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Batch Determination not using correct Storage Location

Greetings SAP experts,

I'm having a problem with Batch Determination and multiple Storage Locations.

The distribution company has one plant and two storage locations : ST01 for the regular inventory, and ST99 for short-dated inventory. Stock in both locations is generally Unrestricted.

For automatic stock determination, only ST01 should ever be considered. A user must manually maintain ST99 in the sales order, if the customer is agreeable to receiving some short-dated stock at a discounted price. This part of the process seems to be working fine. The outbound deliveries always propose location ST01, unless ST99 has been specified at the sales order.

However, the problems arise during Batch Determination and creation of the WM transfer order. Because the company uses a basic FEFO strategy, the SAP WMS is always trying to select the short-dated batches from ST99, regardless that the delivery has specified ST01.

How can I configure the Batch Determination so that it always respects the Storage Location that has been specified in the delivery?

Tips and suggestions are very appreciated and will be rewarded.


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    Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 06:32 AM

    Hi, you can check 'define storage location control' in LE-->WM-->Interfaces-->inventory mgmt path.

    In control of assignment uncheck 'do not copy st Loc' option. This will allow flow of storage location specified in reference document to TO.

    Also you can specify storage loc reference for wh number.

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      Hi Karuna,

      Thanks --- I had tried this basic approach, (the configuration of the Condition Tables and Access Sequences and Strategy Types) and was not seeing any difference in the results, hence my original question. I thought there must be something else I was missing.

      Anyway, the issue is now resolved.

      It turns out that the company was using a highly customised TO picking strategy, via a user exit in the SAPLXLTO area, and it was this non-standard code which was interfering with the basic setup I was attempting.

      Their search strategy did not allow for a situation with stock in multiple Storage Locations - with a few modifications, it's now working as planned.

      Many thanks both of you for your help.

      Kind regards,


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