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Author's profile photo Florian Kuchta

Missing Parts for SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Introduction

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Today, I would like to highlight a solution coming from our SAP Consulting Digital Supply Chain, the enhancement service Missing Parts for SAP EWM.

Out-of-stock materials that are requested for replenishment or production staging can badly affect a smooth business flow. Therefore, a seamless integration of products from goods receipt directly to the location where they are needed – so called pre-allocated stock – can reduce unnecessary waiting times. Furthermore, a system-automated creation of the pre-allocated stock requirement can reduce the manual maintenance efforts and the workforce can focus on what really matters.

 

Motivation and Scope

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The enhancement service Missing Parts for SAP EWM enables a hands-on experience by including a flexible, ready-to-use process integration into SAP EWM standard processes:

  • Customer Workshop
  • Live demo
  • Implementation of the Missing Parts Consulting Solution for SAP EWM

 

Functionality

The main objective of the process integration into SAP EWM is the detection of full or partial out‑of‑stock situations and the subsequent automatic pre-allocated stock creation.

  • Detection of Full / Partial out‑of‑stock situation
  • Trigger reusable exception code with individual follow-up actions (e.g. e-mail notification)
  • Creation of pre-allocated stock record
  • Background job for pre-allocated stock deletion (housekeeping)

 

Technical Architecture

  • SAP EWM is SAP S/4HANA decentralized/embedded Release 2020 (Oct 2020) or higher

 

Key Benefits

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The following key benefits provide some ideas about how the service Missing Parts for SAP EWM offers improvements for the supported scenarios.

  • Reduction of manual missing parts handling close to 0 due to automated process integration
  • Individual selection of relevant processes
  • Reusable exception codes for further use cases
  • Use of EWM standard functionality
  • Reduced maintenance through automatic deletion
  • Increase Warehouse operations efficiency (avoid first put away and then stage)

 

Supported Scenarios

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The following scenarios are supported by the Missing Parts for SAP EWM solution:

·         Production Material Request (PMR) Staging (cross and single order) ·         Delivery-based staging for manufacturing orders (cross and single order)
·         JIT (Just-In-Time) Call (next generation) ·         Kanban with Warehouse Requirement
·         Fixed Bin Replenishment ·         Crate Part Replenishment
·         Kanban with direct warehouse task creation

Additional scenarios can be added on customer project basis, not covered by the fix price offering.

 

Service Outlook

The service is already available to our customers. New functionality will be added in the future considering requirements from customers. The following scenarios are already planned for further enhancement:

  • Storage Type Replenishment
  • Simulation of Warehouse Task Creation

If you have more questions regarding this topic, please contact us via E-Mail: EWMServices@sap.com.

Or use the general Q&A Link: https://answers.sap.com/questions/ask.html?primaryTagId=01200615320800000705

Additional Information

This service is offered as an add-on to enhance the SAP EWM solution. You can find this add-on as part of the Consulting Solution “Enhancement Service for SAP EWM”, which you can find in our Services and Support catalogue by accessing the following link:
Services & Support Catalog – Enhancement Services for SAP EWM.

Further details can be found in SAP note 2943235.

For more information about SAP Extended Warehouse Management, please follow us on social media, our YouTube channel, or our community pages:

SAP EWM Community:

https://community.sap.com/topics/extended-warehouse-management 

SAP Digital Supply Chain Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCELmE2CEAkcwqpBLnuZHufA

EWM LinkedIn Community:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1952257/

For a complete list of Q&A from the SAP EWM community, please access this link:
https://answers.sap.com/tags/01200615320800000705

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      Author's profile photo Martin Prokop
      Martin Prokop

      Hi Florian,

      I like the concept of PAS from very beginning.
      But I was disappointed during my tests, because PAS was not working with Process Oriented Storage Control (POSC). This is very limiting. Does SAP plan to cover this issue?

      best regards

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Florian Kuchta
      Florian Kuchta
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Martin,

      i am not part of the SAP EWM standard team - so i can give no statements on the roadmap.

      But i think POSC should already be supported by PAS - please see official SAP help link https://help.sap.com/viewer/9832125c23154a179bfa1784cdc9577a/2020.000/en-US/e412a50b55494e86b8bd21e7b6c9e08e.html

      There are some OSS notes related to this topic as well like this one 3081397.

      Best Regards

      Florian