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Value-Added Services (VAS) in SAP EWM

Introduction:

In this blog post you will learn about the value-added service in SAP EWM. There are some products which needs VAS activities such as labelling, painting, polishing assembling, packing etc. Additionally, there are materials which needs to be stored for a long time in a warehouse and this would require VAS activities like oiling and repacking before storage.

VAS process can be employed either in inbound or outbound processes. Moreover, it can be performed alongside kit to stock and kit to order processes. The VAS activities will be carried out in a special work center called VAS work center. The following approach discussed in this blog post explains the VAS order in inbound process with POSC (Process oriented storage control).

Solution Approach:

The below mentioned configuration steps can be employed to achieve this functionality:

  • In this case, goods are passed through various locations in the warehouse before reaching the final put away. To achieve each movement, a warehouse task to be created and for every warehouse task creation a warehouse process type needs to be defined.

Create warehouse process type using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Warehouse Task -> Define Warehouse Process Type.

Warehouse Process Type-N365 (To move Goods from Door to GR Zone)

Warehouse Process Type-N361 (To move Goods from GR Zone to VAS work center)

Warehouse Process Type-N013 (To move Goods VAS work center to Final put-away bin)

  • In the inbound delivery, the warehouse process type: N013 should be assigned to the delivery item level. To determine this warehouse process type, a control indicator should be defined and assigned to the respective warehouse process type.

Create control indicators using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Warehouse Task -> Define Control Indicators for Determining Warehouse Process Types.

Assign this control indicator to the respective document type, item type and warehouse process type using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Warehouse Task -> Determine Warehouse Process Type.

  • In the above step a warehouse process type is defined for each movement following which a Process-oriented storage control (POSC) is defined to execute this movement in a sequenced way.

Create External Storage Process Step using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Warehouse Task -> Define Process-Oriented Storage Control.

Next map the source and destination information along with warehouse process type for those External steps created above.

Now define Storage Process as shown below:

Then assign these External steps to this Storage Process as shown below:

Finally assign this Storage process: NI03 to the warehouse process type: N013 using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Warehouse Task -> Define Warehouse Process Type.

  • Create a new work center layout using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Master Data -> Work Center -> Specify Work Center Layout.

  • Create a new work center by assigning the work center layout, External step, Storage type and Inbound Section using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Master Data -> Work Center -> Define Work Center.

  • Assign the storage bin to the work center using the transaction code:/SCWM/TWORKST.

  • Define Product Group Types using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> SCM Basis -> Master Data -> Product -> Product Groups ->Define Product Group Types.

  • Define Product Groups using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> SCM Basis -> Master Data -> Product -> Product Groups ->Define Product Groups.

  • Activate order document management for VAS using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Value-Added Services (VAS) -> Activate Order Document Management for VAS.

  • Define VAS Relevance by mentioning the Document type, Item type, Product Group, Pack spec Procedure, Partner Role and Date/Time Type using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Value-Added Services (VAS) -> Define Relevance for VAS.

  • Define VAS settings for the respective Warehouse Number by assigning the Product Group Type and VAS number range using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings -> Value-Added Services (VAS) -> Warehouse Number-Dependent VAS Settings.

  • Create a storage type search type search sequence using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Goods Receipt Process -> Strategies -> Define Storage Type Search Sequence for Put away.

  • Assign storage types to storage type search sequence using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Goods Receipt Process -> Strategies -> Assign Storage Types to Storage Type Search Sequence.

  • Define Put-away control indicator using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Goods Receipt Process -> Strategies -> Define Put-away Control Indicator.

  • Maintain the determination of storage type search sequence for Put-away using the below mentioned node:

IMG Path – SPRO -> IMG -> SCM Extended Warehouse Management -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Goods Receipt Process -> Strategies -> Specify Storage Type Search for Putaway.

  • Maintain the Product Group and Product Group Type in the product master using the transaction code: /SAPAPO/MAT1.

  • Maintain the warehouse product master by mentioning the process type determination indicator and Put-away control indicator using the transaction code:/SCWM/MAT1.

