipleProcessingforSUManagement
Whenyoupostatransferordertoremoveaspecificquantityofmaterialfromastorageunit,theremaining
materialsonthatstorageunitareblockedfromremovalbyothertransferorderitems.Theexceptiontothisis
whenyouusethemultipleprocessingfunction.Usingmultipleprocessing,youcanremovestockfromastorage
unitusingseveraltransferorders.Theonlyconditionisthatthesetransferordersmustbelongtothesame
multipleprocessinggroup.