The Warehouse Management system (WMS) component allows you to use a number of differentstorage unit types when you transfer and put away materials. You can transfer and put away materials on pallets of various sizes, such as Europallets or industrial pallets.
Wire boxes or pallets of materials that have to be stored in different locations because of height or weight limits can be optimally stored in this way without unnecessary loss of space.
In order to use storage unit types you can:
If when creating a transfer order you enter the storage unit type on either the initial screen or the preparation screen, the system uses the value you enter instead of the storage unit type in the material master record.
If you do not enter a storage type on the initial screen and you call the preparation screen, the system uses the storage unit type defined in the material master record.
If you do not enter a storage type on the initial screen and you call the single item screen, the system does not propose a storage unit type, even if you have defined one in the material master. In this case you must enter the storage unit type and then choose Enter before the system will propose a storage type and storage bin. SeePutaway Using Storage Unit Types
Entering Palletization Data when Posting Goods Receipts
You can enter palletization data in Inventory Management when posting goods receipts. Depending on the movement type, a dialog box appears for each item. The system proposes palletization data from the material master record in this box. You can change the proposed data if necessary. The system transfers the palletization data to the transfer requirements and then takes them into account during transfer order creation. This function is particularly effective when used in conjunction with automatic transfer order creation.
For further information, refer to the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Warehouse Management under Activities ®Transfers.
This function is only useful when activated for goods receipt postings in which transfer requirements are created.