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Author's profile photo Raghava Garre

More about handling units in Production Planning perspective


I. Maintaining Handling units

1. HU02

To Create, Change handling units

2. HU03

To display handling units


Search HU by using any of fields in the selection screen of HU monitor transaction

Also from HUMO, HU can be locked/unlocked.
HU postings can also be executed from HUMO and VLMOVE as well.


Enter material and plant and execute, go to environment à Handling unit

After opening the HU by any of above ways, all the details of HU can be maintained.

II. Reverse goods movements with HU


Put the HU number and simulate (run in test mode)

If its success, you can click on execute to reverse goods movement of this HU

This reversed HU cannot be used by other orders, as this will be still assigned to the production order. COPAWA needs to be executed after this step if HU needs to be used in another order.



1. Pack HU – HU02

Enter material, handling unit details and click on “Pack” button to pack the HU.

2. Unpack/Empty HU – HU02

In case of any damages to HU unpack/Empty the old HU and repack the material into new HU.


3. Repack HU – HU02

Select material, new handling unit and click on pack HU button. You can delete old HU if not required.

And save the transaction.

IV. HU goods issue

After creating and confirming the production order, follow below steps to pack order components


Enter Production order and click Enter

Select component to be picked and click on Copy

It will be copied to materials tab

Select packing material and component and click on Pack


Other options in COPAWA

Assign HU – Manually created HU can be added here. For example HU created in HU01.

Assign – Click on this button to assign HU to production order

No Part. GI allowed – Partial GI for this HU will not be allowed if this is selected

Partial GI allowed – Partial GI is allowed for HU

Delete HU assignment – Delete the HU assignment to this order, so that it can be used for other order.

Delete Assignment – Click on this button to delete HU assignment to production order


Enter Order Number and click on “Propose HU”. All the HU’s assigned to order will be displayed.

Selected the component to be issued and click on “Partial GI”

Enter the partial amount of quantity to be issued and hit enter


Other option of partial GI

Previous/next HU – Display of further HUs that are selected for the partial goods issue posting

Superior/subordinate HU – Display of the hierarchically lower HUs that are packed in an HU or display of the hierarchically higher HU.

No GI posting – This option will set the content quantity of the selected HU to zero. A partial goods issue posting is not possible.

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      Author's profile photo Zev Yang
      Zev Yang


      Thanks for the detailed information on HU..

      Question about the quality inspection, will the HU be set to inspection status quality inspection is active  or any setting to prevent packing unqualified materials into a HU?