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You stage material you need for production at a certain time, in a particular quantity, and in a particular production storage bin, via the WM-PP interface.


The WM-PP interface is active.

For automatic material staging, you must define a production scheduling profile in the Customizing for Warehouse Management under Interfaces ® Define Production ® Define Control Data ® Production View.

Process Flow

  1. You create a Structure linkproduction order in the application component Production Planning and Control (PP).

To display a production order, choose Logistics ® Production ® Production Control ® Order ® Display from the SAP menu.

The component overview shows all of the components needed for the production order.

Menu Path

from the Production Order Display screen


Goto ® WM pick list

The system displays:

  • The production storage bin
  • The material staging type
  • The material quantity already requested

Functions ® WM material staging ® Proceed

The system executes material staging in the background, if you have released the production order first.

To display processing errors, choose Goto ® Logs ® WM material staging in transaction Production Order Change.

  1. Structure linkRelease the production order in PP.
  2. The system determines the material staging type on the basis of the control cycle and determines the production storage bins, in which the components should be staged.
  3. Automatic material staging is active in the standard system. The Warehouse Management system (WMS) automatically creates the transfer requirements (TRs) needed for material staging.

You can also create transfer requirements for material staging manually.


Transfer requirements for material staging have requirement type P, and the requirement number is equivalent to the number of the production order, for which the TR was created. For transfer requirements for crate parts or release order parts, the requirement number corresponds to the number of the assigned production supply area.

To display a TR for material staging, choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Internal Whse Processes ® Transfer Requirement ® Display ® By Requirement.

  1. You create transfer orders for the staging TRs in the WMS.

You can also let the system create transfer orders (TOs) automatically. This means that the system automatically creates a TO for the material staging TR in the background. For more information, see Automatic Creation of TOs for Transfer Requirement.

  1. You execute the physical staging of the material based on the transfer order and take the material to the production storage bin.
  2. You Structure linkpost the goods issue for the material consumption.

There are two ways of posting the goods issue for the material consumption.

GI posting for material consumption

What You Should Know

Backflushing with Structure linkconfirmation of the production order

With this kind of stock removal, the components are already at the production location. These are physically used up during the production process, but the consumption is not posted until the consumption quantity is known, that is to say after the order has been confirmed. You do not need to enter any goods movements in Inventory Management for these components.

The production storage bin of the materials consumed is defined in the production order. The system reduces the material quantity in the production storage bin without creating a TR or a TO.

Manually in Inventory Management

After final assembly has been completed, you have to adjust the stock levels in Inventory Management and the Warehouse Management system to correspond to the current stock situation, and to reduce material consumption.

Enter the production order number during GI posting.

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If the WM-PP interface is not active, or if the production order or reservation was incorrectly updated due to a previous error, the system posts a the goods issue for the material consumption to a general interface, based on the source movement type 261 (in the standard system). In doing so, the system creates a transfer order.

Taking Into Account Changes in the Production Order

During material staging via the WM-PP interface, the system takes the following changes into account:


The system cancels, for example, all superfluous transfer requirements (TRs) for pick parts, or triggers a follow-on request for missing quantities via a new TR.



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