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STO transfer between storage locations - CIF problem


We are grappling with a CIF issue and would really appreciate it if experienced members could throw some light on the best way to get around this.


APO has two locations X and Y which are storage locations in R/3 (Not plants or MRP areas). The result of a planning run would generate STOs between X and Y in APO. The current process on the R/3 side involves execution of material movement type 311 between storage locations X and Y which is done after completion of the physical process in the warehouse.


1. Is there a way to employ CIF and transfer the STOs between location X and Y to R/3 ? (My understanding is - because X and Y are not MRP areas / Plants, there would be a CIF error at the R/3 side)

2. Is there a way to monitor CIF inbound queues on the R/3 side and get the STO transactions into an R/3 table? (Say in the format, Source Loc, Dest Loc, Qty)

3. 311 movement could then be run based on the values thus populated in the R/3 table ?

Appreciate your spending time to read through this query.

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  • Posted on Dec 04, 2007 at 10:42 AM

    How are you modelling the two storage locations X and Y in APO. The only possible way I can think of is to create Storage Location MRP Areas for each. In that case X and Y will be two locations of type MRP Area in APO and available for planning. Otherwise APO plant / location does not allow planning between storage locations.

    Hope this helps.


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    • Bad luck. I typed in a big reply and when tried to submit - session had expired.

      Anyway I shall try to recall what I wrote in the reply initially.

      First I am confused. Have you created two DCs for X and Y storage location in APO manually? In that case transaction (STO) data between them will cause CIF queue inbound to R/3 since the location master is not matching. As a result you cannot extract the STO data from EBAN/EKPO table in R/3.

      If you go for the Storage Location type MRP Area you can do with one location (say X) as the Plant level storage location. So Plant 1000 has storage location X while you create a Storage Location MRP Area 1000_MRP and assign Y to it. The material FG1 then created for plant 1000 needs to be extended to MRP Area 1000_MRP. CIF the MRP Area and MRP Area materials. This will create the MRP area as a separate location 1000_MRP of location type 1007 in APO and the product FG1 exists both at location 1000 (plant) and 1000_MRP (MRP Area).

      Planning for STOs from 1000_MRP to 1000 should transfer to R/3 without any problem and the STOs available in Sotck Requirement List and associated tables EKPO/EBAN.

      Hope this helps.


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