Part 2 of 2:
During Part 1 of our pre-allocation inventory post we walked-through the configuration details to complete an SAP LE-WM. In order for this feature to be used in SAP EWM, it must be custom developed. In this post, we discuss the configuration details and transactions on how this is done.
- Pre-allocation table – Transaction code – LT51
The actual quantity field is filled in when the transfer order is created and the pre-order request is satisfied.
- Configuration in a customized menu
SPRO >Logistics Execution >Warehouse Management >Activities >Transfers >Define Movement Types
The flag, marked in the WM movement type ensures during the transfer order creation for WM movement type 101, any material entry is maintained for pre-allocation.
We’ll now see how the configuration and pre-allocation table we set up works.
- A purchase order is placed for the aforesaid material – 2226.
- A goods receipt is posted and a WM transfer requirement document is posted.
- While trying to create the Transfer order, in the foreground.
The system gives the message: Material 2226 is pre-allocated stock
- If we click on the top button which says “Pre-Allocated Stock”
- If we perform the putaway in the foreground
The system by-passes the search strategy and allocates the stock to the same storage type and bin in accordance with the pre-allocation table.
After the transfer order is created, the actual quantity field in the pre-allocation table is updated and the entry in the pre-allocation table is deleted by the system. This ensures urgent requests can be cross-docked directly from the GR area to a specific location, instead of having it racked inside the warehouse, using the pre-allocation table.
If you missed Part 1 of our Pre-allocation of Inventory post which focused on SAP LE-WM, benefits of the feature and SAP EWM you can read it now: Part 1.
If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, watch the webinar recording on The Importance of Warehouse KPIs