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Opportunistic Cross-docking in EWM

Hey guys,

I am using the Inbound driven opportunistic cross-docking functionality in EWM. I've made all the relevant customizing settings and maintained the product master data.

My scenario: I have an Outbound Delivery Order for 5 PCE for product X.

I perform a goods receipt for 8 PCE for product X.

Now, when I manually create the Warehouse Tasks for my warehouse request (/SCWM/TODLV_I), EWM creates two WT's:

- WT1 will move 5 PCE from my GR-area to the GI-area (so, cross docking)

- WT2 will move 3 PCE from my GR-area to the fixed bin area.

So, this works as designed.

However, when I let EWM create the WT's via PPF, it only creates one WT; 8 PCE from GR-area to fixed bin area.

So, in other words, the cross docking functionality is not working in this case.

Does anyone know how to make the necessary settings to solve this?

Thanks & regards,


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    Posted on Jan 09, 2012 at 03:09 PM

    Hi Oliver,

    Are you using process oriented or layout oriented storage process control or both?

    Do you have an unique warehouse process type for Cross Docking?

    It seems for me that the system is not recognising that you would like to do Cross Docking, it is following the configured put aeay process.


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      Because your scenario is working manually the above may not be a major issue.

      That's right. I've checked my settings, but this doen't seem to be the problem. As said, it works fine when creating WT's manually.

      the way we can try and diagnose this would be to deactivate your entries for storage type search sequence and try to retain only one entry that you used for cross docking.

      I've changed the storage type search sequence for putaway, so that the only available storage type is the Goods Issue zone. The system now creates a WT for putaway in 9020. However, it doesn't link the stock to the outbound delivery order, so it actually acts like a putaway. So, this is not the solution unfortunately.

      Along with this put a closs monitor on SLG1 to understand the determination used when warehouse tasks are created.

      SLG1 shows the following error message when creating the WT:

      Immediate Actions Only: Condition Is Not Evaluated (Message no. SPPF_DET_CRM002)

      it also displays one interesting warning message:

      Action Merging: One Unprocessed Action with Equality Check (Message no. SPPF062)

      I'm not sure what to do next; any suggestions?



  • Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Hi Oliver,

    The following things should also configured:

    - Stock removal strategy: you have to assign the inbound storage type to the stock removal strategy.

    IMG EWM>Goods Issue process > Strategies > Specify Storage Type Search Sequence

    - Stock determination rule and group: you have to extend the search criteria for the GR area

    The stock determination group have to be assigned to Product Master in EWM

    IMG EWM> Cross Process Settings > Stock Determination > Maintain Stock Determination Groups

    IMG EWM> Cross Process Settings > Stock Determination > Configure Stock Determination

    - RF queue determination: the cross docking can only handle by RF device only.

    IMG EWM> Cross Process Settings > Resource Management > Define Queues

    I really hope it will help for your problem.


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