  • Finally, the pack spec will be maintained by providing the condition record and packaging material using the transaction code:/SCWM/PACKSPEC.

Testing:

  • Inbound delivery and VAS order is created.

  • In the delivery screen, create warehouse task manually by clicking on CREATE button and then SAVE.

Inbound delivery screen can be reached using the t-code:/SCWM/PRDI.

  • Warehouse task can be viewed in the monitor screen using the transaction code:/SCWM/MON.

  • Confirm the Warehouse order using the transaction code:/SCWM/TO_CONF so that the Handling unit will be moved from Door to the GR zone and it consequently triggers a new warehouse order.

  • Confirm the new warehouse order created using the transaction code:/SCWM/TO_CONF so that Handling unit will be moved from GR zone to VAS work center.

  • Perform the VAS activities in the VAS work center using the transaction code:/SCWM/VASEXEC.

Enter the quantity of Auxiliary Product and complete the VAS order by changing the status either with or without quantity deviation.

  • Once the VAS activities are completed for the respective VAS order, then select the Handling unit and click on “Complete Process Step for HU”. By doing this Put-away warehouse order will be enabled to perform the put-away activity.

  • VAS order is completed, and it can be viewed using the transaction code: /SCWM/VAS_I.

  • Finally, confirm the warehouse order created using the transaction code:/SCWM/TO_CONF so that Handling unit will be moved from VAS work center to the final Put-away bin.

  • The inbound delivery is marked as completed once the goods are moved to the final put away bin.

Conclusion:

This blog post walks you through various steps involved in Value-added service with test results.

Note:  In the above mentioned case auxiliary product stock was not maintained in the warehouse . In case if you want to record the auxiliary product stock in the warehouse then follow this below mentioned steps:

  • Enable the “Consumptn-Rel.VAS” indicator in the warehouse product master under the warehouse tab using the t-code:/SCWM/MAT1.
  • Then assign this storage bin to a workcenter or to a warehouse number from where you post the auxiliary products using the t-code:/SCWM/73000001.

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      Author's profile photo Rathnapriya Palanivel
      Rathnapriya Palanivel

      Great Blog, Krishna. Keep up the good work!

      Author's profile photo Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Priya

      Author's profile photo RAJA KULASEKARAN
      RAJA KULASEKARAN

      Excellent blog on Value added Services.  Great initiative in explaining the process and all the config screens as well.  Keep up the good work.

      Author's profile photo Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you sir

      Author's profile photo Rajendra S
      Rajendra S

      Hi Krishna,

      Excellent blog!!!

      This will be used a lot, Thank you for sharing this blog.

       

      Regards

      Rajendra

      Author's profile photo Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Rajendra

      Author's profile photo Rajeshkumar Chinnaraju
      Rajeshkumar Chinnaraju

      Very informative on VAS process with  detailed explanation.

      Author's profile photo Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Rajesh

      Author's profile photo Karattur Madan
      Karattur Madan

      Krishna -

      Thanks and appreciated for the excellent blog on EWM-VAS. Very informative.

      Keep up the good work.

       

      Author's profile photo Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Krishnakumar Chokkar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Madan

      Author's profile photo Carlo Scampini
      Carlo Scampini

      great Krishna!!  very goods blog.

      in my inbound process, i implement VAS order to manage the packaging of materials received from vendors. but.... i have big problems to map the inbound process including both Quality inspection and VAS/packaging.

      My inbound process include the following step:

      • Unloading & deconsolidation (mandatory step)
      • Quality inspection (optional step: depending on quality inspection rule)
      • VAS/packaging (optional step: depending on existence of packaging specification and the QM results)
      • final putaway

      Consider the following constrain/issues:

      • i define a storage type (work center) for quality inspection.
      • i define a storage type (work center) for packing (applying VAS order)
      • the packaging step is executed only if Quality inspection is OK (usage decision "Accepted").

      could you help me, and provide some solution/tips?

       

      Author's profile photo Mohammed Sadique
      Mohammed Sadique

      Krishna, Very informative blog on Value added services process during receiving of goods in EWM, thank you for sharing the blog.