EWM – New picking queues for picking materials more than X pounds/kg
Introduction: I am SAP certified EWM functional consultant, currently working in A&D (Aerospace & Defense) sector. Writing blog on one of the scenarios I have faced & successfully implemented.
Scenario: During the picking process, clerk/user need new picking queues in all activity area/zones for materials with weight > X kg/lbs. So that user can separately pick heavy orders and physically drop them off at the station specifically designed for heavy materials.
For this scenario, we need to configure new WOCR & additional item filter using BADI (optional explained in end). A new picking queue with a custom table & BADI for queue determination.
- Define Sort rules for Warehouse Task.
- Define filters for warehouse order creation Rules
- Define limit Values for the size of the WO.
- Define packing profile for WO creation rule.
- Define Creation Rule for WO.
- Define Search Sequence for WOCR
- Define Queue
- Create custom table for Queue determination
1) Define Sort rules for Warehouse Task
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Warehouse Order > Define Sort rules for Warehouse Task
Provided WO number range is defined at warehouse level, use this path to define sort rule PIPA
Define Sort fields
2) Define filters for warehouse order creation Rules
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Warehouse Order > Define filters for warehouse order creation Rules
Set HEVY filter with filter type: warehouse task
with min weight X (50) pounds
3) Define limit Values for the size of the WO
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Warehouse Order > Define limit Values for the size of the WO
For limiting total weight per WO, can use max weight or max number of items per WO.
limiting number of tasks will not give guarantee of total WO weight, so we can set max weight as 500 LB.
Set HEVY limit, value type warehouse task.
4) Define packing profile for WO creation rule
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Warehouse Order > Define packing profile for WO creation rule.
Set pack profile that will be used as pick HU for picking heavy items.
5) Define Creation Rule for WO
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Warehouse Order > Define Creation Rule for WO
New WO is defined with all rules
Storage process also can be given to direct these materials directly to GI-ZONE or to specified location.
6) Define Search Sequence for WOCR
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Warehouse Order > Define Search Sequence for WOCR
New WOCR is assigned to all activity areas with sequence 1
So that system at first filters heavy items before filtering other materials.
Search sequence is defined for PICK activity (missing in screen shot)
7) Define Queue
SPRO > EWM > Cross process settings > Resource management > Define queues.
Define new queues for all zones (activity areas)
8) Queue determination
This is the point where system fails to assign picking queue.
Reason: For an activity area, currently there is already a queue assigned, now we cannot assign another queue for same AA.
As Queue determination is done in WT creation, system will not check/assign new queues after WO determination.
For this purpose, we can use BADI: /SCWM/IF_EX_RSRC_QU_DET – Queue Determination at WO Creation. Which calls custom table (sample shown below) that updates WO with a new queue for that AA.
Above configuration will suffice the requirement.
As item filter is at item level & if client wants to consider individual each weight of material, then we can use BADI: /SCWM/EX_WHO_FLT_IL – additional filter at item level. With this we can have as many filters as we can.
Hope this was useful.
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