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Synchronous goods receipt for Purchase orders in S4 HANA 2020 Embedded EWM


Objective of this blog post is to showcase new functionality made available in S4 HANA 2020 for synchronous goods receipt for external procurement like purchase orders created for EWM managed storage location.

Prior to S4 HANA 2020, we were obliged to create inbound delivery for purchase orders created for EWM managed storage location to post goods receipt and further process put away activities.

Process flow Steps:

Before S4 HANA 2020

1- Create PO

2- Create Inbound delivery in S4 CORE (automatic distribution to EWM system)

3- Create and confirm warehouse tasks

In S4 HANA 2020 onwards:

Note: Process with Inbound delivery available before S4 HANA 2020 will still work. Synchronous goods receipt posting is additional functionality provided by SAP that can be used based on specific business need.

1- Create PO

2- Post GR in MIGO App (System will automatically post GR at IM and EWM at the same time)

We don’t need to create inbound delivery to process goods receipt and put away activities for purchase orders created for EMW managed storage locations.

System Demo

PO is created and as we need to post GR in MIGO, there will not be any confirmation control key set in PO item that needs confirmation category LA.


Enter storage bin and optionally you can create HU if you want stock to be packed.

Check and post the material document.

You can display the material document in MIGO App. You can see Warehouse material document posted due to GR posting as well open put away WT created to put away materials from GR-ZONE to final put away storage type in the warehouse.

You can jump to WT screen from MIGO itself and confirm the open WT.

instead of posting GR first to GR-ZONE , you can also post GR directly to final put away storage type’s bin location. So, there will be no need of further put away task in that case.

While setting the storage type, you need to indicate if a storage type will be final put away storage type or not.

Important system settings

Q- How does system know that after posting GR to GR-ZONE, it has to also create a put away WT?

This is controlled based on your storage type and WPT settings. in Storage type customizing, you need to mention that system has to create a put away WT if GR is posted to a bin of this storage type. This would be normally setup for goods receiving area 9010 and 9015 for example if we need to work with synchronous goods receipt process.


Q- Which WPT system shall take to create put away WT?

System will use normal WPT determination table to determine WPT for synchronous goods receipt process. SAP has delivered new process indicators to determine WPT as per business need.

Note: As we are not creating any inbound delivery, so WPT determination will be independent of document type, item type and delivery priority. However, we can determine different WPT considering process determination indicator maintained in the warehouse product master.



You now understand the process flow and different system settings need to be done to work with synchronous goods receipt posting for purchase orders.

In the next blog, I will write about the synchronous goods receipt and good issue posting for the discrete manufacturing, so stay tuned.

Thanks for your time , your feedback and comments are always welcome , and will be considered to make this blog more productive.


Regards- ASLAM



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      Author's profile photo Joao Calinas
      Joao Calinas

      Hi Aslam,


      Great post, thanks.

      Do you know if we can receive serial number managed materials with this new functionality?

      Or is still a restriction like the QM inspection?



      Author's profile photo Aslam Ansari
      Aslam Ansari
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Joao

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Yes, It will work with serial managed parts. I tested with serialization level 'C'. It is working fine as per expectation.

      Observation: When we have serialized part, we don't get option to create HU in MIGO.

      Regards- ASLAM


      Author's profile photo Joao Calinas
      Joao Calinas

      Thank you Aslam, great.

      In which moment did you create/maintain the serial numbers? Not in MIGO, correct? Only when you confirm the putaway task in EWM?


      Author's profile photo Aslam Ansari
      Aslam Ansari
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Joao

      Serial Numbers were maintained in MIGO. From MIGO it moved directly to EWM.

      Also- FYI- QM inspection with synchronous GR is planned with Q4 2022 as per SAP's roadmap.


      Author's profile photo Aslam Ansari
      Aslam Ansari
      Blog Post Author

      Screenshot for your reference-

      Author's profile photo Joao Calinas
      Joao Calinas

      Great Aslam.

      Thank you for the quick confirmation. Great news 🙂

      Regards and keep up the good work.


      Author's profile photo Emmanuelle Remy
      Emmanuelle Remy

      Dear Aslam,

      Greet blog, thank you very much for sharing.

      In MIGO_GR, it works very well for purchase order to transfer serial number from ERP to EWM.

      However, it seems that it does't work for production order, here is the scenario:

      1. After production order release, serial number is generated automatically.
      2. Go to MIGO_GR to receive production order, the serial number is retrieved well in "serial number" tab
      3. Put GR_PROD in MIGO as receive storage bin
      4. we notice that packing screen is still on "warehoue management" in MIGO (which is not displayed for purchase order)
      5. Post 101.
      6. go to check the warehouse task, no serial number can be found.

      Do you have the same case for production order serial number? Any solution? thank you in advance.

      Author's profile photo yezhou shen
      yezhou shen

      Hi,Aslam Ansari

      I am complated all customizing, but why  MIGO App miss  warehouse management tab?could you help me?