Replenishing Fixed Bins in the Warehouse - SAP WM

The replenishment function is used to fill up the stock in fixed bins. The system first creates transfer requirements for the quantities needed. Afterward, you process the transfer requirements to create transfer orders according to the procedures you would normally use to carry out stock movements in the WM system.

Basically, you have two separate replenishment functions at your disposal. The first function "Replenishment for Fixed Bins" calculates the replenishment quantities that are required to keep stock at appropriate levels in the warehouse in order to be able to meet the requirements as given by the current stock situation and the entries in the material master.

The second function "Replenishment Planning for Fixed Bins" plans the stock replenishment for the fixed bins in that not only the current stock situation is considered, but also future stock picks are taken into account. Here the system includes pending deliveries with fixed bin picking in the calculation process.

To implement the replenishment task, you must first define a WM movement type for storage types that use the fixed bin putaway strategy. In the standard system, you can use WM movement type 319 (Replenishment to Production) as a copy template.

If, in the definition of the movement type, you set the indicator in the Automatic TO field, the system will create transfer orders automatically from the transfer requirements. This field is linked to a control table that can be maintained to customize the automatic creation of transfer orders.

In addition to the changes in the Customizing application , you need to also maintain the material master for each material in question. To do so, enter the required data for Storage bin, bin quantity, min. storage bin quantity and replenishment quantity at storage type level in der WM view of the material master.

To change a fixed-bin material that has already been created, choose Master data Material Change. If you have not assigne any particular fixed bin to a material, you must first create the fixed bin data for this material in the material master.

Executing Replenishment for Fixed Bins
You can use this task to control the replenishment of stock for fixed storage bins. Here the sytem automatically calculates the replenishment quantity required to keep the stock in the fixed bins at level that meet the requirements of the current stock situation and the material-dependent settings in the material master.

Choose: Logistics Logistics Execution Internal Whse Processes Stock Transfer Planning of Replenishments According to Bin Situation from the SAP menu.

  1. Enter the plant, warehouse number, and storage type.
  2. In the section Additional Information for Transfer Requirement, you can enter the following selection criteria:
    • Requirement number
    • Transfer priority
    • Planning date
    • Planning time
    • Ship-to party
    • Unloading point

Planning Replinshment for Fixed Storage Bins

  1. Choose Logistics Logistics Execution Internal Whse Processes Stock Transfer Planning of Replenishments Based Upon Outb. Deliveries to be Selected from the SAP menu.
  2. Enter the selection criteria and other appropriate data on the initial screen as follows:
    1. In the Selection section:
      • Plant
      • Warehouse number
      • Storage type
    2. In the Additional information for transfer requirement section:
      • Requirements type/number
        Depending on how the replenishment movement type was configured for the storage type, a requirement type may be necessary (to identify the reason for the requirement). If a requirement type has been entered, a requirement number must always be entered (to allow transfer requirements to be grouped).
      • Transfer priority
        This value is copied to the replenishment transfer requirement and to the subsequently created transfer order, thus enabling priority transfer orders to be processed.
      • Planned time
        The system proposes the current time. However, you can enter a different time for when the transfer requirement is to be processed.
  3. Execute the report.

The system creates the necessary replenishment transfer requirements and creates statistics containing the following information:

  • Number of delivery items and number of materials that were taken into account in planning replenishments for fixed storage bins
  • Number of replenishment transfer requirements created and number of items.

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