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Multiple Storage Locations in a Single Warehouse in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Warehouse Management

As of 2108 release you are now able to handle stock from multiple storage locations in a single warehouse (before there was a 1:1 relationship between Storage Location and Warehouse). It is possible to handle stock from up to 11 storage locations in the same warehouse.

If you want to handle stock in a warehouse, you must set up the mapping of the storage location to the warehouse using the configuration activity Map Storage Locations to the Warehouse. This is already a mandatory activity from this release on for the first storage location you want to handle in the warehouse. However, you can now use the following configuration activities to allow the handling of multiple storage locations in the same warehouse:

  • Use Define Availability Group to define an availability group. The availability group is used as an attribute of a stock type and is intended to represent a storage location linked to a warehouse.
  • Use Define Stock Types to define stock types you want to use in the additional storage location and assign the availability group to each of them.
  • Use Map Storage Locations to the Warehouse to map a storage location to the warehouse and assign an availability group to the storage location.

You can find more details in the original post by Joerg Michaelis “SAP® Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108 Development Overview” and in the “What’s New in Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108” presentation.

Therefore, you can have 2 additional scenarios for your warehouse:

  1. Two (or more) storage locations from same plant assigned to the same warehouse or
  2. Two (or more) storage locations from different plants assigned to the same warehouse

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Fig 1. Supported Scenarios: Plant/Storage Location mapping to Warehouse

In this blog post I will share an example of how to add this additional storage location to the warehouse using Manage Your Solution app. If you use SAP Central Business Configuration (CBC) you should be able to follow along just fine or use the Warehouse Management Setup Guide.

Disclaimer: Here I’m assuming you already have one storage location setup for your warehouse and want to add a second one. So, the following steps have already been done for your first storage location:

Setup Warehouse with a Single Storage Location: Overview of steps

  1. Creation of first storage location as copy from 105W
  2. Creation of LE warehouse as copy from 105
  3. Creation of WM warehouse as copy from 1050
  4. Assignment of LE warehouse to storage location
  5. Assignment of LE warehouse to WM warehouse
  6. Mapping of plant and storage location to the WM warehouse: New step created with CE2108 even for first storage location. Configuration activity Map Storage Locations to the Warehouse.

Setup an additional Storage Location in a running warehouse: Overview of steps

  1. Creation of second storage location as copy from 105W
  2. Assignment of LE warehouse to storage location
  3. Creation of availability group for second storage location
  4. Creation of stock types in WM warehouse and assignment of availability group to these stock types
  5. Mapping of plant and storage location to the WM warehouse.

User story: I created new storage location in plant 1010. I want this new storage location to be assigned to the already running 105W warehouse.

Starting point: Warehouse 1050 is assigned to a single storage location 105W in plant 1010.

Intended Setup: Second storage location L10W also assigned to warehouse 1050.

1. Creation of second storage location as copy from 105W (Always use the pre-shipped storage location for warehouse 105W as the copy source. Do not use any other storage location for which settings may not be complete):

Customizing path: Organization > Organizational Structure.

L10W Storage location created in plant 1010.

2. Assignment of LE warehouse to storage location

Customizing path: Organization > Assign Warehouse Number to Plant and Storage Location

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Fig 2. Assign Warehouse Number to Plant and Storage Location

3. Creation of availability group for second storage location
Customizing path: Supply Chain > Warehouse Management > Master Data > Define Availability Group

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Fig 3. Define Availability Group

4. Creation of stock types in WM warehouse and assignment of availability group to these stock types
Customizing path: Supply Chain > Warehouse Management > Master Data > Define Stock Types

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Fig 4. Define Stock Types

5. Mapping of plant and storage location to the WM warehouse.

Customizing path: Supply Chain > Warehouse Management > Master Data > Map Storage Location to the Warehouse

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Fig 5. Map Storage Locations to the Warehouse

With this setup, you can perform posting changes for stock from different storage locations in a single warehouse.

For example, I created a posting change to change stock type of TG11 product from F to F1.

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Fig 6. Warehouse Monitor app

This reflected to ECC side changing the storage location from 105W to L10W.

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Fig 7. Display Stock Overview (MMBE) app

Conclusion

You now have even more flexibility to manage your warehouse stock inside SAP S/4HANA Cloud WM. You can, for example, use one storage location to manage production and another one to manage income and outcome of goods to customers and/or suppliers.

Please let me know if you have any question, comments or suggestions for future blog posts content.

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