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Is there a way to create direct replenishment when the negatives in the storage type are allowed?

Hello team,

I do have a big question for you where the scenarios I tested do not work well.

Is there a way in SAP EWM to create or trigger the DIRECT REPLENISHMENT in the RF with the exception code REPL when the negative quantities are allowed?


i) Negative quantities are allowed in the fix bin storage type (A - Negative Available Quantity Allowed)

ii) Users are using RF guns to perform all the activities.

iii) User goes to the fixed bin area and notices it's empty, then he/she triggers direct replenishment using exception code REPL, System pops up an error saying the W:Replenishment WT could not be created /SCWM/RF_EN026

iv) Exception codes are set and those are working fine for other scenarios or Storage Types.

v) I can trigger the replenishment via RF in the internal Processes->AdHoc WT Creation-> Replenishment for Fix bin.

vi) Exception code REPL doesn't work

vii) "Picker-Driven Replenishment" is flagged and I don't know if it works or not because the task is not created.


a) User goes to the bin and if the bin is empty he/she triggers the DIRECT REPLENISHMENT via exception code REPL and system creates a replenishment task.

b) The same user is directed to the replenishment screen so he/she can replenish the bin.

Thank you very much in advance!

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  • Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 09:34 AM

    Hi Irene,

    In SPRO, "Activate Replenishment Strategies in Storage Types", which quantity type are you using? Available quantity or physical quantity?

    I would take a look at note "1909777 - Order-related replenishment and negative available quantity". Even it referst to order-related replenishment while your problem is with automatic replenishment, it might be related.

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    • Hi Irene,

      I am very curious about this. I tried to reproduce it in a sandbox warehouse where I have direct replenishment customized. Exception code REPL worked before (without negative available quantity allowed) and still works after I changed the customizing (with negative available quantities allowed).

      I even tested two different combinations: with replenishment level at storage type level (without fixed bins) and with fixed bins. It works in all cases.

      Prerequisite is of course that the material be properly maintained for the storage type or for the fixed bin, with minimum, maximum and replenishment quantity.

      The EWM version of my sandbox is older than yours, so a bug is unlikely.

      If you disallow negative stocks on the storage type, does the exception code REPL work as expected? In other words, are you completely sure that the problem is in the negative stock allowed and not elsewere?

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