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These standard analyses enable the person in charge of a distribution center or warehouse to calculate the rough workload for the next few days. The analyses can be used, for example, for planning how many staff workers are required, for creating wave picks, or for statistical evaluations.

Using these analyses it is possible to display an overview of the workload either per day or per warehouse.

The workload data update is based on SAP documents:

The system updates the quantity, weight, volume, and the number of document items or stock allocations from these documents. Alternatively, processing times can be determined by using Customizing tables.


The rough workload forecast is a standard analysis in the Logistics Information System (LIS).

All functions of the Structure link LO Logistics Information System are available for analysis of the workload data, for example:

You can also use the Structure link planning function to incorporate planned data into analyses, rather than analyzing only actual data.


Implementation of Lean WM (as a minimum) is necessary to perform rough workload estimation. Rough workload estimation is naturally also possible using the complete WM function.

For information on Customizing, refer to the IMG for Warehouse Management, Rough Workload Estimate section.

Range of Functions

The following five analyses are provided for the rough workload estimate:

  1. Total overview
  2. Goods receipt / putaway
  3. Picking / goods issue
  4. Customer/stores returns (stores returns only in retail systems)
  5. Returns to vendor

With analysis 1, you can determine the entire workload for the distribution center / warehouse for all warehouse processes.

With analyses 2 through 5, you can determine workload for specific warehouse processes.





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