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Staging of Pick Parts Source and destination storage location is EWM managed

Hello Experts,

We have a plant which as only one storage location which is EWM managed. Now, we want to implement one step stock transfer from Warehouse Source storage location(1501) to Production destination storage location(1501) both are EWM managed and same.

Is it possible to conduct the transfer posting from the EWM-managed source storage location(1501) to the EWM-managed production storage location(1501) by goods movement 411(stock transfer from storage location to storage location in the ERP system)

Appreciate your reply.


Best regards

Shailesh Mishra

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    Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 06:23 AM

    Hi,

    the integration scenario works with 1 or 2 storage locations, that is up to you.

    If you have only 1 storage location, the system still creates a delivery and a posting change and you have a goods movement as Katrin described it above.

    If you have 2 storage locations, a "real" posting change will done and the stock will belong to a different storage location.

    Why would you work with 2 storage locations? In case you have material which is either sold to customer or used in production, it is helpful to see in the stock overview how much is already assigned to production and how much is still available to sell. So then 2 storage locations are good. If the material is only used for production anyway, then 1 storage location means you have less maintenance.

    The table on this page describes the different scenarios (https://help.sap.com/viewer/3d97bec9bf1649099384bb8167df3cf2/9.5.0.2/en-US/97e2ff13b2ac4870985398054353c15c.html). It does not list "Release order parts using one EWM-managed storage location", but I believe this is just an omission?

    Brgds

    Juergen

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    • "What does less maintenance means?"

      Only one storage location means you have only one availability group and accordingly less stock types in EWM. Every additional SL adds one availability group and some stock types.

      "Does it benefit to business operations ?"

      I can not say that, that depends what is more practical.

      "Or is it true that it eliminates queue/message between S4 and EWM every time stock moves between two storage locations?"

      When working with delivery based integration - not really. As the system still creates a posting change and does a posting, it just stays inside the same storage location.

      "Further, is stock in production storage locations is considered as WIP stock even though it is not assigned to any production order?"

      WIP is something you see in you balance sheet. I would think that is only possible if you have separate storage locations. On the other hand, if the warehouse "is purely used for manufacturing" - what other stock should there be?

      Brgds

      Juergen

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 09:19 AM

    Hi,

    your question is ... confusing?

    "We have a plant which as only one storage location which is EWM managed."

    OK.

    "Now, we want to implement one step stock transfer from Warehouse Source storage location(1501) to Production destination storage location(1501) both are EWM managed and same."

    Now you lost me :-). In the first sentences you wrote that you have only one storage location.Two storage locations with the same name (1501) means that they are in different plants? Or what do you mean with "both are EWM managed and same"???

    "Is it possible to conduct the transfer posting from the EWM-managed source storage location(1501) to the EWM-managed production storage location(1501) by goods movement 411(stock transfer from storage location to storage location in the ERP system)"

    A lot is possible in a SAP system, the question is if it always make sense. Have you TRIED what you are describe and check what happens? Or can you describe the situation differently?

    Brgds

    Juergen

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    And it is EWM. NOT eWM - Duh!
    And if your question includes the word "transfer order" - do NOT tag the question with Extended Warehouse Management!

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    • Hello Jurgen,

      Actually, I have to implement EWM PP interface, material staging via outbound delivery(ECC) which will be replicated as Posting change request in EWM.My only concern is that whether 1 storage EWM managed storage location will be able to stage the material from Warehouse to Production or do we need to have 2 different EWM managed storage location for staging the components withing the same plant?

      Appreciate your reply

      Best regards

      Shailesh Mishra

  • Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Hi Shailesh,

    the system posts a goods movvement with 411 from 1501 to 1501 in this case. The stock is not actually changed as it is the same after the posting. The goods movement posting is still required for technical reasons.

    Regards,
    Katrin

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    • Hi Shailesh,

      One storage location is technically sufficient.

      A second storage location is an option if you want to see your production stock also in the reporting of inventory management. You see the sum of the production stock as stock on the additional storage location then. If you go for this option make sure the availability group for both storage locations matches to your requirements.

      Regards,
      Katrin

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