Cycle Counting Inventory
In cycle counting inventory, you enter your material stocks physically at regular intervals within a fiscal year.
By dividing materials into various classes (for example, A, B, C, D, and so on), you specify for those materials at which intervals or cycles the inventory is to be performed. This allows you to make an inventory fast-moving materials in your warehouse more often than slow-moving materials.
You have used the cycle counting indicator to define material classes and corresponding inventory cycles. For more information, see the Implementation Guide for
Materials Managementunder .
You have assigned every material to be inventoried using cycle counting to a material class. You make these assignments by setting the
Cycle Countingindicator in the
Storageview in the material master.
In the Customizing for Warehouse Management under, you have specified cycle counting as the inventory procedure for the required storage type.
When using cycle counting, the system only suggests materials for inventory within a storage type that are marked with a cycle counting indicator.
If you want to inventory the other materials in this storage type as well, change the inventory procedure temporarily for this storage type. You can then perform, for example, a Continuous Inventory.
Create and activate system inventory records.
This report searches for all materials in a storage type that are marked for cycle counting within a given date interval, and it creates a list of storage bins to be inventoried.
Enter the required data, and define the time interval for the inventory.
The system proposes for the physical inventory, all storage bins that are to be inventoried by cycle counting.
In the case of mixed storage, the system checks all quants and proposes those quants in the storage type for inventory as soon as one of the quants is relevant for cycle counting. In this case the message
To plan the inventory count for the suggested bins, choose.
To activate the inventory documents immediately, choose
Print the warehouse inventory list.
In the SAP Menu, choose.
Enter data as required.
If you only want to display the inventory document on the screen, deselect the
Carry out the physical inventory.
Enter the count results in the WMS.
Enter the inventory differences in
After the entire physical inventory is complete for the fiscal year, you reset the inventory data for storage bins and storage quants using the
RLREOLPQreport. In the next inventory period, you can then perform a new physical inventory for these storage bins.
You should not reset the quant data, since the reference to the inventory date is then lost, and the system proposes too many bins for your next cycle counting inventory.