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Use multiple plants for one warehouse number

Hi Colleagues,

I have two basic questions for an ongoing implementations.

I have studied the how-to-guides and two questions arised for the integration of ERP and EWM.

In our scenario we have several plants connected to the warehouse number, also for one plant more than one warehouse numbers will exist.

1. question

The how-to-guide states the following:

Warehouse Integration Completion

In EWM the warehouse (4-digit number, for
example W001) is connected to the ERP warehouse.

Additionally the EWM warehouse is connected to a
supply chain unit (SCU) with business attribute INV (SCU used as warehouse). If
your warehouse is connected to one plant, you can use the SCU of the plant as warehouse
SCU
as shown in the figure. If your warehouse is connected to several ERP
plants, you can do one of the following:

  • Use the SCU of one of the plants as
    warehouse SCU (if the address of the plant is identical to the address of the
    warehouse)
  • Use a warehouse SCU that you manually
    create in EWM. If you use routes in EWM, the SCU must also exist as
    location.
    For this purpose, do the following:

  1. 1. In transaction /SCMB/SCUMAIN, create the SCU with a
    type also foreseen as location type in transaction /SAPAPO/LOC3 and assign the
    business attribute PLOC (planning location) in addition to the business
    attribute INV (warehouse) to the SCU.
  2. 2. In transaction /SAPAPO/LOC3,
    assign a model to the location.

We have a different address for the plant and warehouse so we manually need to create the SCU.

What location type shall we use? E.g 1001 is a foreseen location type. But since this is a plant location type will this work with all combinations (outbound deliveries from several plants).

2. question

The documentation states the following about linking the plant:

In ERP the plant is linked to a vendor master
data and a customer master data. This setting is made in ERP when
customizing stock transport orders between two plants.

Use different numbers for the
vendor and the customer (for example, BPPL01V for the vendor and BPPL01C for
the customer) as they can be handled automatically by CIF when transferring the
data to EWM.

The vendor or customer number linked to the plant
plays an important role in EWM: It exists as business partner in EWM and has
the function of party entitled to dispose of the stock. The party
entitled to dispose represents the plant in EWM. Therefore choose the name of
the vendor or customer carefully. In our example we use the naming convention
BP<plant>V for the business partner of the vendor assigned to the plant.

The customer and vendor linked to the
plant exist as locations, supply chain units and business
partners
in EWM. Note that only the business partner of the customer or of
the vendor is needed to build the organizational structure in EWM. It
represents the plant in EWM. During CIF the system automatically takes the ERP
vendor/customer number as EWM business partner number unless conflicts arise
(see Handling Conflicts in Business Partner Numbering in EWM [Page 32]). In the
business partner data, you can find the ERP customer number as external identification
CRM002 and the ERP vendor number as external identification CRM004. However, on
the EWM side there is no information yet that one of those business partners is
linked to an ERP plant.

If you use the same number for the
customer and vendor linked to the plant, only one business partner exists in
EWM. It has either the external identification CRM002 or the external
identification CRM004. You must manually add the missing external
identification to the business partner.

One of the business
partners linked to the vendor/customer of the plant has an explicit link to the
ERP plant in EWM.
In the
business partner data, you can find the ERP plant number as external
identification CRM011. In our example the business partner of vendor BPPL01V is
linked to ERP plant PL01. If your warehouse is connected to several plants, you
need for each plant exactly one business partner with external identification
CRM011 and the corresponding plant number. This business partner represents the
plant in EWM and has the function of party entitled to dispose of the
stock. Any stock in EWM must be assigned to a party entitled to dispose. If
your warehouse is connected to one plant, you can assign a default party
entitled to dispose to the warehouse for usability purposes.

So my question is:

Which one should be applied: the customer or
the vendor? The example drawing links the vendor to the plant.

Thanks

Daniel Szasz

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Hi.

"We have a different address for the plant and warehouse so we manually need to create the SCU.

What location type shall we use?".

Location type 1008 is for warehouse. That should be sufficient.

Because:

"1. In transaction /SCMB/SCUMAIN, create the SCU with a
type also foreseen as location type in transaction /SAPAPO/LOC3 and assign the
business attribute PLOC (planning location) in addition to the business
attribute INV (warehouse) to the SCU.

  1. 2. In transaction /SAPAPO/LOC3,
    assign a model to the location.
    “"


You might not need to do this. Do you use route determination in EWM? Only then you need a location. Otherwise I do not believe you need a model and you do not need a location for your SCU.


"Which one should be applied: the customer or
the vendor?"

Which one do you prefer? It does not matter, both work.

Brgds

Juergen


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