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Warehouse task sorting in sequence

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For embedded EWM 1909, we have following business requirement for put away.

A nested HU containing at least 20 homogenous HU will be received in the warehouse.

Individual homogeneous HU has a product that needs to be put away in a fixed bin associated with the product.

These bins are created in multiple storage types.

With POSC, after deconsolidation of nested HU, put away WT are created.

Can you please advice how put away warehouse tasks can be created so that user would need to travel least possible distance for put away of all 20 homogenous HU.



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  • Posted on Apr 08 at 07:14 AM


    there is no "least possible distance". Well, there is, but the system does not calculate that.

    In the WO you sort the WTs with a a sort profile. For this you can use all kinds of information from the WT. A typical information used for sorting is the "pickpath". This is the sorting which you define for the activity area and the activity you have. But this sorting does not now anything about the shortest way, it simply sorts the bins according the sort sequence you define.

    The system does a travel distance calculation. In there, it also does an optimization - but that does NOT change the sequence of the WTs (and therefore the bins) the resource will process. The system always just calculates the shortest way from one bin to the next.

    If you have separate WOs, then SAP Warehouse Insights can calculate the sequence of WOs for a resource, in order to minimize empty travel (



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    And it is EWM. NOT eWM - Duh!
    And if your question includes the word "transfer order" - do NOT tag the question with Extended Warehouse Management!

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