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Staging for production - best practice process partly unclear

I have two main questions regarding the staging process:

  • How to replenish the exact requirements for 1 (or also for more) production order(s) with the old MF60 transaction without manually defining the quantity to stage? As the whole supply area for production is IM-managed, the quantity proposal will always be incorrect and thus manual input for each component quantity is required. Even with future WM-supply areas, the issue will persist that it will require always a manual input of the amount to be staged.
  • It’s not possible to maintain create 1 control cycle for each supply area (staging indicator ‘3’, issuing storage location 255W, receiving storage location 251B).

    A solution would be to maintain the control cycle on component level, but there is no migration template available (+100.000 entries).

  • Thank you for your feedback!

    Best regards,

    Jens Koyen

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      Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 08:25 AM

      Hello Mr. Koyen,

      the topic in your first bullet point actually sounds like a use case for staging indicator "1 Pick Parts". This is calculated based on the required quantities from BOM in production orders.

      Staging for production in combination with warehouse management (EWM) you need not setup a control cycle for each product. If you do not want to store the components in several distinguished storage bins at the production supply area (PSA), you can create a control cycle for combination of Plant and PSA (without material). Enter storage bin on same screen as the source storage location.

      Best regards,

      Patrick Müller

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    • Posted on Oct 08, 2019 at 11:59 AM

      The app for MF60 is Stage Materials for Production

      Click here for more.

      https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/#?AppNameCombined=Stage%20Materials%20for%20Production&releaseGroupTextCombined=SC

      I hope this answered your question! If it did, please mark it as the 'Best Answer' so I can continue learning and answering questions in the community.

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    • Posted on Oct 08, 2019 at 11:59 AM

      Here are some SAP resources you may review based on your topic "best practice | component | transaction | mf60"

      Other Apps in Master Data Specialist - Product Dat...

      The following scope items in the SAP Best Practices Explorer are using this app. ... using this app or the relevant product master transactions and then extend the data in the EWM using the transaction SCWM/MAT1 or the data in APO using the transaction ..... For more information, see Classification Reuse UI Component?...

      https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/#/detail/Apps('F1602')/S9OP

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    • Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:32 AM

      Dear Mr. Mueller,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      - I did indeed consider "1 Pick Parts". However, in S4Hana Cloud the supply areas are IM-managed, so the movement happens from Cloud WM > IM. This means that the only option we can choose in 'Stage materials for production' App is 'SLoc Level' and it seems this does not work with staging indicator '1', only with '3'. But then the net requirement calculated by the App will be wrong to stage for x-amount of orders specifically.

      - Yes, we want indeed to maintain control cycle on (PSA/Plant)-level and not include the material (as we cannot upload the control cycles and don't have an API for it). Unfortunately, as above message (print screen) indicates: if you are staging from EWM > IM only 1 control cycle can be created per IM storage location. Logically we don't want to create 1 storage location per supply area (work center).

      Keeping above two issues in mind, it is hard to imagine how other projects handled this situation or what SAP's intention was as best practice to implement it as such. So, all feedback is still welcome!

      Best regards,

      Jens Koyen

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    • Posted on Oct 31, 2019 at 09:25 AM

      Hi Jens Koyen, it looks like Patrick has provided some responses to your query.

      If you're satisfied with this, please mark as a best answer.

      Otherwise, if you require more assistance, kindly repsond to this message.

      Thanks,

      John.

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    • Posted on Nov 04, 2019 at 09:22 AM

      Hi John Alao ,

      Correct, there was a response to the query, but actually no solution yet for the problems we encounter. For 2nd topic about supply areas I know by now that it's just a limitation from S4Hana Cloud that we are obliged for the moment to have 1 IM storage location per supply area we want to have. So we will start off with 1 storage location to backflush the entire shop floor and have 1 supply area and hopefully in 2002 release we can switch to WM supply areas.

      Still, no solution yet for our first problem to stage the exact requirements for several production orders..

      Best regards,

      Jens

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