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What is Supply chain unit in SAP EWM

Hello,

I am an SAP-ABAP consultant , just started learning SAP-EWM.

when we are just using ware house in EWM, we have plant in ECC , but Why do we need plant in EWM and what is the purpose of business attributes.

I know definitions of Supply chain unit that it is a location that gives geographical information.

I also know we identify a supply chain unit in EWM by role , whether it is 1001 or shipping point by 1003.

I know how to create a supply chain unit even.

I dont understand the concept of Supply chain unit , why do we need it and what is the purpose of it.

Can some one please explain in very layman's terms .

Thanks in Advance.

Veena.

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  • Posted on Dec 07, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Hi Veena,

    I think this article is very useful to clarify the supply chain chain behavior, check it out:

    http://www.scmfocus.com/sapplanning/2008/08/04/ewm-organizational-units-and-setup-2/

    It is not possible copy and paste the content here, but the section "Quick Notes" has good information about SCU.

    Regards,

    Natália

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  • Posted on Dec 07, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Hi,

    what a SCU is, is described here:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_ewm94/helpdata/en/db/27c9535f267414e10000000a174cb4/content.htm?frameset=/en/c2/cecb53ad377114e10000000a174cb4/frameset.htm¤t_toc=/en/c2/cecb53ad377114e10000000a174cb4/plain.htm&node_id=22

    "why do we need it and what is the purpose of it."

    I am not sure that anyone knows the answer to that....

    Brgds

    Juergen

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  • Posted on Dec 07, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Hi Veena,

    If we want to go with route determination , it would require a geographical validation in EWM system,and that information can get from the SCU.

    another example,if we want to use DOORs assignment ,validation is required and system can expect a attribute as 'DOOR' from SCU.

    The same validation apply for shipping office and GR office also during the transactions.

    BR,

    C K Reddy

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