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EWM fixed bin determination during putaway

Hi all,

can anyone please shed some light on how EWM will determine the fixed bin during putaway when there are multiple fix bins assigned for the same product ? we don't use capacity check functionality or maximum number of bin check feature. We only intend to use fixed bins within the warehouse.

Many thanks.

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  • Hi Garren,

    my client requested the exact requirement where he want to assign multiple bins as a fixed bin but with no capacity limit at bin level rather maintained at BINMAT level so i implemented capacity check BADI & to achieve this. here is the BADI:

    Sample Code:

    1) Read the Process Catogery

    2) take the destination bin from BINMAT , if binmat is maintained incorrectly ( Possible) then ignore.

    3) Convert the incoming Quantity UOM , Binmat Min , Max Uom's to base unit of product

    4) then if the bin capacity is partially fill we can pass the partial qty in this BADI

    5) check the capacity flag so that system will do next round trip to get next fixed bin.

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  • Posted on Mar 18 at 07:10 AM

    Hi,

    "can anyone please shed some light on how EWM will determine the fixed bin during putaway when there are multiple fix bins assigned for the same product ?"

    That is simple. It takes the first one. When this one is full, it takes the next one.

    "we don't use capacity check functionality or maximum number of bin check feature."

    Well, then I guess you are screwed :-). How do you think that could work otherwise?

    "We only intend to use fixed bins within the warehouse."

    But really, multiple fixed bins? What type of warehouse is that?

    Brgds

    Juergen

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    • Thanks Juergen, However, that's where my question, as system cant find a logic to move to next bin, due to no capacity check.

      is it possible to indicate that system that it should always look for a primary bin (like a default bin) when it finds multiple bins, bcoz there are some scenarios we need ad-hoc multiple bins for the same product due to nature of the operation.

  • Posted on Mar 20 at 12:59 PM

    Hi,

    "is it possible to indicate that system that it should always look for a primary bin (like a default bin) when it finds multiple bins, bcoz there are some scenarios we need ad-hoc multiple bins for the same product due to nature of the operation."
    No, there is no "primary" bin.

    If you assign in the same storage type multiple fixed bins, the system always uses the first bin. What is the first? Simply by sorting. Now I must say that I expected the system to use the activity CLSP if an activity area exist for that to find the first bin, but in my system this just did not work - but it might be that we used letters for the levels. The sorting looks ok, but at least in the bin determination this was not considered. Might be a bug, but might also be that it is simply not foreseen.

    Otherwise you could try to use the storage section search to control the sequence.

    If you have several storage types, the storage type search sequence of course dictates the sequence.

    But whatever what you do: one type of capacity check you need to do, otherwise a second bin will not be used.

    Brgds

    Juergen

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  • Posted on Mar 26 at 01:59 AM

    Excellent Vamsi, thanks I might go down this path as system need a logic to move between the bins while bin determination. Btw your post is disabled for 'comments' and 'Accept' answer tags for me to action for reward. not sure why : (

    Thanks again for both of you.

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