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Can you optimize my MIGO -> Bin Transfer Process

Hi all,

My name is Ryan, and I am one of the material controllers for my company. The materials that I am addressing my comments about are WM using fixed (static) bins. For what its worth we use pick parts in our BOMs for these materials.

We are currently performing, in my opinion too many transactions when issuing materials through MIGO that are not part of Process Orders. Our process has a high degree of variability and therefore material will need to be issued to process orders that were not part of the original BOM or the materials will need to be issued to cost centers. Presently whenever we do this a TR is generated which auto-converts to a TO trying to pull material from our JIT warehouse location. Then someone from the warehouse or myself will kill the TO trying to pull the material from the warehouse. Because of this we tell operators to hit the "Do not generate TR" box in the WM field in MIGO.

Our manufacturing operators then have to generate their own TR's using LB01, convert them to TO's using LT04 and then pick/confirm using LT12. Because our company has been using SAP for less than a year, we are not familiar with all of the nuanced transactions which might allow us to skip steps. Can anyone recommend a way to streamline this process? The best I can think of is to use LT01 and then LT12.

Thank you for your assistance!

Ryan Burke

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    Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Hi Ryan,

    SAP standard flow to transfer the stock to line side against production order / process order it that

    1) Create a Process order / production order

    2) Release the process order / production order

    3) Run WM material staging within production order(this creates Transfer requirement with reference to Process/ Production order which you can see in the requirement number field also system validates the stock required and the stock sitting in the Line side and creates TR only for balance quantity)

    or this can be run separately using LP10 / LP12 transaction which allows you to create TO directly so u can skip step 4

    4) List of open TR against the Order using transaction LB13, you can use the TO create option to create Transfer order from the detail screen

    5) Pick the required stock against the TO from warehouse bin and transfer to line side

    6) Confirm the transfer order using LT12

    Now you mention that your manufacturing team create TR at their own which means they are ignoring the validation mentioned in the step 3 or manually controlling by using pen and paper which means they transfer the exact quantity required for production order or over and above the production / process order. Also since they are creating this manually i am hoping that they mention the Production / Process order number in the requirement field manually so that later on u can trace it which TR is against which production / process order also as per standard SAP to transfer the stock to Line side there is a separate movement type 319 is there so i hope they are creating the TR using that.

    Again if you are planning to use LT01 then you are ignoring the above validation as well as keeping track of the TO is bit difficult (if there is a need to segregate how many TO is against transfer order

    One thing to remember that SAP is very flexible and provide n number of ways to perform the same process, user can adopt the process as per their operational requirement

    Hope the above information address your query

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    • Former Member Manish Kumar

      Thanks for your answer Manish.

      I know that some of our materials are goods issued, 261, across multiple storage bins in the same storage type, which would defy the specificity of the control cycle I imagine. Howevver for the materials that are department and static bin specific, I am having our SAP team look into the feasability of implementation.



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