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Steps for 2 step picking

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Hi All

Can any one guide me how 2 step picking is done and what are all the steps involved for doing 2 step picking.

Pls mention what are all the SPRO settings to be done.

With Rgds


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For 2-step picking, the picking process is divided into two separate steps. You optimize the picking process by collectively removing stock from your warehouse for several outbound deliveries or transfer requirements in the first step, and only reassigning the materials you have withdrawn to the relevant outbound deliveries or transfer requirements in the second step.

With this procedure, you pick a large number of outbound deliveries or transfer requirements all together. Advantages of two-step picking include:

You remove the total amount of material required in the first step. In doing so, you minimize the total number of picking transactions necessary for picking.

Stock removal and allocation are two separate warehouse processes. You create a separate transfer order for each of these steps.

You can monitor each step of the 2-step picking process in detail at any time.

You have activated two-step picking at warehouse number level in the Customizing for Warehouse Management.

Type of Two-Step Picking

Customizing Settings

For outbound deliveries

Warehouse Management ® Interfaces ® Shipping ® 2-Step Picking

For transfer requirements

Warehouse Management® Activities ® Transfers ® Set Up 2-Step Picking for Transfer Requirements

Material dependent for outbound deliveries or for transfer requirements

You have activated two-step picking (see above).

If you have set the indicator 2-stMatl, the system defines whether you want to pick the material direct from the warehouse or if you have planned two-step picking for the material, based on the 2-step picking indicator in the material master (Warehouse Management 1 view).

Step 1: Removal

In the first step, you pick the entire quantity of materials needed to fulfill the requirements from several deliveries or transfer requirements.

During withdrawal, you take the total required quantity of each material specified in the outbound deliveries or transfer requirements from the source storage bin to an interim storage area (interim storage bin).

Step 2: Allocation

During the second step, you divide up the materials and allocate them to the individual requirements. You transfer the respective partial quantities from the intermediate storage area to the respective destination storage bins.

During allocation you divide the total quantity of the materials amongst the individual requirements specified in the outbound deliveries or transfer requirements, and transfer them to the corresponding goods issue zones.

Former Member
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Setting up 2-Step Picking


Using the 2-step picking procedure, you can divide the entire picking process into removal of a cumulative quantity and its allocation to individual requirements (reference documents). With the removal of cumulative quantities, the stock removal process can be optimized to a greater degree.


1. Access the activity using one of the following navigation options:

IMG Menu IMG: Logistics Execution  Warehouse Management  Activities  Transfers  Set up 2-step picking for transfer requirements -> Transfer requirement control

Transaction Code SM30

2. Find the Field Name and input the relative value into the field


WhN Whse no. description 2stP 2-stMatl Ck2st Mty Description

F01 Full WM Plant BP01 850 Removal 2-step picking

Former Member
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Thankyou very much for your kind reply.

I need the steps to be followed at the time of creating 2 step picking.In the above one you have given the customization settings but along with that i need the steps to be carried out at the time of 2 step picking.

Like Sales Order Creation-VA01

Delivery creation -VL01N

Creation of group-VG01

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Like this i neeed the complete process steps for creating the 2 step picking.

With Rgds


Former Member
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Can u pl. tell me one example. Take some outbound deliveries and pl. describe the steps i mean what are the transaction codes to use the step 1 & 2

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