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what is the difference between this 2 warehouse? (path: SPRO, Enterprise Structure, Definition, Logistics Execution, Define, copy, delete, check warehouse number, click on "Define warehouse number") :

001 Central whse (full WM)

100 Lean WM (without stocks)

What is the difference?

Is is true or not that "Lean WM doesn't use storage bins"?

Yours faithfully



if you implement Lean WM, inventory management takes place solely at storage location level. The system does not update the stock data at storage bin level using the quants.

The use of transfer orders in Lean WM provides the following advantages:

You can reprint transfer orders at any time.

You can split transfer orders and thus distribute the workload better among the staff in your warehouse.

You can pass on the transfer order target data and the names of those who process transfer orders to the HR application component, where this data can be used to calculate incentive wage.

If you do no wish to update stocks in your fixed bin warehouse at storage bin level, Lean WM provides you with the option of using the advantages of warehouse management through transfer orders in the same way as warehouse management using the WMS.


You can only implement Lean WM in a fixed bin warehouse; random storage is not possible.

Before you can implement Lean WM, you need to make the following configuration changes in Customizing:

Assign a (newly defined) storage location to a warehouse number.

Set up at least two storage types:

a picking storage type as the source storage type

A shipping area as the destination storage type for deliveries

hope it helps..



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