Blocking Bins in the Warehouse 

Occasionally you need to block storage bins. For example, you might want to block the storage bins that are being counted for an annual inventory or bins that have been damaged or are being renovated. When the activity is completed, then you must unblock the storage bins so that they can be used again by the system. You use the same tasks to block and unblock bins. In addition to blocking storage bins, you can also block materials.

You can block or unblock storage bins

You can also block an entire storage type.

Blocking Bins Selectively

You generally block bins selectively when bins have been damaged or are being renovated.

  1. Choose Master data  ®   Storage bin  ®   Block  ®   Selectively from the WM menu bar.
  2. Enter a warehouse number and either a single storage type and storage bin or a range of storage types and bins.
  3. To start the blocking process, choose Execute.

  4. Mark each storage bin that you want to block or unblock.
  5. To block the selected storage bins, choose Block; to unblock, choose Unblock.
  6. In the blocking dialog box, select the type of block and enter a code for the blocking reason and choose ENTER .
  7. Save the changes to the database.

Blocking a Range of Storage Bins

If the material conveyance system is out of order or being repaired, you use this function to block the affected bins.

To block a range of storage bins

  1. Choose Master data  ® Storage bin  ® Block  ®  Range of bins from the WM menu bar.
  2. Enter the selection criteria on the initial screen and choose  Execute.
  3. The system displays a screen listing the number of storage bins that meet the selection criteria and how many of these bins are already blocked.

  4. To block the selected storage bins, choose  Block; to unblock, choose  Unblock.
  5. The system displays a blocking window.

  6. Select the type of block, enter a code for the blocking reason and choose ENTER .
  7. Save the changes to the data base.

Blocking Bins in Bulk storage

To manually block storage bins that are in bulk storage

  1. Choose Master data  ® Storage bin  ®   Block ®  In bulk storage from the WM menu bar.
  2. Enter a warehouse number, storage type, and either a single bin or a range of storage bins.
  3. To start the blocking process, choose Program   ® Execute.

Blocking a Storage Type

If it is necessary for you to block an entire storage type, choose  Master data ® Storage bin ® Block ® storage type from the WM menu bar. For each storage type that you select, you can set or remove the setting of the blocking indicators for both putaway and picking tasks.