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Layout oriented storage control combined with process oriented storage control during outbound

Hi all,

I want to implement following described outbound process for deliveries to production having no HUs on my source storage types and using pick-points.

The used vehicle for picking has "fixed bins" on itself for the picked materials (based on material number or grouped by e.g. product hierarchy). For this case I want to use packaging instructions with special access sequences and I want to create nested HUs. The vehicle itself is the highest (first) level of the HU and the packed materials are the second level of the HU. After picking I want to move the vehicle (the nested HU) across different storage types to the production. The advantage is that I always know where the vehicle with which materials is located (stored).

Process:

  • We create an outbound delivery in S/4 HANA and all necessary related documents in embedded EWM
  • First step
    There are different components in a production order which have to be picked in different storage bins in one storage type.
  • A picker takes a vehicle for picking, starts the picking and puts the materials on this vehicle.
  • He /she repeats it until all parts are picked.
  • When the warehouse tasks for this storage type are fulfilled, the picker moves the vehicle across different storage types to a consolidation storage type.
  • Second step
    There is another warehouse Task from another storage type using the same, identical vehicle for production supply. Therefore, the vehicle from the first step waits at the consolidation storage type for further parts.
  • when the vehicle is ready (all components are picked and stored on the vehicle), the picker moves the vehicle across different storage types to production.
  • From the assembly line (PSA) we want to post the goods issue for the production order.

The way for the vehicle for internal production is always:
source storage bin - consolidation storage type - loading storage type - goods receipt in the production (storage type) - assembly line storage type.

The way for the vehicle for external production is always:

source storage bin - consolidation storage type - packing storage type - goods issue posting at a door.

For this process I want to combine "layout oriented storage control" with "process oriented storage control" during outbound.

Until now I started the customizin for "layout oriented storage control" with 3 different storage types. The system ignores the last type. I get less WTs as expected after confirming the blocked WTs and I can't find the issue.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any customizing-guideline for such a process.

  • Is there any documentation available? I can find tons of documentation for inbound, but not for outbound.
  • What do you think about the process in General. Does it work in standard EWM or where do you excpect add-ons?
  • Any comments, questions, etc. are welcome :-)

Thanks in advance!
Thorsten

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  • Mar 01 at 11:00 AM

    Hi Thorsten,

    How do you distinguish external and internal Production for outbound Delivery?

    Is it different doc type/item type/WPT ..?

    Kind Regards,

    Ajit

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    • Hi Thorsten,

      "You have 4 steps for OUTP and 3 steps for OUTS. How are the 3 marked entries assigned to the steps in POSC? I miss here a screenshot for the 2nd Dialog structure "Process-oriented storage control". Or I'm completely wrong?" -> Sorry, can not comment on personal blog.This is just high level process concept for understanding.

      How does POSC know that LOSC has to be called? What is the indicator for it?

      Lets assume in your Process : source storage bin - consolidation storage type - packing storage type - goods issue posting at a door

      Internal Steps in POSC: Picking (source storage bin), Packing(packing storage type), Put away(goods issue posting at a door)

      consolidation storage type- Intermediate Storage Type

      in LOSC Config:

      You need to maintain WH No/Source Storage Type/Source Storage type Group/Destination Storage type/Group/HUType Group/Whole HU to determine intermediate storage type. ( "How does POSC know that LOSC has to be called? What is the indicator for it?" )

      in your case (Assumption): Source Storage Type (source storage bin) + Destination Storage type (packing storage type) + Inter. Storage Type (consolidation storage type)

      2 WT tasks will create

      1> source storage bin to consolidation storage type

      2> consolidation storage type to packing storage type

      Please check in RF Transaction

      Standard Documentation:

      Define Layout-Oriented Storage Process Control

      Use

      In this IMG activity, you define intermediate locations (storage bins) in order to avoid having to directly move products from a source bin to a destination bin. For example, you can use intermediate storage bins as identification points or pick points.

      Requirements

      • You have defined source, destination, and intermediate storage types.
      • If required, you have defined identification points or pick points.
      • You have defined HU types.
      • You have defined warehouse process types.
      • You have defined storage groups for layout-oriented storage control.
      • If you are working with the material flow system (MFS), you have already defined conveyor segments.

      Activities

      For your process (such as picking), define the required intermediate locations (storage bins).

      • Choose the source or destination storage type. You can use this to control whether the product movement should be executed via an identification or pick point.
      • If you want to move a complete handling unit (HU), set the Whole HU indicator.
      • Choose a HU type group. If you have defined this accordingly, you can use this assignment to specify, for example, that wire baskets or boxes should always be moved via this intermediate storage type.
      • Choose an intermediate storage type. You can use this, for example, to specify an identification or pick point.
      • You can also choose an intermediate storage section or enter an intermediate storage bin. You can use this to specify in more detail to where the product should be moved.
        If you do not enter an intermediate storage section or bin, Extended Warehouse Management (
      EWM) uses the defined putaway strategies to find the necessary data. You define which data is necessary using the WT Generic indicator when you define storage types.
      • Choose the warehouse process type that should be used to create the warehouse task to the intermediate storage type. You use this to specify which activities should be performed during warehouse task processing (for example, whether replenishment should be triggered automatically, or whether the quantities should be rounded).
        If the intermediate storage type is an identification point, the system does not use the warehouse process type.
      • If you are working with the MFS, specify the corresponding conveyor technique segment for each route segment in the MFS.

      Kind Regards,

      Ajit