Last updated on July 18, 2019
The concept of storage control is unique in extended warehouse management as compared to SAP warehouse management. In complex warehouses, a goods issue or receipt process involves a series of storage or picking/put away steps. This means that the material which is picked does not directly go the goods issue area and the material which is received at the goods receipt area does not necessarily go to the final put away storage bin directly. The HU/items will follow the multi-staging physical movement.
Storage Control determines the internal path to be followed by a product or HU, in other words, controls the destination bin for each internal process step.
There are two methods used for storage control –
You can combine the process-oriented storage control with the layout-oriented storage control. Here, EWM always executes the process-oriented storage control first. Let us first understand the concept of Process-Oriented Storage Control.
Process- Oriented Storage Control:
For Put-away, you can enter Process Steps in the following sequence
For Removal, you can enter Process Steps in the following sequence –
Following configuration, activities must be completed to set up Process oriented storage control-
SPRO > SAP Reference IMG > Extended Warehouse Management > Cross Process Settings > Warehouse Task > Define Process-Oriented Storage Control
The above configuration has three steps-
A-Define External Storage Process Step
B-Define Storage Control for each External Storage Process Step
C-Define Storage Process & assign process steps to storage process
Storage Process Determination:
2.For Outbound Processing (Removal), the storage Process is assigned to the Warehouse Order Creation Rule used to create WO for picking.
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