To transfer stock from one storage bin to another storage bin within the same warehouse, you manually create and confirm a transfer order for the material to be moved. Since the total quantity of stock in the warehouse remains the same, stock movements that take place within the same plant and warehouse number do not require the use of the Inventory Management component.
Reasons for Making Internal Transfers
Possible reasons for transferring stock from one storage bin to another within the same warehouse include
- Combining smaller quantities of the same material that are dispersed among several storage bins and moving them into a single bin
- Supplying stock from bulk or rack storage to a picking area
- Clearing bins for technical reasons, for example, to renovate a range of storage bins or for maintenance work
- Transferring stock as soon as a specified capacity has been reached
See also:Moving Stock from One Storage Bin to Another Replenishing Fixed Bins in the Warehouse