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The WM-PP interface supports material staging for production using classic Structure linkkanban production control. Here, you organize the replenishment from the warehouse to production using containers in the production work center. As soon as you set the container to empty in the system, the system triggers Kanban replenishment.


In the standard system, storage type 150 is set up as a kanban interim storage area.

Kanban replenishment strategy 0006 is defined in the standard delivery and is specially defined for kanban replenishment from a WM-managed warehouse.

Movement type 350 is defined for kanban replenishment in the standard system.

Movement type 311 is defined as stock transfer movement type in the standard system. The system transfers all stock in the kanban storage type to the kanban storage location using stock transfer movement type 311, since the kanban storage type is specifically assigned to the kanban storage location.

The control cycle contains all of the information on the interface between the kanban storage location and the WM-managed storage location.

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Process Flow

  1. You trigger kanban replenishment by setting a kanban to empty.
  2. For more information, see Structure linkTriggering the Kanban Signal.

  3. For each requested kanban container, the system creates one transfer requirement (TR) with one item.
  4. The system uses the data on the kanban storage type defined in the control cycle, and the kanban production storage bin in the TR.

    The system confirms the TR number to the kanban. You can therefore display the corresponding replenishment TR from the kanban display.

  5. You can display the transfer requirements for the request.

Choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Internal Warehouse Processes ® Transfer Requirement ® Display from the SAP menu.

The following information is then available to you:

  1. You create transfer orders for the staging TRs.
  2. If the Automatic TO Creation indicator is set, the system creates the corresponding transfer order (TO) automatically in the background when the TR is created. For further information, see Automatic Creation of TOs for Transfer Requirement.

  3. You confirm the transfer orders to verify that the kanban material was indeed taken to the production supply area.
  4. The system updates the kanban in PP and sets the status of the kanban to full.


    Alternatively, you can set the kanban to full in production first, which leads the system to confirm the open TO in the background and post the material movement.


    If the system cannot confirm the TO in the background, it flags the kanban and you receive an error message. In this case, you confirm the TO manually and then correct the kanban.

  5. You execute the posting change from the WM-managed storage location to the kanban storage location.

Normally, the posting change occurs automatically when the TO is confirmed.

To execute the posting change of the replenishment material manually, choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Internal Whse Processes ® Posting Change ® Direct to Bin Stock ® Posting Change Storage Location to Storage Location.



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