Author: Sachin Gambhir
Message to all: I have created this document as there were many unanswered queries and clarification regarding Goods Receipt capacity check function on various forums. Here I have tried to put complete process with example.
All type of comments are welcome.
SAP provides various new Business function to support and optimize operations. One of the that Business function released by SAP is LOG_MM_CI 1 for Retail in ECC 6 EHP2 which contains following application component “Goods receipt capacity check (MM-PUR)”, “Invoice Verification Enhancements (MM-IV)”, “ Global Trade Services Integration (SD-FT)”.
Here, I have tried to explain component Goods Receipt Capacity check function, which can help in order optimization.
Until now there was no check for enough capacity available on a planned delivery in Goods receipt section of Warehouse i.e. If goods delivered to a Warehouse door which don’t have enough capacity will result in bottlenecks in GR area of warehouse and on other hand there is enough capacity available on another warehouse door.
With the help of this function a capacity check is introduced with PO creation.
- Having goods receipt capacity check into account this function prevents potential bottlenecks.
- The vendor’s delivery date planning utilizes the capacity of the goods receipt areas of warehouse.
- The vendor can schedule the deliveries better since the planned time window for inbound deliveries is binding.
How it works?
The buyer is informed if the capacity at goods receipts section of the Warehouse is insufficient for a specified date and the quantity of goods received at
particular goods receipt area.
Further the buyer can decide to move the receipt to another time slot or to another Goods receipt section if the capacity is insufficient.
During PO creation Buyer can view the points of bottleneck at goods receipt area.
Settings is required in Customizing under Materials Management >>Purchasing >> Purchasing Documents >> Purchase Order >> Goods Receiving Capacity Check.
You can activate the goods receipt capacity check by using the function Control Parameters for Goods Receipt Capacity Check
WGRC1: Vendor assignment
One can assign a door to the vendor
One can display and process the resources for a door.
WGRC3: Occupation/Assignment Plan
One can display the assignment plan of a door.
WGRC4: Post processing Monitor
One can use the Post processing Monitor to readjust your planning.
WGRC5: Inactive vendors
One can assign a door to inactive vendors.
WGRC6: Deleting good receipt capacity data
You can delete obsolete data produced by the goods receipt capacity check. You can first simulate deleting the data in order to check whether this leads to any errors with log.
Process with Example
Goods Receipt capacity check needs to be activated as informed in configuration.
Step 1: Maintaindoor assignment with Vendor, plant, storage location and year with transaction WGRC1.
Note: For each door or each staging area of a warehouse, you must first define an initial week Null. If you do not define an individual assignment for special calendar weeks, the assignment of the initial week applies for all calendar weeks, independent of the date.
If you want to define specific calendar weeks that differ from the initial week, enter the corresponding calendar week in the format WW in the Week field and in the format YYYY in the Year field. When you process special weeks, the data of the special weeks applies. If there is no specialweek for a calendar week, the data of the initial week applies.
Step 2: Maintain free capacity units (available working time in minutes) for a door or a staging area of a warehouse via transaction WGRC2.
When you create a purchase order (function ME21n), the system checks the data specified here to ensure that the respective door or staging area has
Sufficient capacity toprocess the delivery.
Note: For each door or each staging area of a warehouse, you must first def inean initial week Null. If you do not define individual resources for special calendar weeks, the capacity units of the initial week apply for all calendar weeks, independent of the date.
If you want to define specific calendar weeks that differ from the initial week, enter the corresponding calendar week in the format WW in the Week field and in the format YYYY in the Year field. When you Process special weeks, the data of the special week applies. If there is no special week for a calendar
week, the data of the initial week applies.
When you create a special week, the system displays the capacity units of the initial week as a template. You can overwrite or delete these values.
Step 3: Create PO via ME21N with all the parameters maintained in step2 , enter a warning message will be displayed “ No time window assigned for plant XXXX and storage location XXXX.
Reason: GR capacity check is active and time slot in Delivery schedule tab in item details of PO is empty and the vendor door assginment is not planned for particular week.
Note: PO where vendor door assignment is planned in WGRC1 with week number, time slot will automatically picked up and PO where door assignment is not planned, system will inform buyer with above message.
Step 4: Press GR: capacity check icon following screen is called with two slots of 60 minutes you have maintained in step2.
Result: Time slot for delivery schedule is updated accordingly.