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Many a time, we do certain activities which are not planned and the same applies for warehouse operations as well.  Goods are issued (or moved out of the warehouse) generally against customer orders or requests from another plant / warehouse etc. Sometimes, goods are issued on ad-hoc basis i.e without any previous planning like to scrap or correct stock etc.

Extended warehouse management (EWM) also provides that ‘Unplanned goods issue’ functionality and my present blog is to discuss on the enhancements done on that in S/4HANA 2020 Release.

  • Addition of ‘Unplanned goods issue’ processes

’Consumption’ and ‘Stock migration’ are two processes added for ‘Unplanned goods issue’ in S/4HANA 2020 release as depicted in below image. Consumption is one of the processes that many customers wanted to use for goods issue (without order or delivery).

  • Selection of Cost carrier or Account assignment

Account assignment (or cost carrier) can now be selected directly on the transaction /SCWM/ADGI (or App Unplanned goods issue) as shown in below image. Specific cost center or project / WBS element like DE.000.01-000111 can be chosen for cost carrier.

  • Use of different Movement types

Different movement types can be used for the same Goods issue process with postings to different account assignments. Below image shows postings with movement type 201 with cost centre and 291 for WBS element for goods issue with Consumption.

  • Display Account assignment in Warehouse Monitor

Account assignments can now be displayed in EWM’s Warehouse monitor as shown below.

These enhancements with ‘Unplanned goods issue’ in EWM will

  • enable more flexibility with financial postings to desired cost carriers (Account assignments)

  • ensure with more (seamless) integration with Inventory management (IM)

It is possible to post unplanned goods issue with account assignment synchronously in embedded EWM or asynchronously in Decentral EWM in S/4HANA.

I will write series of blogs for innovations on S/4HANA 2020 release with special focus on Advanced ATP, EWM, TM and YL . So, please stay tuned and inform your feedback, comments, views.