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Advantage Warehouse Managemant

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hi all,

What is the advantage of warehouse mangement concept i.e

warehouse managed storage locations ?

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The SAP <b>Warehouse Management system</b> (WMS) provides flexible, automated support

in processing all goods movements and in managing stocks in your warehouse complex.

The system supports scheduled and efficient processing of all logistics processes

within your warehouse.

Normally, R/3 Warehouse Management administers the whole of your warehouse.

Warehouse Management can be seen as a supplement to Inventory Management;

that is, goods movements documented in Inventory Management are also

documented in Warehouse Management.

Warehouse numbers are assigned to storage locations.

These in turn are divided into storage types and storage bins.

The following levels are therefore relevant for physical inventory:

<b>Warehouse number</b>

A warehouse number is always assigned to a site and to a storage location.

The storage location provides the link between the Warehouse Management and

Inventory Management structures.

<b>Storage type</b>

These include high rack storage area or block storage area

<b>Bin location</b>

The storage bin indicates the exact location of an article (via coordinates, for example)

A physical inventory item is the stock of an article contained in a storage bin (the quant).

For more information on warehouse management, kindly check the following link:

<b>Warehouse Management Guide</b>

hope this helps!

best regards,


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I understood ur pt regarding the warehouse but why one will go for wms....

I mean on what basis one decides whether the material should be warehouse managed or not ???

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Hi Kaushik,

We go for warehouse management for the following reasons:

*   To manage the inflow and outflow of inventory in a better way.
*   Proper arrangement for easy picking and putaway.
*   Process goods receipts, goods issues and stock transfers. 
*   Automatic replenishment of fixed bins, material staging to production areas and 
    stock difference handling. 
*   Optimization of capacity and material flow utilizing storage units.
*   Monitoring and display of stocks on hand.

hope this helps!

best regards,