"Near Picking Bin"
Putaway strategy K is a strategy whereby a
material is stored in a reserve storage bin near the fixed picking bin of this
Putaway stragegy K creates a destination
storage bin in a reserve storage area that serves as a goods buffer for a
fixed bin storage area (reference storage type). Although the fixed bin
storage areas form spatial units, they are defined as different storage
Using the storage type control function, you
can set the system so that it attempts a putaway in the fixed bin storage area
(strategy F) first. If this attempt is unsuccessful, then it attempts the
reserve storage area (strategy K). Putaway strategy K itself only includes the
reserve storage area in its search and does not check whether a putaway can
take place in the fixed bin of the material in the fixed bin storage
Using the storage bin coordinates of the fixed
bin, the system searches for an empty bin in the immediate vicinity in the
reserve storage area. Putaway strategy K only functions for a reserve storage
area that is assigned to a fixed bin storage area and for materials in whose
material master a fixed bin is defined. If this entry does not exist in the
material master, the system will terminate the search in this storage type,
depending on a particular parameter (indicator whether putaway without fixed
bin is allowed), or the system will search further for a destination storage
bin in this storage type using strategy L.
The system searches preferably for an empty bin in the stack where the fixed
bin is located; afterwards, it searches in the neighboring stacks of the same
shelf, and finally in the shelf opposite in the same aisle. After this, the
system searches in the neighboring aisles. The sequence of levels is always in
ascending order (that is, from the bottom to the top). In the case of stock
putaway strategy K, the system also uses the storage section search and the
storage bin type search.
To make the search strategy more precise, you can use parameters to limit the
search width (= distance from the fixed bin in numbers of storage bins) for
each level and the maximum number of storage bins in the storage type occupied
by the material.
Although a fixed bin storage area and a reserve
storage area are defined as 2 different storage types, they form a spatial
unit. Strategy K stipulates, therefore, that the existing conditions for both
storage types are the same.
The coordinate structure of the storage bins in both storage types must be the
same and the sequence of the storage bins must also fit. This means, for
example, that storage bins that are above one another in the fixed bin storage
area and the reserve storage area must have the same values in the shelf and
stack, and must have different values in the level. The storage bin
coordinates for the shelf and the stack that are created from the storage bin
must be numeric.
whether you want to use this putaway strategy.
2. In the
detailed screen of the storage type control, activate the stock putaway
3. Define the
additional storage type control for this strategy. In the additional storage
type control, you can enter the following settings:
- Coordinate structure of storage bin (shelf,
- Reference storage type (fixed bin storage
type) for reserve storage type
- Indicator whether material without fixed bin
is allowed in the reserve storage area
- Indicator whether number of reserve storage
bins is limited per material
- Maximum number of storage bins of a material
in the reserve storage type
4. Define the
search width per level
To optimize the
stock putaway, you can limit the search width, that is, the reserve storage
bin must not be further away from the fixed bin than a certain distance. If
the system cannot find any reserve bins on the basis of the search width
defined, the goods can be placed into another storage type in accordance with
the storage type control data.
This search width is set in connection with the warehouse number, the storage
type, and the level, that is, for each level, you set an allowed search width
with respect to the stack distance. If there is no entry for a level, then
there is no limit for this level. If such an entry exists, the reserve storage
bin must only be in the same shelf as the fixed bin.
The search width is
seen as the stack distance from the reserve bin to the fixed bin. If the stack
of the fixed bin has the value f, the allowed value area of the stacks has the
value f for search width 0 (that is, one stack), value f minus 1 if the search
value is 1, and f and f plus 1 (that is, three stacks), and so on.
If you want to limit the search width, enter the search width in the table for
the warehouse number, the storage type, and level.
5. Assign the
shelves to the aisles
coordinate of the storage bin can be assigned either as a sehelf number or an
aisle number. If the aisle number is represented, the shelf (right or left
side of the aisle) cannot be determined and the entire aisle is viewed
logically as a shelf.
If the shelf number is represented, the search strategy requires the
assignment of the shelves to an aisle since the system will preferably search
for the reserve storage bin in the aisle of the fixed bin. You can enter the
respective aisle for the key for warehouse number, storage type, and shelf. If
there is no assignment to the shelf, the leading coordinate is interpreted as
6. Generate the
In the function
screen "Storage bin structure for automatic creation", the system proposes for
the reserve storage type the coordinate structure from the control data in
7. Checking the
consistency of the settings you have made.
settings are checked:
- Has stock putaway strategy K been set for the
reserve storage area?
- Are the control data for strategy K defined
for the reserve storage area?
- Is the reference storage type set in the
control data of strategy K?
- Is the coordinate structure for the storage
bin set in the control data of strategy K?
- Is stock putaway strategy F set as putaway
strategy in the reference storage type?
- Are the storage bins created in the reserve
- For each storage bin in the reserve storage
-> Are the
coordinates for shelf and stack set?
-> Do the
coordinates for the shelf and stack only contain numeric
- Are the storage bins created in the reference
- For each storage bin in the reference storage
-> Are the
coordinates for shelf and stack created?
-> Do the
coordinates for shelf and stack contain only numeric characters?