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Bar code in inventory management

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How can we use bar code system in inventory management with out implementing warehouse management.The many aim is to do goods receipt,goods issue etc.



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  • Jan 25, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    There are a few ways in which you can use bar code technology; the simplest way, is just to use it a data entry device in the normal SAP dialog screen, for example you have barcoded the material number, so in MIGO when the cursor is on the material number field, you shoot the barcode reader that is attached to the client.

    More complex (and efficient) implementations would need to be examined process wise, and see whether entire transactions can be done via a (mobile) device; normally it is in the context of WM or EWM, but in some cases even IM with HUM may work.

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    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Hi, you can find lot of threads with this topic, you can refer below thread & also search on SDN properly,

    [Barcode Implementation|barcode-implementation]

    [Barcode Scanning Implementation |barcode-scanning-implementation]

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  • Jan 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM


    Barcode printing

    I hope you have to use special printers for printing the Labels and Barcodes

    see the doc related barcode printing which applies to labels.

    To Create a Bar code prefix:

    1) Go to T-code - SPAD -> Full Administration -> Click on Device Type -> Double click the device for which you wish to create the print control -> Click on Print Control tab ->Click on change mode -> Click the plus sign to add a row or prefix say SBP99 (Prefix must start with SBP) -> save you changes , it will ask for request -> create request and save

    2) Now when you go to SE73 if you enter SBP00 for you device it will add the newly created Prefix

    Create a character format C1.Assign a barcode to the character format. Check the check box for the barcode.

    The place where you are using the field value use like this

    <C1> &itab-field& </C1>.

    You will get the field value in the form of barcode.

    Which barcode printer are you using ? Can you download this file and see.


    It will give an idea about barcode commands.

    Check this link:

    [Sap Help|]

    Detailed information about SAP Barcodes ,A barcode solution consists of the following:

    u2022 a barcode printer

    u2022 a barcode reader

    u2022 a mobile data collection application/program

    A barcode label is a special symbology to represent human readable information such as a material number or batch number

    in machine readable format.

    There are different symbologies for different applications and different industries. Luckily, you need not worry to much about that as the logistics supply chain has mostly standardized on 3 of 9 and 128 barcode symbologies - which all barcode readers support and which SAP support natively in it's printing protocols.

    You can print barcodes from SAP by modifying an existing output form.

    Behind every output form is a print program that collects all the data and then pass it to the form. The form contains the layout as well as the font, line and paragraph formats. These forms are designed using SAP Script (a very easy but frustratingly simplistic form format language) or Smart Forms that is more of a graphical form design tool.

    Barcodes are nothing more than a font definition and is part of the style sheet associated with a particular SAPScript form. The most important aspect is to place a parameter in the line of the form that points to the data element that you want to represent as barcode on the form, i.e. material number. Next you need to set the font for that parameter value to one of the supported barcode symbologies.



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