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Automated replenishment tasks (bundled)?

Hello SAP ByD Gurus,

We have two logistic areas which are separated in various inventory managed logistic areas. All products are stored on two logistic areas.

E.g.

Logistic area A

  • A-01-A Storage of Product A
  • A-01-B Storage of Product B
  • A-02-A Storage of Product C
  • ...

Logistic area B

  • B-01-A Storage of Product B
  • B-01-B Storage of Product A
  • B-02-A Storage of Product C
  • ...

In case that the stock for each individual product in logistic area B is lower than the threshold of 20 Products, the system generates automated replenishment.

However, the system creates automatically individual replenishment tasks for each individual logistic area. Our requirement, is a single replenishment task for logistic area B with several line items.

Do you have some ideas regarding this requirement???

Thanks and kind regards,

Matthias

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6 Answers

  • Oct 08, 2018 at 04:07 PM

    Hello Matthias,

    Please check the activity type setting of the operation 'replenish' in the Logistics Model for replenishment in the Work Center Warehousing and Logistics Master Data.

    With the activity types you can control if you want to move all the items at once with the 'Move all' option, or if you want separate tasks for each source and destination logistics area combination (with the 'Move per Source and Destination') and some options in between. If I correctly understand your requirement, the 'Move All' might be a setting that fulfills your requirement if you create a replenishment run for the section B. You can maintain the change of the activity type with the button 'change activity type' in the middle of the screen when selecting the operation.

    Additionally, you can check on the operation level if the 'Split Task By storage groups' is de-selected. This could be another reason why the task is splited.

    Hope this helps. Otherwise, please let me know.

    Best regards,

    Iris

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  • Oct 09, 2018 at 01:50 PM

    Hello Iris,

    thank you for your response. I tested your solution proposed, but the system still generates separate tasks for each logistic area (DV-01-A till DV-03-D). Since I was not sure, whether or not the structure of the logistic layout will influence system behavior, I tested different structures of the logistic model. However, all tested logistic structures did not achieve the desired result.

    Logistics Model - Replenishment:

    Tested logistic structures and the corresponding replenishment runs:

    Do you perhaps have an idea why the result is not as expected?

    Thanks and kind regards,

    Matthias


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  • Oct 12, 2018 at 02:23 PM

    I will look into this next week. Best regards, Iris

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  • Oct 17, 2018 at 07:46 AM

    Hello Iris Zimmermann,

    Many thanks for your efforts, I am looking forward to hear from you.

    Best regards,

    Matthias

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  • Oct 19, 2018 at 07:17 AM

    Hi Matthias,

    the system behavior you described is the actual behavior. I am checking with development how to proceed. I will keep you updated.

    Best regards,

    Iris

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  • Oct 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Hi Matthias,

    The root cause for this actual behavior is that that one warehouse request is created per target logistics area in an automated run. Then, the ‘Move All’ setting applies for this one warehouse request which means one task per warehouse request is created.

    We think the request is reasonable but it is not quickly to be changed. To address this, you could create an improvement request in the customer influencing session for ByD describing your requirement (the replenishment run should allow to create one warehouse request for several target logistics areas or a hierarchy of target logistics areas). This would give other customers and partners the chance to vote for it and with this raise the importance.

    Best regards,

    Iris

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