The interface between the Warehouse Management system (WMS) and the Production Control of the application component Production Planning (WM-PP interface) ensures direct material staging to theproductions supply areas from the warehouse. The production worker requests the required material manually via the interface. The WMS ensures that production storage bins are available at exactly the right time.
The system automatically updates the production order via the WM-PP interface during processing of the material staging and also takes into account subsequent changes to the production order. For more information, seeMaterial Staging.
The consumption posting in Inventory Management (MM-IM) for the staged material is fully integrated.
You usetransfer requirements (TRs) as source reference documents in the WM-PP interface. In certain cases, you can also use deliveries as reference documents.
To avoid stock differences during material staging, we recommend taking the material that is to be staged only from the production storage bins that you have defined for this process. If the material is in another bin, you must take it to the production storage bin.
If you request material staging in production in advance, the WMS makes the requested production materials available on time.
The system supports the following types of material staging:
You can simulate, execute, and display the results of material staging for production.
You can no longer cancel a material staging, which already exists for a transfer order (TO).
Goods Receipt from Production
In the production scheduling profile, you can specify that the system is to automatically post a goods receipt into the warehouse for the finished material on confirmation of the production order. For more information, seeGoods Receipt from Production.
Using Handling Units (HUs)
For information on implementingHandling Unit Management at the WM-PP interface, see Handling Units in Production Orders and Material Staging of Components with WM.