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Special Movement Indicator

Special Movement Indicator:

It is always possible to influence the movement of material within WM via the special movement indicators. You can assign another movement type in the Warehouse Management System (WMS) to a movement type from Inventory Management using this indicator.

Since you can specify interim storage areas and interim storage bins within the WM movement types, you can determine which interim storage areas and bins will be selected in WM for a goods movement depending upon the special movement indicator used. You can thereby actively influence the interface between Inventory Management (IM) and Warehouse Management (WM).


First Step:

As a part of Configuration, First Step is to Create the Special Movement Indicators in the below Path:

Logistics Execution –> Warehouse Management –> Master Data –> Material –> Define Special Movement Indicators

Created Special Movement Indicator ‘Z’ – Test.


Second Step:   Assign the WM Movement type to the newly selected Special Movement Indicator.

First assign the reference Movement type to Inventory Management Movement type

Logistics Execution –> Warehouse Management –> Interfaces –> Inventory Management –> Define Movement types –> Assign WM Movement Type References to IM Movement Types

IM Movement type 101 is assigned to Reference Movement type 101.


Then Assign the Warehouse Management reference to the Warehouse Management Movement type.

Logistics Execution –> Warehouse Management –> Interfaces –> Inventory Management –> Define Movement types –> LE-WM Interface to Inventory Management

WM Movement type 105 is assigned to the reference movement type 101 for Movement Indicator B Warehouse 008.

For the 101 Movement type at Inventory level, the Warehouse Movement would be 105 for all Materials with Special Movement indicator ‘Z’ . For others it would be 101.


Step 3:  Define Warehouse Movement type

Now Define the Warehouse Movement # 105 as per your requirements.

Logistics Execution –> Warehouse Management –> Activities –> Transfers –> Define Movement types


Step 4: Define the Storage type Strategies to determine the receiving Storage type based on the Reference storage type search as defined the Warehouse Movement type.

In the below Config, I have assigned Storage type EXW for Warehouse 008, Storage type Indicator 200 and Reference Storage type search 105

Logistics Execution –> Warehouse Management –> Strategies –> Activate Storage type Search


  Master Data

Maintain the below settings in the Material Master [WM View 1] for the warehouse# 008 as per above Configuration.

Special Movement Indicator – Z and the Storage type Indicator for Stock Placement – 200


With the above Configuration and the Master data, All the Materials received with Special Movement Indicator ‘Z’ would move in to Storage type EXW.

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      Author's profile photo S. A. BeNeDeCh
      S. A. BeNeDeCh

      Good document