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EWM-Replenishment Process

Replenishment


During replenishment, a quantity of a material is moved from a reserve area to a primary or forward picking area. The forward picking area is filled according to the quantity requirements of the materials in that area. The required material quantity can either be determined for the storage type as a whole or, in the case of a fixed bin scenario, for each individual fixed bin in the primary area.

In EWM there are five basic replenishment strategies namely:

  • Planned replenishment
  • Order-related replenishment
  • Crate part replenishment
  • Direct replenishment
  • Automatic replenishment

Configuration for Replenishment

Storage Type Configuration: Storage Type Level or Bin Level Replenishment

SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Master Data-Define Storage Type

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Basic Replenishment Configuration:


SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Internal Warehouse Processes-Replenishment Control-Activate Replenishment Strategies in Storage Types



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SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Internal Warehouse Processes-Replenishment Control- Configure Execution Times for Replenishment


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SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Internal Warehouse Processes-Replenishment Control- Maintain Document/Item Categories for Replenishment Warehouse Request


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Create Storage bin in the replenishment storage type


SAP Easy Access- SCM Extended Warehouse Management- Extended Warehouse Management- Master Data- Storage Bin – Create Storage Bin


T Code : – /SCWM/LS01


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Planned Replenishment:


During planned replenishment the system calculates the replenishment in accordance with the defined Min. Qty and Max. Qty. Replenishment control is triggered when the stock is less than the minimum quantity. The system then rounds down the replenishment quantity to a multiple of the minimum replenishment quantity. The replenishment quantity is the calculated quantity for which the warehouse task or the warehouse request is created.


Assign fixed bin:


SAP Easy Access- SCM Extended Warehouse Management- Extended Warehouse Management- Master Data- Storage Bin – Maintain Fixed Storage Bin


T Code : /SCWM/BINMAT


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In addition to the configuration and fixed bin assignment, we can also specify the Min. Qty and Max. Qty and the replenishment quantities on the product master data


T Code : /SCWM/MAT1


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Configure the Removal Strategy for Stock Replenishment:


SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Goods Issue Process-Strategies-Specify Storage Type Search Sequence


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SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Goods Issue Process-Strategies- Determine Storage Type Search Sequence for Stock Removal


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SPRO-IMG-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Goods Issue Process-Strategies- Define Stock Removal Control Indicator


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T Code : /n/SCWM/MAT1


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execute the planned replenishment:


SAP Easy Access-SCM Extended Warehouse Management-Extended Warehouse Management-Work Scheduling-Schedule Replenishment


T Code : /SCWM/REPL


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Select the row and execute to create WT


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Now replenishment WT is created


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Go to monitor to confirm the WT


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Now WT is confirmed .



BR,


C K Reddy



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  •  

    Hi Sir, First of all thank you for such informative document.

    I have one query- While creating Warehouse task for planned replenishment, I am not able to generate the task. Can you help me with that? (till then all values and config are done)

    • Hi Harshit,

      This will depend on your data setup – I had similar problem before. Key thing to remember is:

      1. If you are replenishing to storage bin level, you only need to setup min Replenishment Q’ty in /SCWM/MAT1, don’t worry about Min and Max Q’ty in MAT1 – it should be defined in /SCWM/BINMAT.
      2. When you run Replenishment, system will check Stock in your destination whether it is less than min q’ty, if yes, system will check min Q’ty + min Repl Q’ty whether it is more than max Q’ty, if it is yes, system won’t run replenishment.
      3. Replenishment Q’ty will be always multiple of min Replenishment Q’ty.

      In my practice, I always ask business to consider physical constraint to define max Q’ty. the time taken to replenish together with the consumption rate, then define Min Q’ty and Min Repl Q’ty.

       

      Anyway, it is just for your information. If you would like more information, you can share some data and I can see whether I can help.

       

      Cheers

      Yp

  • Hello CK! It was very interesting. I also Have a question.

    How to optimize the queue for a single resource in several warehouse alleys during the replenishment. Where can I find such a setting in SAP?

    • Hi Dmitriy,

      Not sure what is your requirement? Are you want to do optimise the physical walking distance (sequence) or assign to different resources to different alleys?

      There will be different ways to resolve this.

      Cheers

      Yp

  • Great information. Im new to ewm, Just wonder if the storage bin allow mixture of different product (let said mixture of 4 product), how should the replenishment setup the for this scenario.

    • Mix Product / batch can be setup through master data – storage type. For replenishment setup, system will consider your data setup and your storage bin volume whether you can fit those products into it or not during replenishment WT creation.

      For detail data setup, if you have setup fixed bin, just setup data /MAT1, /BINMAT as this blog mentioned.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.

      Cheers

      Yp