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Multiple material to one fixed bin

Hi Folks,

We have a warehouse where we have fixed bin.Due to insufficient physical bin location in warehouse

We have decided to store a multiple material having same physical characteristics in one Fixed bin.

Now my query is there any drawbacks of using one bin for multiple materials ?

For this what Removal strategy we are supposed to use ? Can we use FIFO or Fixed Bin removal strategy ?

Regards,

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    Jan 17, 2013 at 03:41 PM

    Hi John,

    Since you have only one bin which is fixed i would suggest to use fixed bin removal strategy. There is no issue if you store multiple materials but make sure that you allow mixed storage for your storage type. That is in the define storage type, put 'x' for mixed storage field.

    IMG->LE->WM->Master data-> Define storage type.

    Regards

    Vijay

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      Hi John,

      The LP21 program calculates the requested quantity by substracting the max quantity (given in the material master) from the available material stock. For example the material A as stock 10 and the max quantity =100 and min quantity = 60 in the material master. When you run the LP21 the system calculates the requested quantity as (100-10) = 90. This method is called replenishment based on max/min quantity.

      If you use the replenishment quantity method, then the LP21 calculates the requested quantity is equal to replenishment quantity.

      For more details, refer below link.

      http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46b/helpdata/en/35/a47df1763e0392e10000009b38f9b7/content.htm

      Regards

      Vijay

  • Jan 23, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    Hi John

    From Technical point of view you can follow the below process

    1) Define F-Fixed bin as Removal strategy for the storage type

    2) Define same bin as fixed bin for multiple material

    3) Define min,max & Replenish quantity for each material in WM 2 view of individual material

    4) At the time of replenishment system checks the current stock and if the stock of fixed bin is less then the min qty then it triggers a replenishment e.g.

    Current stock: 10 (available stock + open TR + putaway stock)

    Min quantity: 50

    Max quantity: 100

    Replenishment quantity: 20

    Replenishment will take place,since current stock is< Min quantity and it will be in multiple of 20

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    Operationaly it is not advisable to store multiple material in the same storage bin.This will have certain pros and cons. From a business consultant point of view i can see certain pros and cons

    1) Storage BIN Capacity constraint

    2) Increase in Picking time

    3) Increase in Putaway time

    Normally if we are running short of fixed bin then we suggest client to store slow moving material in the same bin as you received order for those material once or twice in a week / month (Depend on the business)

    Hope this will help

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    Jan 28, 2013 at 07:00 AM

    Hello John,

    You can maintain WM movement for fixed bin replenishment and Define Replenishment Control for Storage Type under below mentioned path.

    SPRO -> Logistics Execution ->Warehouse Management ->Activities ->Transfers ->Define Stock Transfers and Replenishment Control

    And then you can use either RLLNACH1 (LP21) report or RLLNACH2 (LP22) report to execute or plan replenishment.

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