Releasing Consignment Stock from Inspection - SAP WM

You have the option of releasing consignment stock from inspection in the Inventory Management component or from within WM. If the consignment stock is QM-managed, it must be released using a QM function. When consignment stock has been released from inspection in IM, it is displayed on the posting change notice list with a stock category of Q in the C (category) column and a special stock indicator of K in the S (special stock) column.

Process Flow
The basic steps for processing the release of consignment stock from inspection are described under Processing Posting Changes.

Processing Blocked Stock
Stock designated in IM as blocked stock is displayed in WM with a stock category of "S". For posting changes, you process this stock in WM in the same manner as inspection stock. You have the option of initiating posting changes to change the status of blocked stock in the Inventory Management component or from within WM.

Process Flow
The basic steps for processing blocked stock are described under Processing Posting Changes.

Converting Available Stock to Inspection Stock
If warehouse stock has been damaged, for example by water or fire, it can be reassigned as inspection stock.You have the option of initiating posting changes to convert the status of available stock to inspection stock in the Inventory Management component or from within WM. If the material is QM-managed, you must change the stock to inspection stock using functions in IM and QM.

Process Flow
The basic steps for processing this stock are described under Processing Posting Changes

Changing a Material Number
Purpose
You carry out a posting change to change a material number to another existing material number. Such changes most commonly apply to materials in chemical and pharmaceutical firms where the percentage of a substance contained in a solution may vary.

As an example, a citrus fruit juice manufacturer produces orange juice which normally has a sugar content of 30 per cent. However, after the cartons have been filled and stored it is determined at a later time that, due to varying weather conditions (such as excessive rainfall), the sugar content in the orange juice is only 15 per cent. In this case, a material number change can be carried out so that the stock is properly identified.

Prerequisites
In order to change a material number, the new material must.

  • Already be available in the system
  • Be processed using exactly the same quantity and storage quantity unit as the previous material

Process Flow
The basic steps for this process are described under Processing Posting Changes. This illustrates how the system processes a posting change notice to change a material number.

Posting changes in warehouse Management

  1. When you carry out a transfer posting to change a material number in IM, the system creates a posting change notice and two quants a negative quant for the old material number and a positive quant for the new material number.
  2. To clear the posting change notice in WM, you must create and confirm a transfer order based on the open posting change notice.
  3. When you create and confirm the transfer order for the posting change notice, you can transfer the stock to another storage bin or leave it in the same bin as shown in the graphic.

How to Change a Material Number
Once you have initiated the posting change in IM by processing a transfer posting, the procedure for changing a material number is basically the same as any other posting change. For an example, see Releasing Stock from Inspection. For this procedure, you use movement type 309 in the standard system. On the initial screen, you should enter the current material number (not the new material number) in the Material field.

Dividing Materials into Two or More Batches
Dividing a material into two or more batches is similar to changing a material number.

Process Flow

  1. First, you initiate a posting change as a transfer posting in IM for "material to material".
    Instead of changing the material number, however, you add a new batch number for the desired quantity of material.
  2. When you post the transfer posting in IM, the system creates a posting change notice in WM.
  3. To complete the process, you create a transfer order for the posting change notice in WM.

Changing Stock Ownership from Plant to Plant
It is not uncommon for several plants to own stock in the same warehouse. When the ownership of stock in the same warehouse complex is changed from one plant to another, since the stock often remains in the same storage bin, it is considered be a posting change rather than a stock transfer. This ownership change must first be processed as a transfer posting in IM. Afterward, it is cleared in WM by creating and confirming a transfer order. (This type of change can also be processed as a stock transfer in IM using standard movement type 301 even though the stock itself may remain in the same place.)

In order to transfer ownership of stock from one plant to another plant in the Materials Management system, the material master record for the material you want to transfer must be maintained, not only for the plant which currently owns the material, but also for the plant which will take over ownership of the material.

  1. When you change stock ownership from one plant to another using IM, the system creates a negative quant and a positive quant in WM in the posting change interim storage area. Also, the system creates a posting change notice for the quantity transferred.
  2. Once the ownership of stock has been changed in IM, you process the posting change in WM using the same general procedures described in Releasing Stock from Inspection. In the standard system, you can use movement type 309 to process this type of posting change

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