Creating Storage Bins 

Use

You can create one storage bin manually or you can group a range of storage bins with similar characteristics and define them simultaneously.

Procedure

Creating a single storage bin

  1. From the SAP Menu, choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Master Data ® Warehouse ® Storage Bin ® Create ® Manually.
  2. Enter data as required.
  3. As a minimum, you must enter the storage section for the storage bin.

  4. Save your entries.

Creating several storage bins simultaneously

To create a group of storage bins with similar characteristics, you define a template with the coordinate structure as follows:

  1. To display a list of all previously defined templates, from the SAP menu choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Master Data ® Warehouse ® Storage Bin ® Create ® Automatically.
  2. To create a new template, choose New entries.
  3. Enter the warehouse number, storage type and current number in the first section of the screen. For the current number, enter any number that has not been used previously.
  4. In the "Bin definition" section of the screen, enter values to define the template and coordinates of the storage bins that you want to create.
  5. For more information on how to enter data for defining the storage bin coordinate structure, see the example.

  6. You define the characteristics for all storage bins in the "Additional data" section of the screen. As a minimum, you must enter a storage section, storage bin type and maximum weight.
  7. Save the characteristics data.

  8. To generate the coordinates, choose Environment ® Create bins.
  9. The system displays a screen with the storage bin characteristics and the coordinates of all the bins that will be generated based on your entries.

  10. If the data is incorrect, return to the data entry screen, make the necessary corrections, and save the data again.

If the data is correct, choose Create online to create the storage bins or Create by batch input to create the bins later in batch mode.

If you chose to create the storage bins in batch mode, the system returns to the data entry screen with a message stating that a batch session was created. Make a note of the batch session name for subsequent processing.

Example: Creating Several Storage Bins

To create the following series of storage bins (coordinates)

02-1-020 02-2-020 03-1-020 03-2-020

02-1-040 02-2-040 03-1-040 03-2-040

you complete the Bin Definition section of the automatic bin creation screen in the following manner:

Storage Bin Coordinate Structure Definition

Bin Definition

Entry

Template

N

N

C

N

C

N

N

N

C

C

Structure

A

A

 

B

 

C

C

C

   

Start value

0

2

-

1

-

0

2

0

   

End value

0

3

-

2

-

0

4

0

   

Increment

0

1

-

1

-

0

2

0

   

 

Template

The template field is used to specify the numeric and non-numeric characters from which bin coordinates are built.

Two alphabetic variables (2 As) cannot be entered next to each other.

Structure

The structure field is used to group together the numeric characters (N-values of the template) into individual variable sections. These sections are counted by the system.

You must enter the numeric characters in exactly the same positions as the alphabetic characters in the template.

Start value

This data field specifies the storage bin to be created first in a range of storage bins.

End value

This data field specifies the storage bin to be created last in a range of storage bins.

Increment

In this data field, you define the increment for the individual variables (N or A) in the template.