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Although many materials that are classified as dangerous can be placed into storage along with other goods, some require special handling and must be put into specially designed storage facilities. Some examples of these materials include:

SAP Warehouse Management (WM) is designed to manage the handling and storage of hazardous material based on characteristics that are defined in the hazardous material record.

Hazardous Material Characteristics

Before you can use WM to manage dangerous goods, you need to maintain several hazardous material characteristics in the WM configuration tables. These include:

Afterwards, you need to maintain tables that control how the system handles the placement of hazardous materials into the desired storage areas.

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To maintain these characteristics and tables, see Hazardous Materials ® Master Data in the Warehouse Management IMG documentation.


Hazardous material characteristics and regulations that pertain to dangerous goods vary from country to country. Therefore, it may be necessary for you to modify the lists and data pertaining to hazardous materials available in the standard system to match the requirements of local and national regulations.




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