You use thepick point in the Warehouse Management System (WMS) to pick partial quantities from storage units (SUs). Following picking, you put the partial storage unit (partial SU) back into the stock.
You store pencils in pallets in your SU-managed high rack storage area. Each pallet contains 100 boxes of pencils. You map all of these pallets as one storage unit (SU) in WMS.
You receive an order for over 250 boxes of pencils and would like to remove this quantity from you SU-managed high rack storage area.
Since you can only remove complete SUs from the high rack storage area, you first of all take three storage units of 100 cartons to the pick point. There you execute the actual pick and then put the partial SU back into storage.
For more information, seePartial Pick.
Creating the TO for Removing the Storage Unit from Stock.
The source storage bin in this transfer order is the SU storage bin and the destination storage bin for the required quantity is identified is a storage bin in the goods issue interim storage area.
As far as WMS is concerned, the SUs remain in the source storage bin. As yet, no stock transfer occurs in the system.
Confirming the Stock Removal TO
From the SAP menu choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Outbound Process ® Goods Issue for Outbound Delivery ® Pick ® Confirm Transfer Order ® Single Items for Storage Unit ® In One Step.
As soon as you confirm picking for a complete storage unit, the system posts the material in the storage unit to the goods issue interim storage area. Since the storage area is not SU-managed, the information on the SU number is lost.
As far as the system is concerned, before you confirm the third and final item in the stock removal TO, this storage unit is still in the original storage bin, although physically it has already been removed from the source storage bin and brought to the pick point.
The SU has status 3 (to be picked) because there is still an open TO item for this SU.
Once you have confirmed the last TO item for picking, the system posts the SU with the remaining quantity of 50 pieces to the pick point. The SU is therefore at the pick point, both physically and according to the system.
Return Transfer of the Partial SU
If you have already defined your own
You have removed 3 SUs of 100 boxes from the SU-managed high storage area and picked 250 cartons from those at the pick point. You then replaced the partial SU with the 50 boxes in the high rack storage area.