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Putaway Strategies

Dear All,
I have a trouble regarding the definition of a Putaway Strategies.
My customer ask for a strategies like “for Pallets”, but regarding the mixed storage we need a more restrictive rule.
The need a rule like: Several Storage units with the same material AND BATCH NUMBER.
Do you have any suggestions?

Our colleagues suggest implement a user-exit (EXIT_SAPLL03A_001). If this is also your suggestion, I have a additional question: Is it possible copy the standard putaway strategies and insert into abap code the test for the same batch number?
Thanks in advance to all.

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    Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM


    well, the standard strategy "P" does not control that on one "higher level bin" (for which you create the segments through the strategy) a mix is not allowed.

    The exit (better: the extension MWMTO003) is necessary. But that does not mean that you have to copy the putaway strategy.

    You activate the putaway strategy and additionaly set the flag "User-exit active" in the storage type. And you program you additional code in the extension.

    This way you use the standard strategy and you can enhance it.



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  • Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:26 PM

    Hi Giorgio!

    as indicated in the SAP standard documentation:

    Stock placement strategy via user exit

    It is possible for you to set up your own putaway strategy using a user exit. You need to create and activate this customer extension using the standard system tools. In addition, you must activate it in the respective storage types in which stock putaway is to be executed using your own strategy.

    Since the SAP standard strategies often include individual checks and updates that may be of interest to you for your own strategy, it is possible to combine your own specific strategy with the following strategies:

    • The standard strategy ' ' (No further checks and updates),
    • 'L' (No further checks, but updates)
    • "B" (Checks and updates according to bulk storage)
    • "P" (Check, display and update of bin position).

    So it is ok to combine strategy P with your own specifications. Then:

    I would set the storage type with strategy "P" and would allow "mixed storage without llimitations" (X)

    In the user exit you could specify that if the material and/or batch is different from the one already existing in the bin, the selected bin is not suitable for putaway, so you can choose the next suitable bin.

    Hope this could be helpful

    Best regards 😉


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  • Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 02:09 PM

    Thank you all.

    we imagined that the only solution was the user-exit.

    The problem I see is that we have to develop from zero the determination of the location.

    The function call is blank, as you can see from the picture.

    For this reason, we would appreciate an example of improvement of the standard.

    Can you help us?

    Best regards


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    • Hi Giorgio,

      First of all I would try to use the strategy "P" without activating the user exit (so deselect the user exit switch in the customizing of the storage type) just to see if you get any result.

      Then try to activate again the user exit (select the switch) and develop your customer rule.

      I do not have strong ABAP skills but with the help of a developer I think you could be able to solve this.

      I've used it in the past together with startegy "L" but I think it should work also with strategy "P"



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