Entering content frameProcess documentation Cycle Counting Inventory Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


In cycle counting inventory, you enter your material stocks physically at regular intervals within a fiscal year.

By dividing materials into various classes (for example, A, B, C, D, and so on), you specify for those materials at which intervals or cycles the inventory is to be performed. This allows you to inventory fast-moving materials in your warehouse more often than slow-moving materials.



When using cycle counting, the system only suggests materials for inventory within a storage type that are marked with a cycle counting indicator.

If you want to inventory the other materials in this storage type as well, change the inventory procedure temporarily for this storage type. You can then perform, for example, a Continuous Inventory .

Process Flow

  1. Create and activate system inventory records.
    1. Choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Physical Inventory ® Physical Inventory Document ® Create ® Cycle Counting.
    2. This report searches for all materials in a storage type that are marked for cycle counting within a given date interval, and it creates a list of storage bins to be inventoried.

    3. Enter the required data, and define the time interval for the inventory.
    4. Choose  Execute.
    5. The system proposes for the physical inventory, all storage bins that are to be inventoried by cycle counting.
    6. In the case of mixed storage, the system checks all quants and proposes those quants in the storage type for inventory as soon as one of the quants is relevant for cycle counting. In this case the message Several quants appears.

    7. To plan the inventory count for the suggested bins, choose List ® Post documents.
    8. To activate the inventory documents immediately, choose Activate documents.
  1. Print the warehouse inventory list.
    1. In the SAP Menu, choose Logistics ® Logistics Execution ® Internal Whse Processes ® Physical Inventory ® In Warehouse Management ® Physical Inventory Document ® Print Whse Invent. List.
    2. Enter data as required.
    3. If you only want to display the inventory document onscreen, remove the Print List indicator.
  1. Carry out the physical inventory.
  2. Enter the count results in the WMS.
  3. Process the inventory differences.
  4. Enter the inventory differences in Inventory Management.
  5. After the physical inventory is complete for the fiscal year, you reset the inventory data for storage bins using the RLREOLPQ report. In the next inventory period, you can then perform a new physical inventory for these storage bins.


You should not reset the quant data, since the reference to the inventory date is then lost, and the system proposes too many bins for your next cycle counting inventory.

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