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If you use continuous inventory during putaway, the inventory of a storage bin takes place at the time of the first putaway into this bin in the fiscal year. During the current fiscal year, no further inventory is performed for this storage bin, even if a completely different quant is stored there at the end of the year, or if the bin is empty.

For this reason, you must be able to identify all movements to this bin individually throughout the entire fiscal year. You must therefore archive the transfer orders according to the legal requirements.


If you use continuous inventory during putaway, it is possible that not all storage bins are subject to a putaway during the fiscal year. SAP recommends that you also plan an annual inventory for the storage type affected, so that you can perform an annual inventory at the end of the fiscal year for storage bins that were not otherwise entered.


You have specified the inventory procedure for the storage type as continuous inventory during putaway in the Customizing for Warehouse Management under Activities ® Physical Inventory ® Define Types per Storage Types.

Process Flow

  1. When the transfer order (TO) is created for putaway, the system checks whether you have already performed an inventory for the destination storage bin during a previous putaway.
  2. If you have not yet performed an inventory for the destination storage bin during this fiscal year, the putaway transfer order is used as the inventory transfer order.

The system adds an inventory stamp to the printout of the putaway TO. The system prompts you to take inventory and then confirm it.

  1. During the physical putaway, you take inventory and note any inventory differences that may occur.
  2. You enter the inventory data when you confirm the putaway TO.
  3. When you confirm the TO, the system automatically calculates the stock difference and corrects the book inventory balance for the storage bin.
  4. When you confirm the transfer order, the system updates data about physical inventory for the storage bin and the quant. The system sets the physical inventory indicator for the storage bin. You have performed the inventory for this storage bin in the current fiscal year.

  5. Clear the inventory differences from the interim storage area for differences in order to enter them in Inventory Management (MM-IM).
  6. After the entire physical inventory is complete for the fiscal year, you reset the inventory data for storage bins and storage quants using the RLREOLPQ report. In the next inventory period, you can then perform a new physical inventory for these storage bins or quants.

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Handling Differences


The inventory for the storage bin is complete.



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