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Objective of this blog post is to showcase new functionality made available in S4 HANA 2020 for synchronous goods receipt for external procurement like purchase orders created for EWM managed storage location.

Prior to S4 HANA 2020, we were obliged to create inbound delivery for purchase orders created for EWM managed storage location to post goods receipt and further process put away activities.

Process flow Steps:

Before S4 HANA 2020

1- Create PO

2- Create Inbound delivery in S4 CORE (automatic distribution to EWM system)

3- Create and confirm warehouse tasks

In S4 HANA 2020 onwards:

Note: Process with Inbound delivery available before S4 HANA 2020 will still work. Synchronous goods receipt posting is additional functionality provided by SAP that can be used based on specific business need.

1- Create PO

2- Post GR in MIGO App (System will automatically post GR at IM and EWM at the same time)

We don't need to create inbound delivery to process goods receipt and put away activities for purchase orders created for EMW managed storage locations.

System Demo

PO is created and as we need to post GR in MIGO, there will not be any confirmation control key set in PO item that needs confirmation category LA.


Enter storage bin and optionally you can create HU if you want stock to be packed.

Check and post the material document.

You can display the material document in MIGO App. You can see Warehouse material document posted due to GR posting as well open put away WT created to put away materials from GR-ZONE to final put away storage type in the warehouse.

You can jump to WT screen from MIGO itself and confirm the open WT.

instead of posting GR first to GR-ZONE , you can also post GR directly to final put away storage type's bin location. So, there will be no need of further put away task in that case.

While setting the storage type, you need to indicate if a storage type will be final put away storage type or not.

Important system settings

Q- How does system know that after posting GR to GR-ZONE, it has to also create a put away WT?

This is controlled based on your storage type and WPT settings. in Storage type customizing, you need to mention that system has to create a put away WT if GR is posted to a bin of this storage type. This would be normally setup for goods receiving area 9010 and 9015 for example if we need to work with synchronous goods receipt process.


Q- Which WPT system shall take to create put away WT?

System will use normal WPT determination table to determine WPT for synchronous goods receipt process. SAP has delivered new process indicators to determine WPT as per business need.

Note: As we are not creating any inbound delivery, so WPT determination will be independent of document type, item type and delivery priority. However, we can determine different WPT considering process determination indicator maintained in the warehouse product master.



You now understand the process flow and different system settings need to be done to work with synchronous goods receipt posting for purchase orders.

In the next blog, I will write about the synchronous goods receipt and good issue posting for the discrete manufacturing, so stay tuned.

Thanks for your time , your feedback and comments are always welcome , and will be considered to make this blog more productive.


Regards- ASLAM



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