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Handling Unit Management

HI All,

I am just working on Handling Unit Management.

I am able to understand few things but a lot many questions have raised.

Basically want to understand the business process of using handling unit management.

And if HUM is used then do clients use HUM in all the 3 areas shipping , inventory management and WMS ?

1. Lets say I use packing functionalities in delivery, then when we do the packing in delivery HU is created.

So to use Packing functionality is it necessary that we activate the HUM for the concerned plant-storage location also or without activating HUM at plant-st locn can I use packing functionalities in shipping?

Is my inventory(Plant - storage location concerned)need to HUM managed if I am using packing functionalities in Shipping(i.e delivery)?

2. Lets say I have WM managed warehouse. Is it still necessary to activate HUM at inventory management i.e Plant and St locn combination)?

Basically my confusion is as I activate HUM in Inventory, instead of material document delivery gets created. So is it really necessary to activate in inventory  level.?

3. It would be really helpful if you can give me the process flow working with HUM with and without WMS.

Apologize if my questions are not clear enough.

I would really appreciate if you can state some of your experience setting up HUM across Shipping, inventory and WMS?

Thanks and Regards,

Anoop

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Hi Anoop,

Any storage location (ROH, FERT, HALB..Etc) can be HU managed, but most of the cases I have seen is for finished goods.

For a HU managed storage location, a partner storage location (Non HU managed) has to be assigned from the same plant. When HUs are unpacked, the stock will be posted to the partner storage location.

Packing involves transferring unpacked material quantities to packed material quantities. You can do this by using the Create and Process Handling Units function (transaction HU02).During this process, you can either create handling units or increase the stock contained in existing handling units. A storage-location transfer posting into the HU-managed storage location occurs in inventory management. Stock is posted from the partner storage location of the HU-managed storage location.

If the plant/sloc you are working with is tied to a Warehouse, Inventory in Warehouse Management is also adjusted accordingly. The postings in WM will occur in the storage type and storage bin that were entered in transaction HU02. Otherwise, determination of the interim storage bin occurs via Customizing. This is valid for both the inventory at the HU-managed storage location and for the inventory at the partner storage location, if it is also managed in WM.

Unpacking involves transferring packed material quantities to unpacked material quantities. You can do this by using the Create and Process Handling Units function (transaction HU02).During this process, you can either delete handling units or decrease the stock contained in existing handling units. A storage-location transfer posting from the HU-managed storage location into the inventory of the partner storage location occurs in inventory management. Inventory in Warehouse Management is also adjusted accordingly.

The postings in WM will occur in the storage type and storage bin that were entered in transaction HU02. Otherwise, determination of the interim storage bin occurs via Customizing. This is valid for both the inventory at the HU-managed storage location and for the inventory at the partner storage location, if it is also managed in WM.

Below is the link for SAP SCM660 - Handling Unit, reading through this material would give you a better understanding of Handling Units.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/56838459/SCM660-Handling-Unit-Management

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Thanks & Regards,

Mohan Ganganala

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