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Storage unit (SU) management in the Warehouse Management (WM) application component makes it possible to optimize warehouse capacity and control material flow using storage units within the warehouse.


Structure of a Storage Unit Record

In the system, a storage unit record consists of a header and at least one material data record (quant data record).

The header contains information which is relevant for the entire storage unit and includes the:

Specific information about the stock contained in a storage unit is found in the material data record. The material record is already familiar to you in the existing system as a quant data record. For SU management, this information can be managed at the storage unit level.

The following graphics illustrate how WM handles storage bins with and without the use of storage unit management. For these examples, storage bins are displayed in which 200 boxes of red pencils and 50 boxes of blue pencils are stored. The stock is distributed on two pallets.

Without SU management, there are a total of 2 quants (a specific quantity of red pencils and a specific quantity of blue pencils) in the storage bin (see the figure below). The system has no information about the pallets themselves.

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With SU management, there are three quants in the storage bin - one quant on the first pallet and two quants on the second pallet as illustrated in the figure below. Information about each pallet is stored in the system and is linked to the storage unit number.

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Material Master Data




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