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Multiple processing lets you to group together several transfer requirements or outbound deliveries and process them all at once. Instead of converting each individual transfer requirement or each outbound delivery into a transfer order, you can select several transfer requirements or outbound deliveries, group them together, and create the corresponding transfer orders in a single step.

The advantages of multiple processing include:


Allowing Partial Processing of Transfer Requirements or Deliveries

You have activated partial processing for multiple processing in the Customizing for Warehouse Management under Master Data ® Define Control Parameters for Warehouse Number. In doing so, you allow the system to partially process transfer requirements or deliveries in multiple processing. In this case you only create a transfer order for a partial quantity of the original item in the reference document if it is not possible to create a TO for the complete item.

Process Flow

You have the following possibilities for executing multiple processing:

Multiple processing runs in the Warehouse Management system as follows:

  1. You select the outbound deliveries or transfer requirements for multiple processing.
  2. For more information, see Creating a Group.

  3. You group together the selected outbound deliveries or transfer requirements under one group number.
  4. For more information, see Sample Report: Multiple Processing Selection.

  5. You start multiple processing and create the transfer orders using the group number.
  6. In the SAP menu, choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Outbound Process ® Goods Issue for Other Transactions ® Picking ® Create Transfer Order ® By Group.

    If you choose Background, the system creates a transfer order in the background for every delivery or transfer requirement.

    If you choose Foreground, the system creates the transfer orders in the foreground. If you wish to process items later on, select the relevant items and choose Inactive.


    SAP recommends creating transfer orders for the group number in the background.

    If the system cannot create a transfer order for a transfer requirement or delivery during background processing, you can execute transfer order processing for selected reference documents in the foreground at a later time.

  7. You release the group for printing or for transfer to an external system.
  8. For more information, see Releasing Groups.

  9. You confirm the transfer orders created for the group.

To confirm several transfer orders, which were created for transfer requirements or deliveries and assigned to one group, choose SAP Menu ® Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Outbound Process ® Goods Issue for Other Transactions ® Picking ® Confirm Transfer Order ® By Group.

For more information, see Confirming Transfer Orders.


If you execute multiple processing with active storage unit management and you remove material from a storage unit (SU), the system does not block the remaining material quantity for further stock removals via other transfer orders if these transfer orders belong to the same group.



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