WM picking for outbound delivery with delivery bound HUs
One straight forward picking process in WM together with SD is to use internal units to collect all the picked goods.
As second step, repacking (consolidation) from internal units to shippable (external) units is required because internal units never leave warehouse towards customer.
As an optimization, the pick & pack process allows the picker to have shippable units (cartons, labels/printer) “on board” to generate fully packed and shippable units after picking. No repacking is required, goods issue can be posted after picking because picking & packing is done in one step
Allows the assignemt of pick-HUs to transfer orders before confirmation
A packaging material is required (created by MM01) for HU creation
Simple VL01NO without reference
Some WM relevant plant + storage location combination
Create TO for delivery by LT03
Assign one or many pick-HUs to transfer order (header). Here the packaging material is required.
The number generation & the behaviour of this step is mainly controlled by SM30 view V_T319
You may also use RF transactions for WM mostly named LM* to do this assignment
Confirm TO by LT12 (or by LM*), now a destination HU can be provided
After confirming the TO you’ll get (for free 😉
- Picked delivery item
- Packed delivery item with qty from TO confirmation
- HU# created and item qty packed
Also a new item for HU could be created e.g.
- to print it on delivery note
- to get some money for it (out of FI)
The three major steps are
- assigning a list of potentional pick-HUs TO
- providing HUs at TO confirmation
- TO confirmation leads to a implicit packing of delivery item in given HU during TO confirmation
Thus LTHU-EXIDV will get VEKP-EXIDV if HU is selected at TO confirmation. As VEKP-EXIDV is the SSCC field (e.g. for parcel tracking), you may influnce the HU# generation at the LH01 step to get your SSCC number filled correct.
You also may influence the ABAP code (e.g. with implicit enhancement/BAdI implemenentation in SD) to repack a delivery item and update e.g. VEKP-EXIDV2 during that process.
Could be done on HU level by transaction VTRK if SAP express shipping cockpit is enabled to update status per HU & carrier
You can have SU management on source storage type and/or HU management on storage location level, but it’s not required.