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Picking locations

Hi,

What is the determination rule for Picking Locations?

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Prabudh

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 12:51 PM

    Hi,

    T.code : OVL3

    Shipping point + Plant + Storage conditions --- > Storage Location

    If storage location for picking is not specified in the order item, the system determines the storage location when it creates the outbound delivery and copies it into the delivery item. Otherwise, the storage location entered in the order item is used in the outbound delivery.

    - The system determines the picking location based on a rule defined in the delivery type. The following rules are shipped in the standard system:

    - MALA: The picking location is determined based on the shipping point, the delivering plant, and the storage condition for the material as defined in the material master.

    - RETA and MARE: These rules are mainly used in trade scenarios.

    - You can also use the customer exit in SAP enhancement V02V0002 to implement storage location determination.

    - The picking location search is activated for each delivery item category.

    Thanks

    Sadhu Kishore

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    Hi Prabudh Tiwari,

    Picking Location gets determined based on:

    1. Shipping Point

    2. Plant

    3. Stirage Condition - This Details are in Material master - Plant / Storage data.

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    Srini

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 12:59 PM

    Hi Prabudh,

    Determination Rule for picking location defines how and on what basis should a Picking Location be selected in a document.

    In Standard SAP we have two rules 1) MALA and 2) RETA.

    For the rule MALA the picking location would be determined based on Storage condition, Delivering Plant and Shipping Point.

    For the rule RETA the picking location would be determined based on Storage location, Delivering Plant and Situation

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    Nadarajah Pratheb

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 01:01 PM

    Hello Prabudh,

    In delivery, picking location is copied from sales order. If it is not specified in sales order then Picking Location Determination is based on 3 rules

    MARA:determines on the basis of shipping pointplantstorage condition

    RETA:determines on the basis of plantsituationstorage condition

    MALA:it says if MARA fails then RETA is applicable.

    We assign these rules to our delivery document types.

    Transaction is OVLQ.

    Reward points if helpful

    Thanks

    Priyanka

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    Posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 01:06 PM

    Hi Prabudh,

    Picking location determination is based on the following rules :

    MALA : Storage conditions from Material master, Plant from the Line Item and Shipping point

    RETA : Plant from the Line item, Storage conditions from the Material master and Situation. (Situation we generally use in Retail Scenarios)

    [We can define situations (uses) for storage location determination. This enables storage location determiantion to be operated differently depending on the logistics process. Situations are used mainly in the Retail environment, in particular for allocation table, promotion and cross-docking processes.

    There are three different types for each entry: general, putaway and

    removal from storage. The system searches for a storage location

    starting with the special case (situation specific to putaway or removal

    from storage) and proceeds to the general case.]

    MARE : Its a kind of search sequence, first system will try to determine picking location based on MARA, then through RETA.

    Regards,

    Ravikiran Pochiraju

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