The goods issue process in extended warehouse management starts with outbound delivery request. When an outbound delivery document is created, this process starts in the ERP system. For items that are relevant in the EWM, delivery document is replicated in the SAP EWM system.
In this SAP EWM system, goods issue is carried out because of the outbound delivery request (ODR), which is a copy of the outbound delivery document in the ERP system and carries the same number.
A warehouse process type is defined for each line item when an outbound delivery request is created. This process type is used in picking warehouse task.
For goods issue, the following things are required −
To perform this, the system determines the source location of the goods to be picked from. To configure this, the following steps have to be performed.
The following parameters are used to determine the storage type search sequence −
Navigate to EWM → Goods Issue Process → Strategies → Specify Storage type search sequence.
Click on New entries and enter the following details −
Stock removal strategy is a method of determining storage bins for one or more products to be picked. You can customize the stock removal rule definition table in customizing for SCM extended warehouse management.
Navigate to Extended Warehouse management → Goods Issue Process → Strategies → Specify stock removal rule.
When an outbound delivery request is created, EWM system does not create a warehouse task or task is created with a partial quantity, this is called as the Denial scenario.
The following are the common denial scenarios in a warehouse while processing a goods issue −
When a warehouse task can’t meet the quantity requested in the outbound delivery request, the system can be configured to raise a pick denial.
In case of stock discrepancy picked by an employee, a smaller quantity as per outbound delivery and no other stock is available in the warehouse, you can set the system to execute a pick denial.
To configure EWM for pick denial, navigate to Extended Warehouse Management → Goods Issue Process → Pick Denial → Activate pick denial at warehouse number level.
In the next window, find your warehouse in the table and select the activation checkbox.
Click save and exit.
In SAP EWM, you can combine warehouse request items and divide them into waves as per the possible criteria like activity area, route or product. Waves can be created automatically in SAP extended warehouse management system or manually using defined waves templates.
To create a wave manually, navigate to Extended Warehouse Management → Work Scheduling → Wave Management → /SCWM/WAVE Maintain Waves and click on Create.