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S.Loc and Warehouse assignment.. 1-warehouse or multiple-warehouses

Hello,

I am working on SAP EWM and during blueprinting have come across the following case.

1.                                       

PLNT - SLOC1 - WH1

PLNT - SLOC2 - WH1

PLNT - SLOC3 - WH1

2.

PLNT - SLOC1 - WH1

PLNT - SLOC2 - WH2

PLNT - SLOC3 - WH3

I am trying to figure out which config would be better (wrt overall system configurations and the final operational effectiveness).

Looking forward to some help.

Regards,

Amit

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    Nov 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    One important thing to make the decision is - in my opinion - whether the storage locations are in the same physical (geographical) location or not.

    If they are in the same physical location (especially if they / some of them are "logical" / "virtual" storage locations), normally I would consider to assign them to the same warehouse (your 1st option).

    If they are in different geographical locations, I would consider creating separate warehouse for each (your 2nd option).

    Similar questions have been discussed here on LE forum, you can search and see more arguments for the different options.

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    Nov 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM

    Dear Amit ,

    if your physical structure is the same i think its better to go with first option , for separate structure you could go with second one.

    Volume of materials in each premises also plays important part with decision making.

    Hope it helps.

    Thanks

    Jinoy

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    Nov 19, 2012 at 06:48 AM

    Thanks Csaba and Jinoy,

    If we go by the 1st option, we would have to create multiple availability groups and stock types.

    I am not clear with the usage of multiple stock types and avail.groups.

    Can you provide some information on the role of multiple stock types and avail.groups during the transactions.. and if this would cause operational problems.

    Regards,

    Amit

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    • Former Member Juergen Pitz

      Hello Juergen, thanks for clarifying it...and sorry from my part also because my English is sorrowfully not the best and reading again your reply it seems I just may have interpreted it in a wrong way. Cs.

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    Former Member
    Nov 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    In our case, there are three physically different sto.locations.

    The requirement is to use only 1 warehouse for the 3 sto.locations.

    Should the 3 sto.locations should have different names for the same process type - example inbound -  INB1 for sto1, INB2 for sto2, INB3 for sto3.

    (doesnt seem possible in the system)

    Or should they have same process types but different storage types. example for inbound - INBP - st.type1 for sto.loc1, sto.type2 for sto.loc.2 sto.type3 for sto.loc3.

    (again, this also doesnt seem possible in the system)

    We are unable to understand how to design this. Looking forward to some directions 😊.

    Thanks in advance.

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    • Hi,

      "In our case, there are three physically different sto.locations.

      The requirement is to use only 1 warehouse for the 3 sto.locations."

      Who came up with this "requirement"? IMHO: Bad idea.

      "We are unable to understand how to design this. Looking forward to some directions 😊."

      Don't build it like this. 🤪 Because one day it is going to bite you in the...

      Brgds

      Juergen