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                                INBOUND POSC (MULTI-STEP MOVEMENT)



The purpose of this article to understand INBOUND POSC and how does it work in EWM. In this blog post I will discuss the configuration and master data settings in EWM for one of the Inbound process consisting of multi-step movements.

  • In this Inbound POSC Scenario we discuss about Deconsolidation/Re-pack process of a product. Here we received a product packed inside HU from the supplier and before placing the product to final bin, we first take out the product from the HU and re-pack in different HU and placed it in final bin.



1.1 Define Process Oriented Storage Control:

  • In this area, maintain storage process with external steps and process-oriented storage control.

PATH: Spro—Img—SCM EWM—EWM—Cross process setting—Warehouse Task—Define Process Oriented storage control

Here we can use Standard External steps also (IB01, IB02, IB03)


1.2 Define Storage Process:


  • After Creating Storage process, we need to assign External process codes to storage process. As shown below-

1.3 Define Process Oriented Storage Control:

PATH: Spro—IMG—SCM EWM—EWM—Cross process setting—Warehouse Task—Define Process oriented storage control

1.4 Define Warehouse Process Type:

PATH: Spro—IMG—SCM EWM—EWM—Cross process setting—Warehouse Task—Define Warehouse Process Type


  • Here we define WPT for put away process and assign storage process to it, means sequential multi-step trigger to finish the process.


1.5 Define Control Indicator for Determining Warehouse Process Type:

PATH: Spro—IMG—SCM EWM—EWM—Cross process setting—Warehouse Task—Define Control Indicator for Determining Warehouse Process type.



1.6 Determining Warehouse Process Type:

PATH: Spro—IMG—SCM EWM—EWM—Cross process setting—Warehouse Task—Determine Warehouse Process Type

  • Here the system determines the WPT according to Document type, Item type, Delivery priority and Process type determination control indicator.


1.7 Define Storage type for Work center:

PATH: Spro—SCM EWM—EWM—Master Data—Define Storage Type



  • Here one Storage type with role “work center” is required to assign work center to execute deconsolidation process.


1.8 Define Work center:

PATH: Spro—SCM EWM—EWM—Master Data—Work Center—Define Work Center




1.9 Create Storage Bin for Work center:


  • Storage bin is required to assign for work center, this storage bin create against storage type, which is assigned to work center.

PATH: Sap Easy Access—EWM—Master Data—Storage Bin—Create Storage Bin




2.0 Define Master Data Attributes for Work center:

PATH: Sap Easy Access—EWM—Master Data—Work center—Define Master Data Attributes








3.1 Create Inbound Delivery:

Transaction: VL31N



  • Once Material is packed then click on SAVE button. Inbound deliver is transfers to EWM.


3.2 Maintain Inbound Delivery:

Transaction: /N/SCWM/PRDI

  • To view HU detail, click on HU TAB to view the HU details.


  • Create Warehouse Task

  • Here HU is mandatory to work with POSC. HU Warehouse task creates for Warehouse request (IBD), Where Source is “DOOR” and Destination is “GR-STAGE”


3.2 Check Monitor for WT details:

 Transaction: /N/SCWM/MON


  • Warehouse monitor provides WT information with reference to inbound delivery.


  • Once confirm the WT (UNLOAD), there new WT’s will be created, one is Confirmed WT and other is Waiting WT.



  • Once confirm the open WT, HU will be available at deconsolidation work center.

3.3 Deconsolidation at Work Center:

Transaction: /N/SCWM/DCONS



  • Now create new HU for transferring the materials from old HU to new HU.

  • Now Enter the Source HU, destination HU (new/empty HU) under Deconsolidation Tab & select open WT




  • Now, Open WT appear under “Deconsolidation” tab

NOTE: It is possible to change Qty of open WT, system will create a new WT for QTY. Once executed, product will be packed in new HU (Destination HU).


  • Until ‘complete HU step ‘for individual HU’s, deconsolidation will not be completed.


  • Once after complete HU steps, then only waiting WT will be opened.

  • Once it is opened click on Confirm WT in Background, as shown below-


  • Below you can see Waiting WT status has been confirmed and material has been transferred to Destination storage Bin.





The above process explains how a Simple Inbound POSC with Re-pack/deconsolidation would work and how to repack materials.


I hope this post would be helpful for everyone.


In my next blog i will be discussing about EWM triggered Opportunistic opportunistic Cross-docking.
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Excellent! Appreciate your contribution towards SAP Community.


Shailesh Mishra
Nice to see such a Self explanatory blog!
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Hi aurobinda.ray

Very much informative.Guidelines to whomever willing to learn EWM.

Keep going.

Vignesh V
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Very nicely explained step by step ; Please also provide similar for outbound delivery. Thanks.
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Very useful article!

But i have a question for you.

At the step 3.2 in transaction /N/SCWM/PRDI you have set value "ERP Document" in the field "Find".

But I do not have this record. So I can not find any inbound delivery. How I can set the value "ERP Document"?

I will be very greatful to you if you help me.

I use SAP S/4 HANA 1909.
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Hi Viktoriya,

In S4HANA 1909, it will appearing as "Logistics Execution Delivery"

In S4HANA 1610. it will appear as "ERP Delivery"


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Very nice document! Thank you
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Great document. Thank you.
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Excellent Document - thank you for your time
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