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Vetting SLoc.. IM or WM

May 15, 2017 at 11:29 AM


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Hi.. SAP community

Quick question...

Before starting a stocktaking..

How can I verify if my SLoc is WM or IM...

As the process is completly different

Some people told me _S is IM, _P is WM

But I know it's not ALWAYS the fact... There is exceptions

Is there a T-Code, that will clearly tell me without a doubt ???

Thank you !!!

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3 Answers

DOC11 May 23, 2017 at 05:27 PM

I'm assuming by _S and _P you mean storage locations that end in S or P. if that's the case, it's just a naming convension established when the storage locations were originally set up. The only way I know to tell is from the configuration that assigns specific plant/storage location combinations to a warehouse. To see that config start transaction SPRO and follow menu path Enterprise Structure -> Assignment -> Logistics Execution -> Assign Warehouse Number to plant/storage location.

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Jürgen L
May 23, 2017 at 07:05 PM

A very strange question - certainly a technically correct answered by DOC11, however, neither the warehouse worker nor warehouse manager or accountants or auditors who are present at a physical inventory do usually have any access to the customizing to get to know this information. They can certainly ask one of the IT guys, but honestly who would? The warehouse people who work all year in this plant usually know exactly what is what even they might not know the terms "WM and IM" and their exact difference in detail.

No one will ever let a stranger give access to a computer and a warehouse to conduct a physical inventory on his own.

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shivakkumar Geetha venkatesan Jul 13, 2017 at 03:29 PM

Hi Jo,

According to me.. there is no such S & P. in standard one. I hope it might be your client dedicated term for distinguishing between IM and WM locations. but I can tell in simple way in SAP-

without an entry in Table T320 is is just inventory managed, with an entry in Table T320 it is WM.

But in general MM-IM is front system so I hope they called it Primary and always WM is where all the stock movement is within the WM module and movement of stock is captured to IM by linking MM-IM and WM movements thro reference Movement type and WM movements Is updated MM in that sense MM-IM is primary system and WM is secondary system. so it becomes S & P. I hope I have answered your Query.

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