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Purpose

In a zero stock check you use the fact that during checks of the bin stocks, according to the storage bin data in the Warehouse Management system, a storage bin should be empty after a stock removal. During the physical removal of stock from storage, you check whether the storage bin data matches the actual stock situation.

You can implement the zero stock check in different ways.

When you confirm the transfer order, the system updates data about physical inventory for the storage bin and the quant. After the zero stock check, the inventory for this storage bin in the current fiscal year is completed.

Note

If you use continuous inventory during zero stock check, it is possible that not all storage bins become empty due to stock removals. SAP recommends that you plan an annual inventory as well as the zero stock check for this storage type, so that you can perform an annual inventory at the end of the fiscal year for storage bins that were not otherwise entered.

Prerequisites

You have set the Execute Zero Stock Check indicator for the storage types you want to perform an automatic zero stock check for in Customizing for Warehouse Management under Activities ® Physical Inventory ® Define Types per Storage Type .

For those storage type in which you want to set the zero stock check as inventory procedure, you have set the Continuous inventory based on zero stock check indicator in Customizing for Warehouse Management under Activities ® Physical Inventory ® Define Types per Storage Type .

Note

To take advantage of the zero stock check as a continuous monitoring facility for the actual warehouse stock, you should ensure that transfer order creation, the physical stock movement, and transfer order confirmation follow each other in quick succession.

Caution

The zero stock check is not suited for storage types with mixed storage.

The zero stock check is not suited for storage unit-managed bulk storage.

Process Flow

Automatic Zero Stock Check

  1. When you create TOs, the system checks whether the storage bin should be empty after the stock removal.
  2. The printout of the stock removal TO as the picking document contains a note that the zero stock check is active for this storage bin.

  3. During the physical removal of stock from storage, you perform an inventory and check whether the storage bin is actually empty.

You need to confirm the transfer order. You confirm that the bin is empty when you confirm the transfer order.

The actual situation in the warehouse does not match the book inventory balance for the storage bin. When you confirm the transfer order, you enter the actual quantity of the material that you found in the storage bin.

  1. When you confirm the TO, the system automatically calculates the difference and corrects the book amount for the storage bin. The system also posts the difference to the interim storage area for differences.
  2. Clear the differences from the interim storage area for differences in order to enter them in IM.

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Manual Zero Stock Check

  1. When you remove stock from a storage bin, you notice that the storage bin is now empty after the stock removal, even though the storage binís book amount in the system shows a remaining quantity.
  2. When you confirm the individual item in the transfer order, request the zero stock check manually.
  3. In the following dialog box, enter the required data for the stock difference.
  4. When you confirm the TO, the system automatically calculates the difference and corrects the book amount for the storage bin. The system also posts the difference to the interim storage area for differences.
  5. Clear the differences from the interim storage area for differences in order to enter them in IM.

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Handling Differences

 

 

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