I would like to present a solution for business requirement below:
“Putaway different sized handling units in different storage types”
I have achieved this using Quantity Classification of SAP EWM.
The purpose of my blog post is to understand how Quantity Classification in SAP EWM works by giving an example of complex putaway scenario.
Scenario Overview & Details:
We have 2 kinds of packaging for a raw material: less than 10 EA of material 5006356 (raw material) goes in a package with material code 50066358
If the qty. is 10 or more, it can be fitted in a bigger HU, with material code 50066357.
(PACKAGING SPECIFICATION DATA)
In Packspec, I mentioned that HU with material 50066357 can store upto 20 EA of material 50066356 and HU with material 50066358 can store upto 9 EA of material 50066356.
(PRODUCT MASTER DATA)
Case 1) Inbound Qty. = 5 EA
As seen, the system diverts the package in OPEN storage area.
Case 2) Inbound Qty. = 25 EA
As seen, the system creates 2 HU – one with 2KG (20EA) and another with 5EA, placing them respectively in HR01 and OPEN storage types.
Thus, we saw with the usage of Quantity Classification in SAP EWM, the system can be designed to map practical requirement of placing different sized boxes/pallets in different storage types they can fit in.
The same technique can be deployed to do quantity specific picking from different storage types.