WM: Strategy M Cascadable through Rounding Quantities

Description

When you execute the picking strategies , you can now round off the requested quantity of the transfer order item. In Customizing, you can do this in the type record in the section on stock removal control. The rounding quantity itself is defined in the material data for the storage type.

Example

It is appropriate to use this function in combination with the stock removal strategy M (quantity-related stock removal). If. for example, you want to remove pallet quantites, carton quantities, or single quantities from a chain of three storage types, you can do this through the following definition of the rounding quantity and the control quantitiy in the material master.

For the first storage type in the search sequence (picking single quantities), the carton quantity less one is defined as the control quantity in the material master. The rounding quantity does not have to be maintained because you do not have to round off a quantity. If you have requested quantities that are larger than or the same as the carton quantity, the system will then skip the storage type.

For the second storage type in the search sequence (picking entire cartons), the pallet quantity minus one is stored in the material master as the control quantity. The rounding quantiy is the carton quantity. If you have requested quantities that are larger than or the same as the quantity of a pallet, the system will then skip the storage type. TO items are created for full cartons only. The system uses the remaining quantity (single quantities) to start the storage type search again in the sequence, and therefore removes the quantity from the first storage type.

For the third storage type in the search sequence (picking entire pallets), no control quantity needs to be stored in the material master. The rounding quantity is the pallet quantity. TO items are created for entire pallets only. The system uses the remaining quantity (cartons and single pieces) to start the storage type search again in the sequence and the quantity is thus removed from the first or the second storage type.

You must watch out for two points in this logic:

Change system parameters in customizing

Define storage type

Define strategy for large/small quantities