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Storage control in EWM

Dear Experts,

How can we configure Process oriented storage control and layout oriented storage control in EWM? I mean is there a specific customization node for this?

Any thought on this will be much appreciated.

For example, I want to work with only Process oriented storage control. What are the customization to be made?



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    Mar 09, 2012 at 02:39 PM

    Hello shetty,

    Process oriented storage control is the most often used in EWM so good choice. Now, the POSC process is mainly a workflow if you will with steps that need to be done so as the process defined is succesfully finished. For example, a POSC for inbound would be Unloading (step IB01) after that comes Deconsolidation (IB02), Quality inspection (QIS), Packing (PACK) and afterwards Putaway (IB04). This is the typicall POSC for inbound but you can make one whichever steps you desire. The outbound POSC is like Pick, Pack, Load and Putaway. You can define your own steps and POSC following the path SPRO SCM Extended Warehouse Management - Cross-Process Settings - Warehouse Task - Define Process-Oriented Storage Control.

    Also check out the Define Warehouse Process Type and Determine Warehouse Process Type from the same path. The process types you will need to take care of especially will be 1011 - Putaway with Storage Process and 2011 - Pick, Pack, Stage, Load.

    A POSC is determined at product level so if you want your products to follow a POSC please assign the 01 - Storage Process Active value to the Proc.Type Det. Ind. in the Warehouse Data Tab in the product master.

    Last but not least, after a step is completed in the POSC the PPF (Post Procesing Framework) will create the follow-on tasks automatically.

    Please allocate enough time for the POSC customizing and implementation because there is a lot of work involved.

    All the best,

    Claudiu Maxim

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    Jul 03, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Hi Shetty,

    storage control process is used to identify the stock situation exactly in side the warehouse. before the goods are placed into the storage bin they will under the process of unloading , counting , quality inspection , deconsolidation and putaway.

    all these individual activities are controlled through storage process steps.

    these storage process steps are grouped under one storage process.

    this storage process is maintained in your warehouse process type.

    most importantly this will be worked only with Handling Units.




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    • HI Neel,

      in eWM system , you are determining the source bin from where the stock needs to be picked up.(warehouse task creation based on your search strategies).Once the bin is determined,if the bin is assigned to activity pick corresponding activity area will be determined.from the configuration path(SPRO--->Extended Warehouse Management-->Cross-Process Settings--->Warehouse Order-->Define Search Sequence of Creation Rules for Activity Areas) you can find that this activity area is assigned to which warehouse order creation rule.In the warehouse order creation rule you can maintain storage process so that the system will pass the HU to the destination storage type(usually for a packing work center or VAS work center).you need to ensure the related storage process steps are configured in the system.WOCR activity area is nothing but we are saying to the system whether source bin or destination bin has to be considered for that activity.

      if you see 1011 you can identify that the destination bin has to be considered and where as for process type picking the source area has to be considered.