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Merging storage Locations in SAP

Hello Experts,

We have following scenario, customer want to merger Physical storage location to one. Let me explain the scenarios.

Customer have three plant Say Plant A Plant B Plant C and their respective storage location where they store material is Storage A Storage B Storage C.

Till now Plant A Plant B Plant C purchase their own material and issue to to their requirements. Now customer decided that Plant A Plant B Plant C will purchase separate but Good Receipt and Goods issues will be happen at Storage B.


Customer don't want to move old Transaction data or any other data in system but in new arrangements he wants to go with Storage B. They want to keep intact the all storage location as it is in system. Also customer wants separate accounting process for each Plant.

I just want to know whether we can go ahead with this and any possible changes required other than assignments.

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    Jun 05, 2015 at 07:13 AM

    If they do not want to move old data, then what will be for the old existing data under the storage location A and C ?

    "Also customer wants separate accounting process for each Plant"

    Is it something related to your merging storage location ?

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    • Hi,

      If you are expecting a common storage location for all plants, then you may think about a separate plant created as depot. Create a storage location under this depot as well. Purchasing has to be done for this depot storage location and then transfer the stock using STO to the required plant whenever required. Accounting entries will be posted as in normal STO.

      Regards,

      AKPT

  • Jun 05, 2015 at 08:29 AM

    Hello Pankaj,

    I have one solution for you.

    I am giving you an idea ,Create storage location with same code in all plants for example , you have plants , Plant A, Plant B and Plant C create storage location as 1000 in all the plants.

    Now if you want to see the stock of the storage location , go directly to MB52 and enter storage llocation 1000 and you can see the stock.

    This way your accounting will also go fine.

    But in this you have to move your current stock to these storage location. And for this you can create a new movement type which will be the copy of 311 and which you will always use for transfering stock for this purpose.

    This way you can differentiate this and this way your accounting will give the same impact as per your requirement and with storage location code your reporting will go fine.

    Thanks

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  • Jun 05, 2015 at 07:07 AM

    Storage locations are not cross plant. Storage locations are always plant specific as you can see if you look at the technical definition of table T001L

    You can have a storage location B for all your plants, but it is and will never be the same storage location.

    You will always see the stocks separated by plant, never just a single line for one material if it is in stock of several plants.

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  • Jun 05, 2015 at 07:07 AM

    Hi,

    You may control it at plant level only, since the storage location is at plant level. If you want to control the usage of storage location of one plant, you may check the below option:

    You my move all the stocks to the required storage location. Now, you may check the concept in the path: OLMB - Authorization Management - Authorization Check for Storage Locations. You may activate authorization check for the required storage location, through which you can control the usage of the storage location using the object: M_MSEG_LGO

    Regards,

    AKPT

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    Jun 05, 2015 at 07:08 AM

    Hi,

    Yes you can define seperate account process for each plant with help of Valuation grouping code/ valuation Modifier. but its tedious job for FICO consultant.

    You can define the storage location with common name in all the plants if all plants are in the same premises.

    Regards

    Avinash

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