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Pick point for Bulk storage without partial Managment

Hi

I am trying to move a complete HU from a bulk storage ( Push back /Drive in racks) where i can't do partial removal. Technically a bulk behavior without partial qty management

Is there any way to activate Pick point to guide the complete HU for partial withdrawal and put back the leftover quantities to different storage type which is enabled for partial qty managment.When i tried to activate the pick point for the bulk storage getting the below error

"Available quantity level is not supported at storage bin and pick point Message No. /SCWM/LT371"

Whereas in ECC-WM there is a different view with regards to same subject Message no LT232

"Storage types without pick point storage type requires partial pallet managment"

regards

Saravana

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    Hi Saravana,

    Today I have found the same issue. Just wondering if you came across a solution or workaround for this?

    We have the same requirement to take a full pallet from Bulk Storage to an Pick Point for withdrawal of partial pallet qty.

    Thanks,

    Shashidhar

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  • Nov 10, 2017 at 01:17 PM

    Hi Shashidhar,

    I believe you can handle the above scenario using 2-step process with Pick Point.

    Kind Regards,

    Ajit

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  • Nov 16, 2017 at 01:26 AM

    Hi Ajit

    We already use 2-step picking.

    For a movement I will assume that we are not using 2-step.picking. Can you please elaborate how can we address the above issue with 2-step picking?

    To my understanding, 2-step picking is meant for a different purpose.

    SAP also recommends to use POSC in this case - due to a conflict (OSS Note 2496895).

    Regards,

    Shashidhar

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    • Hi Shashidhar,

      Thank you for sharing info.

      "For a movement I will assume that we are not using 2-step.picking. Can you please elaborate how can we address the above issue with 2-step picking?" -> It is one of the alternative. 2 step using wave management

      >>Step-1-Withdrawal- Removal of Stock from Bulk to Interim Storage Bin ( Pick Point )

      -> Storage type Bulk- Partial must be active, but it does not create WT for partial quantity because WPT-2020- Rounding rule must be Available Quantity i.e,that would be always full HU.

      -> Pick Point configs ( including work center, return process ) are similar .

      >>Step-2- Release - Which is the actual picking happen-WPT-2010 ( now Stock in Pick point )

      -> Stock is already in interim position, so picker can take the actual quantity ( Requested quantity / Delivery quantity )

      -> Residual stock can be putaway in other area.

      "To my understanding, 2-step picking is meant for a different purpose."-> Sorry, I might be wrong.My understanding- terminology has only purpose to map physical warehouse processes which must be easy to handle for end users and business.

      Kind Regards,

      Ajit

  • Nov 17, 2017 at 01:43 AM

    Hi Ajit,

    So if I interpret you correctly, you suggest:

    • Separate Intermediate staging bay which happens to be a pick point, assigned as destination for 2020
    • No LOSC config required
    • Pick point used only for initiating return transfer of partial pallet
    • wave release 1st step -Creates HU-WT1 - full pallet qty - only because of qty rounding rule
    • wave release-2nd step – Creates Product WT2 for required partial qty.

    Yes this works technically. But not a practical solution.

    If we go with this approach, every single movement from Bulk storage will involve 2-step. This will be additional effort for a 2nd step wave release by shipping office. Even if this can be automated, why would I create 2 separate movements for full pallet picking, which increases effort for forklift? 90% of picking for us is full pallet, I wouldn't activate 2-step picking just for 10% partial picking.

    The only way I see it working for us is using pick point logic with its full ability (i.e. create LOSC tasks only for partial qty withdrawal), skip LOSC/pick point logic for full-pallet withdrawal. But then we go back to my original question.

    Regards,

    Shashidhar

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    • Hi Shashidhar,

      Understood now.Thank you for explanation.

      Is your warehouse physical area( Storage Type ) really a bulk according to SAP definition of BULK ? ( stacking of pallets )

      Kind Regards,

      Ajit