Simplification Item: Storage Location MRP
With the TOP Simplification List Items approach we want to start a S/4HANA SCN Blog series to provide more information about dedicated simplification items. Simplification items where we assume that any customer project has to deal with. The following S/4HANA SCN Blog is collecting these TOP Simplification Items with the links to the dedicated S/4HANA blogs.
Within this blog we want to provide additional information regarding the Simplification Item: Storage Location MRP
In SAP ERP, storage locations can be excluded from MRP or they can be planned separately from other storage locations. In the latter case, where storage locations are excluded from MRP, a reorder point procedure with maximum lot size is used to trigger transport reservations to fill up the storage location.
MRP areas cover the very same business requirements. Materials with the MRP area-specific MRP type ‘ND’ (no MRP) can be used instead of materials with a storage location excluded from MRP. Materials with the MRP area-specific MRP type ‘VB’ (reorder point planning) can be used instead of materials with separately planned storage locations. The storage location functionality is a subset of the MRP areas capabilities.
The S/4HANA MRP only plans on plant and MRP area level. Planning on storage location level is not available in SAP S/4HANA.
Storage location MRP is not available in SAP S/4HANA. You have to use planning on MRP area level instead.
Required and Recommended Action(s)
- Execute the related conversion pre-checks. Adaption required depending on the pre-check results
- Run report MRP_AREA_STORAGE_LOC_MIGRATION if the pre-checks detect that storage location MRP is used
- Remove and avoid inconsistent customizing and generate the required material master records for planning on MRP area level using the storage location material records
For more details see the PDF attached to the following SAP Note: