SAP EWM - Cross Docking


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Cross Docking allows you to reduce the costs of goods transportation in a warehouse and shorten the time needed for delivery. Cross docking only creates one movement – GR Zone to GI Zone and can only be used if the stock for removal is not determined by First in – first out.

There are different types of cross docking available in a SAP system −

  • Transportation cross docking
  • Merchandise Distribution
  • Push deployment
  • Pick from goods receipt
  • Opportunistic Cross docking

Performing Opportunistic Cross Docking

This is the only cross docking method that doesn’t require any other application or system. By using a product group and product group types in the master data, you can control the method by product.

Process

Create a purchase order and a sales order with the corresponding delivery documents. Post the goods receipt and move the required quantity directly to the GI-Zone.

The next step is to create the inbound delivery.

To do this, go to Easy Access Menu of your ERP system: Logistics → Logistics Execution → Inbound Process → Goods Receipt for Inbound Delivery → Inbound Delivery → Create → Single Documents

Single Documents

The next step is to post the goods receipt in the EWM.

To do this, go to Extended Warehouse Management → Delivery Processing → Inbound Delivery → Maintain Inbound Delivery.

Maintain Inbound Delivery

The next step is to create a Sales Order. For doing this, go to the ERP system → Easy Access Menu of your ERP system → Logistics → Sales and Distribution → Sales → Order → Create.

Create Sales Order

The next step is to create an Outbound delivery and confirm the outbound delivery order number.

For doing this, navigate to the Easy Access Menu of your ERP system −

Logistics → Logistics Execution → Outbound Process → Goods Issue for Outbound Delivery → Create → Single Document → With Reference to Sales Order.

Sales Order

Create a Warehouse task using this outbound delivery number for picking.

Create and confirm the warehouse task for the inbound delivery. Note that two warehouse tasks are created. Check the source and destination storage types.

The next step is to post the goods issue for outbound delivery order. To do this, navigate to Extended Warehouse Management → Delivery Processing → Outbound Delivery → Maintain Outbound Delivery Order.

Maintain Outbound Delivery Order

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