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Displaying batch determination results in LT03

Is there a way to see the results of batch determinatin in LT03. We are determining batch during TO creation, and have set up strategy at the WM02 level - when I go into LT03 at the bottom of the screen I can see it come up with Batch Determination for Material XXXXXXXXXXX - but when I go and try to Display Batch Determination in the menu it is greyed out. If I go and create TO in foreground in LT03 I can click on Display Batch Determination and see the selection criteria etc so I know that it is using my condition record, but I can't see any info about batches. Is there some way I can actually see what it is doing in Batch Determination - similar to the Storage Bin Search Log for example - so I can check it is doing what I expect?



This is the most detail I seem to be able to get:



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Batch stocks are being read...
Batch VG68208N Storage Location WA01
Batch VG68208O Storage Location WA01
Batch VG68208P Storage Location WA01
Batch VG68208S Storage Location WA01
Batch VG68208T Storage Location WA01


Availability Check for Batches...


Batches are being sorted...





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    Posted on May 20, 2013 at 06:38 AM

    I seem to have been able to get the strategy behaving as I want without being able to see the results in LT03 - however a further question relating to batch strategy etc. So we are determining the batch during TO creation that is fine, but I would like to be able to check this at point of goods issue outbound delivery. I tried to set up an IM strategy and although I can see this is being triggered I am not seeing any results.

    E.g. I would like to prevent the Goods Issue of Restricted Batches (movement type 601) in the outbound delivery as although these should never be picked during TO creation I would like the double check in case the batch is restricted or also if is past SLED.

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    • IM strategy cannot be the right one if you use outbound deliveries, in that case you have to use the SD strategy.

      However, you should not use 2 strategies for one business case. you either determine the batches already in the outbound delivery, then the batch number is already know when the TO is created, the warehouse folks has just to pick this batch., or you do the batch determination in WM, and then the batch is transferred to the delivery.

      See the last sentence behind that link: Batch Determination in the Warehouse Management System (SAP Library - Batch Management (LO-BM))

      restricted batches are not considered as available, hence they wont be selected a batch determination of SD

      in WM you have the customizing for Activate Batch Status Checking in Warehouse Management

      in IMG > Logistics general > Batch management>Batch status management>Activate Batch Status Checking in Warehouse Management

      Here you can define if transfer of restricted batches is allowed for the given movement


      Alternative you can use LOBM_ZUSTD as characteristic with value blank in your selection criteria


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    Posted on May 23, 2013 at 05:37 AM

    Hi, thanks for your reply Jurgen.

    I have set up at WM level fine (although I still can't see much information about Batch Search in LT03) - we do want to batch determine at this point. So we are using a Batch Determination Strategy set up at movement type level to only pick batches with certain shelf life left - what I have found though is that if I have a Batch Determination Strategy in place then it does allow the movement of restricted batches even if I have the flag unticked in the area you mention for the movement type.

    IMG > Logistics general > Batch management>Batch status management>Activate Batch Status Checking in Warehouse Management

    I have been able to get round that by using LOBM_ZUSTD characteristic ok - but it does surprise me that I can't see this stated anyway as it isn't obvious that by having a batch search defined that it allows movement of restricted batches.

    So is what you are saying there is no standard way that I check prior to goods issue on the batch status - e.g. restricted batches can't be picked due to the search strategy in WM now but a batch could be restricted while in 916 for example? Although I am sure that would be very rare. I thought I had seen the ability somewhere to check on batch characteristics prior to post goods issue of an outbound delivery.

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    • it does allow the movement of restricted batches even if I have the flag unticked in the area you mention for the movement type.

      IMG > Logistics general > Batch management>Batch status management>Activate Batch Status Checking in Warehouse Management

      if that is the case then I would consider it as an error and report it to SAP via SAP Marketplace.

      Of course it can happen that a batch becomes restricted after it was transferred to 916. But you should get an error while posting goods issue then.

      In general you should have a process in place in case quality control changes the batch from unrestricted to restricted. We put for example an additional label onto the drums. customer service needs to be informed too, as this change reduces the availability of a material and affects existing orders which need to be rescheduled. Production may need to produce new material or has to plan for rework. there are lot that has to be done, you should not only try to double check batch determination.

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