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 Generation of Warehouse Request of the Inbound Delivery Type


Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) uses this function to create a warehouse request for your goods receipt process (inbound delivery notification).


When EWM creates a warehouse task for a warehouse request, it updates the document flow for the warehouse request of the inbound delivery type.

When you generate a warehouse request of the inbound delivery type, you can automatically generate value-added service orders (VAS orders) for the warehouse request item .


The warehouse process type in the warehouse request must be defined.

For more information about defining and determining the warehouse process type, see the Implementation Guide (IMG) for SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) under Extended Warehouse Management Cross-Process Settings Warehouse Task Define Warehouse Process Type and Determine Warehouse Process Type .


The common functions that are performed automatically for both the inbound delivery and the outbound delivery order when a warehouse request is generated or changed (both inbound and outbound) enable you to do the following:

Automatic packing

EWM automatically creates handling units in accordance with the packing instruction. It uses the condition technique to do this.

Connection to SAP Business Information Warehouse

When a delivery item has been completed in EWM, EWM sends the current data to SAP Business Information Warehouse . As a prerequisite, you must have activated the update of delivery items in SAP Business Information Warehouse .

For more information, see the IMG for SAP SCM under Extended Warehouse Management Interfaces SAP Business Information Warehouse General Settings Activate BW Update.

The additional functions that are performed automatically for the inbound delivery when a warehouse request is created or changed enable you to do the following:

If packaging specifications are not available for packing products during goods receipt, EWM can automatically trigger a WebFlow or SAP Alert Framework to notify someone. For this to occur, you must have defined the WebFlow or SAP Alert Framework accordingly.

For more information, see the IMG for SAP SCM under SCM Basis Pack Packaging Specification

For more information about the WebFlow Engine, see the SAP Library under SAP Web Application Server Business Management (BC-BMT) WebFlow Engine (BC-BMT-WFM).

For more information about Alert Management, see the SAP Library under SAP Web Application Server Basis-Services/Communications Interface (BC-SRV) Business Workplace and Services (BC-SRV-OFC) Alert Management (BC-SRV-GBT-ALM).

Determination of a counting for each delivery item

Check of the handling unit type for notified handling units

During the creation of an inbound delivery with the corresponding handling units, delivery processing checks whether the handling unit type is permissible for the warehouse in question.

For more information, see the IMG for SAP SCM under Extended Warehouse Management Goods Receipt Process Slotting Influence Parameters HU Types Define HU Types per Warehouse Number

Creation of batches

Before you create batches, you must assign a batch class of the class type 023 to the product subject to a batch management requirement in SAP ERP. You have also assigned the object characteristics LOBM_HERKL (country of origin) and LOBM_VFDAT (shelf life expiration date, minimum shelf life) to the batch class. A batch of the product must also exist already in EWM.

If the batch is known in SAP ERP, the SAP ERP system sends this information to EWM. EWM automatically provides this in the delivery.

If a batch is unknown in EWM, you can specify this batch manually in the inbound delivery.

For more information, see Connection of Delivery Processing to Batch Management .

Goods receipt posting

When EWM automatically generates a delivery based on a warehouse request from SAP ERP, you can carry out partial goods receipt postings using the warehouse task confirmation. When you confirm a warehouse task, EWM automatically executes a corresponding partial goods receipt posting. It reports this to SAP ERP.

You can use the delivery UI to either post the goods receipt for individual handling units only, or you can post it completely.

Wave assignment

For more information about Customizing, see the IMG for SAP SCM under Extended Warehouse Management Goods Issue Process Wave Management.


At the same time as generating an inbound delivery, SAP ERP sends a message for an inbound delivery notification or posting change request to EWM.

EWM automatically generates a warehouse request using the Post Processing Framework (PPF).

During the automatic creation and saving of the warehouse request, EWM triggers the following:

Mapping of delivery data from SAP ERP to the EWM delivery data

Data enrichment using data from the functions described under Features

Wave assignment, depending on your Customizing

Determination of warehouse process type, which controls the processing of a warehouse task in EWM, such as whether EWM is to immediately confirm a warehouse task

EWM creates the warehouse tasks at the same time as releasing the wave. In accordance with the warehouse tasks, EWM creates warehouse orders to put together work packages for the individual warehouse employees.

For more information, see Warehouse Order Creation and Creation of Warehouse Tasks for Warehouse Request .

EWM copies most of the settings that you make in Customizing for process control to the delivery documents and displays them on the user interface for the outbound delivery order. To do this, on the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Extended Warehouse Management Delivery Processing Outbound Delivery Maintain Outbound Delivery Order. Display an outbound delivery order in the form view. Here you can find the settings from Customizing, such as in the field Corr.Deliv. , Scrapping or Pickup .