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Bin Location BarCode

Hi all,

probably i'll need to manage a POS (Point of Sales).

What is the best way to manage a product's consume (let's say due to an ARInvoice or a delivery note) when you have a warehouse managed by bin-locations?

My problem is:

  • user that will post the document will read the product barcode on the phisical product that the final user will bring to him.
  • the barcode will return the itemCode on document lines
  • when the user will submit the document linked to bin-locations warehouse the system will pretend the location code to understand where to consume the product from.

I can setup a default for the bin location telling the system that each one admit only one specific item or itemGroup.

Obviusly if the product is stored in two or more different positions in the same time, the user will always have to specify the correct location.

I want to understand if it's something avoidable.

Considering the scenario where:

  • items are received into a generic warehouse not managed by locations and a barcode is linked to it's master data
  • items got moved into the bin-location warehouse into two or more different positions.
  • this can be done if any location has a barcode; actually with a mobile device the user can choose a "transfer-transaction", read the itemCode, specify the quantity, read the bin-location barcode, confirm the transaction

My problem is: the final customer will not have any mobile-device to read ItemCodeBarCode/BinLocationBarCode; they will take this product manually and the SAP user will only have the Item BarCode and not the location one.

As far as I can imagine, the risk is:

  • if the item is stored in two different locations
  • the final customer will take some quantitites from location 2
  • SAP user will read ItemBarcode and quantities
  • if i'll use a fixed rule (let's suppose to always consume product form default location) to setup location code on document lines, it can be that i'll remove quantities from a wrong location, ex. location 1.
  • When supply-chain user will run MRP, it will propose to refill a location that is already filled (location 1) with quantities only because we "supposed" that this standard location was the one where items came from (but the items came from location 2)

Maybe is correct to manage the location barcode on the product so SAP user will read two barcodes:

  • item
  • location

and the document can be filled in with all the info's automatically?

Considering the customer's business where he sell little product, i don't think that this solution can be followed.

Thank you for your opinion.

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    Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    I think that the only way to manage this point is to:

    • have the item "digitally" stored in only only one location per warehouse, even if they "phisically" in a different position.
    • have the min and max value of the bin-loc setted up the same as the min level of the father-warehouse

    Considering this different point of view:

    • the standard MRP can be run on the warehouse having the refill request for it's total, indipendently from the location onhand.
    • the bin-location refill tool can be run and can suggest the stock-transfer to peform.
    • the bin-location refill tool will suggest to replenish one location; the user will be responsable for refill the different "phisical" locations if they exists

    In this way I can avoid the necessity to have the "location" barcode printed on each sellable item.

    Any suggestion on how to manage this request is welocome.



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