Critical Stock 

Definition

With this task, the warehouse activity monitor can display

Use

The display of critical stock in interim storage areas makes it possible for you to identify goods movements that have not been fully processed within an acceptable period of time.

Stock in Interim Storage Areas

The warehouse activity monitor displays stock in interim storage areas that has not moved within the time parameters defined in the system.

Stock that exists in interim storage areas always indicates incomplete processes. Therefore, any stock that remains in interim storage areas for a lengthy period of time is considered to be critical.

For stock in interim storage areas, the warehouse activity monitor can display the following open processes:

This can mean that there are open goods issues for materials that have not yet been delivered.

This can indicate discrepancies (from taking inventory or when confirming transfer orders) that have not yet been cleared.

This means that there may be posting change notices that have not been fully processed.

This indicates that there may be goods that have not yet been stored in the warehouse.

Negative Stock

The warehouse activity monitor displays all negative stock that has exceeded the critical time period defined in the system.

The existence of negative stock also indicates incomplete processes that can be displayed by the warehouse activity monitor. For example, these can include:

Criteria

For critical stock, you define the critical time period for each warehouse number and movement type in Customizing. Additionally, you can define whether all stock or only stock in dynamic storage bins is to be monitored.

Additional Functions

Using the warehouse activity monitor, you can carry out the following additional function for critical stock:

In many cases, this makes it possible to determine the reason the critical situation occurred.

Frequently, no transfer order exists for a critical stock in an interim storage area. In this case, you can be certain that the critical situation was caused by an IM posting.