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storage locations assignment


Right now my client is having the below storage locations

1. Raw materilas

2 Semifinished

3 Finished materilas

4.Spare parts

Now they are going for warehouse management.

I need suggestion

1. If I assign all these storage locations to warehouse, what is the advantage and disadvantages?

2.If I assign only one storage location assign to warehpuse and transfer all these storage locations stocks to single storage location, what are the advantages and disadvantages.

Since after WM implementation we manage the stock at differnt storage types.

Please suggest me the best solution.

Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Srinivas,

The both question are seems like one or the other way, see my answers

1) Manage Different Stocks using Storage types


i.) SAP WM Provided excellent standard storage type functionality to keep various stocks (Raw materilas, Semifinished,Finished materilas and Spare parts). So that you can manage all stocks under one storage location in one warehouse.


ii.) Based on the storage location if you are using any custom functionality (to store or remove), that will not work.

2) If you keep the stocks in four storage location, those are assigned to one WM, In this case if you want do Stock Transfer


i.)The Four storage locations geographically different places and then if you want manage one WM, this will be ok.

ii.)If you want to manage the stocks strictly in the separate locations, due to products characteristics or HU Managed finished you have to maintain separate storage location (SAP will now allow HU Managed and Non HU managed in one Storage location)


i.)Due to space constraint, If you want to move stocks for temporarily from one storage location to another storage location under one warehouse, you have to create transfer posting in IM and then you have to create Posting Change Notification, Transfer Order at WM level (four steps involved here i.e Transfer Posting at IM level , PCN Creation, TO Creation and TO Confirmation at WM level)

Feel free to ask me if you have any questions



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