The SAP Warehouse Management system (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.

SAP WM Implementation Considerations

If you manage your warehouse stocks with SAP Inventory Management (MM-IM), you manage the quantities and values of stocks in several storage locations.

In comparison, the WMS allows you to map your entire warehouse complex in detail to storage bin level. Not only do you gain an overview of the entire quantity of a material in the warehouse; you can also always determine exactly where a certain material currently is in your warehouse complex. With the WMS you can optimize the use of all of your storage bins and warehouse movements, and store material stocks from several plants together in warehouses with random storage.

SAP WM RF Barcode Scanning Integration

The WMS is fully integrated into the SAP environment. Business processes, which you trigger in other application components, lead to physical goods movements in your warehouse. You organize, control, and monitor these goods movements with the WMS.

For companies that utilize SAP ERP’s Warehouse Management Module, BCCD has a robust RF scanning and barcode printing solution for SAP’s Warehouse Management (WM) Transactions.

BCCD has designed, developed and mobilized over 80 SAP WM transactions optimized for RF scanning and mobility and with individual movement types.  These transactions work in conjunction with applicable standard SAP ERP WM Transactions.  The transactions utilize BCCD’s SAP software and inventory control best practice standards to create consistent data collection screens for the material handlers.  Each transaction has been designed for the mobile RF scanner with minimal words and little need to use the physical keypad on the device.  This has been done to make the system extremely easy to use for the material handler.  BCCD’s methodology is to utilize the concept of “real-time data validation.”  Within every RF scanning transaction, TranASAP validates every scan with SAP data, so as to validate that the correct item, quantity and location is being used.  Custom transactions have also been built and exists in BCCD’s TranASAP Software Transaction Library to achieve additional functionality specific to warehousing so as to allow for additional business efficiency.  These mobilized and optimized RF software transactions have been developed in a real-time, directly integrated architecture using SAP Console, SAP ITSmobile, and SAP Fiori development and connectivity tools.  The software has been designed specifically for SAP ECC 6.0 and SAP S/4HANA software applications and to utilize mobile Zebra RF barcode scanners, vehicle terminals and tablets, and certified for use with SAP software with Android operating systems specifically developed to leverage  enterprise capabilities of Zebra scanners, Honeywell devices, and other data collection devices.

Mobilized SAP WM RF Scanning Functionality includes:

▪ RF Receiving Against a Purchase Order or a Stock Transfer Order and Putaway Stock (One-Step or Two-Step)
▪ Label Design and Automated Printing at Receiving ▪ SAP GUI and/or RF Label Printing and Reprinting
▪ RF Material Staging ▪ Directed Putaway of Inventory
▪ Moving Inventory to and from BINS ▪ Replenishment for BINS
▪ KANBAN Processes ▪ Back Flushing
▪ Outside or 3rd Party Vendor Tracking ▪ Cross Docking
▪ Quarantine and Quality Control Tracking and Initiation and Barcode Label Printing
▪ Moving Inventory IN and OUT of Quarantine and/or Quality Inspection
▪ Creation and Confirmation and Display of Transfer Orders
▪ Goods Issue to Cost Center or Work Order or Project and/or Reservation
▪ Directed Picking ▪ TO Creation and Confirmation
▪ Production Receipt Confirmation with Pallet Label Print ▪ Barcode Label Design and Printing for Picking and Delivery
▪ Issue to Production ▪ Plant to Plant Movements
▪ Material and Inventory Picking for Delivery (with automatically moving same part numbers to a central pick location)
▪ Material Picking Utilizing Handling Unit Management (HU Numbers / License Plate Numbers)
▪ Handling Unit and Storage Unit Creation, Cross-Referencing, Processing, Tracking and Display
▪ WM RF Cycle Counting – Blind Count, Dynamic Count and Ad Hoc Count
▪ Mobile RF Physical Inventory Counting ▪ Inventory Inquiry (by Location and/or by Material Number)
And many more [refer to BCCD’s TranASAP Library of Transactions]

Sample Mobilized SAP ERP WM RF Screen Shots:

SAP ERP Mobilized WM RF Transactions include:

▪ MIGO/MB1B MT 102, 201, 221, 261,301, 309, 311
▪ HU01 ▪ HU02 ▪ HU03 ▪ HU04
▪ LI11 ▪ LM58 ▪ LM59 ▪ LM60
▪ MB1C ▪ LP12 MT 319 ▪ LP21 ▪ PK21
▪ COO3 ▪ COR6 ▪ LT01 MT 101 ▪ LT02
▪ LT01/LT11/LT12 MT 999, 101 ▪ LT03 ▪ LT04
▪ LT05 ▪ LT06 ▪ LT07 ▪ LT09
▪ LT11 MT 101 ▪ LT11/LT12 Multiple Inventory Movements ▪ LT21/26/27
▪ LT11/LT12 601, 603, 643 – Delivery Pick Movements ▪ LT13 999 ▪ LT15/16
And many more [refer to BCCD’s TranASAP Library of Transactions]

Barcode printing includes:

  • Utilization of BCCD’s QuickPrint Barcode Label Printing to include printing technologies such as SAP Script, Smart Forms, and BarTender.
  • Printing “License Plates” (HU Labels or Serialized Labels)
  • Material Labels
  • GTIN Labels
  • Bill of Lading document
  • Pick Slips
  • Shipping and delivery labels
  • Forms and many others