SAP EWM, SAP S/4HANA

EWM Pick, Pack, Stage & Load (on TU) process with interface to LE-TRA shipment

In this blog post we will use complex outbound process of Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), involving picking, packing, staging, loading on TU and interface to LE-TRA shipment. We will use S4 HANA 1809 to configure and run this process.

This scenario is particularly important if EWM is deployed (standalone or embedded) but Shipments are still on LE-TRA.

Note : Though basic embedded SAP TM is available into S4 HANA 1809, but in this scenario transportation is still on LE-TRA . We will see outbound EWM process with embedded SAP TM in next series of blog posts.

Also Read: SAP EWM Certification Preparation Guide

First we will execute the process and then we will see the configuration to support this process

Part 1 – Process

Step 1 – Create a sales order

NOTE : Make sure that route is populated in the sales order item shipping data

Step 2 – Create the outbound delivery. It will be distributed to EWM

Note: Please check the transportation planning status should be “A – Open Transp.Planning

Step 3 – Create the shipment and assign the outbound delivery to shipment

Step 4 – Pack in the shipment with packaging material and means of transport and create the HU

Step 5 – After Saving the shipment, this will trigger a SHPMNT IDOC to EWM

A TU is created in EWM with outbound delivery assigned to it. TU number is same as shipment number

Step 6 – Activate the TU .

Step 7 – Search for the wave corresponding to TU and release it. This will create the pick-WO

Step 8 – Wave is released and pick WT & WO is created

Step 9 – In this step pick HU is created & pick-WOs are confirmed.

Picking is done through handheld . T-code /SCWM/RFUI – Log On to RF Environment

Click on system guided. System will propose the packaging material for pick HU. In this example, we are creating pick-HU as “WBTRO-23”. If external number is not given then system will create pick HU with internal number range.

Note: if there are more than 1 product, then we can pack all the products in same pick HU

Step 10 – Confirm the source bin and quantity

Step 11 – Confirm the destination bin and destination pick HU (WBTRO-23)

With the completion of above steps, our pick-HU (WBTRO-23) is moved to the packing work centre.

Note: If you check the status of outbound delivery (through /SCWM/PRDO – Outbound Delivery -> Maintain Outbound Delivery Order), then picking status is completed now

Step 12 – Go to /SCWM/PACK – Extended Warehouse Management -> Execution -> Packing – General

Our HU is present here. In this step, items that are currently contained in the Pick-HU are repacked in a Shipping Handling Unit. In this step, used packaging material is set up for SSCC numbering so a SSCC number HU is created.

In our example, we have created shipping HU 112345678000001602

Step 13 – Check in Warehouse Management Monitor, we can see the packing WT and HU created

Note: Now handling units are created and ready for starting the shipping process, for your consolidation group (same customer route) at the Packing Work Center.

Step 13 – Next step is to close the HUs as HUs have been packed and can be prepared for shipping.

To close the HU, go to /SCWM/RFUI – Log On to RF Environment and choose 04 Outbound Process -> 02 Packing -> 08 Maintain HU

Once HU is closed, The warehouse orders and warehouse tasks to process the staging of all HUs from the Packing Work Center to the outbound staging area are created.

Please note down the warehouse process type & POSC step used in the step . We will see the configuration of the same in configuration steps

As soon as staging is completed, since there is an active TU assigned to the outbound delivery and the loading is done via the Loading step of the process-oriented storage control (POSC), in the loading task, stock is posted onto the TU instead of onto the storage bin.

Step 14 – Now shipping HUs are ready to be loaded. In our example, shipping HU 112345678000001602 is ready to load. Assign the door to TU and execute the check-in and arrival to the door.

As soon as TU is executed for checkpoint arrival and saved, a SHPMNT IDOC is triggered from EWM to ECC to set the status check-in as “completed” in S4 HANA shipment.

Step 15 – Set the status as Loading started in EWM for TU. An IDOC is triggered to ERP which populate the loading start date and time in the shipment in ERP

Step 16 – HUs are loaded. Loading WT created in previous step is confirmed through scanning of all the HU one by one. In our example, HU 112345678000001602 is loaded when WT 100000405 is confirmed.

Step 17 – Now loading ended is executed in TU. This triggers an IDOC to ECC which populate the loading end date and time in the shipment in ERP

Step 18 – Execute the departure from door and set TU is departed from the checkpoint. IDOC is triggered and shipment started status is set with date and time.

This process end here. Shipment end status will be set once customer receives the shipment in full an final. This can be done automatically through interface to shipper or 3PL.

Part 2 – Configuration

This whole process can be divided in three configuration blocks

Block 1 – Configuration in ERP

Block 2 – Configuration of communication between LE-TRA & EWM

Block 3 – EWM related Configuration

Block 1 – Configuration in ERP

We are not going to cover standard ERP SD & LE configuration like configuration of Sales Order type, Delivery type, Item category, Shipping point, Route determination, Route Scheduling etc. Here we will review only some critical ERP configuration to run the above scenario

Creating Transportation Planning Point in ERP

Enterprise Structure –> Definition –> Logistics Execution –> Maintain transportation planning point

We have maintained transport planning point 1700 and assigned to company code 1710

Define shipment type. We have defined Shipment type as “ ZERP-ERP Shipments”

Logistics Execution –> Transportation –> Shipments –> Define Shipment Types

Block 2-Configuration of communication between LE-TRA & EWM

Define Output type ZEWM- ERP2EWM

Logistics Execution –> Transportation –> Basic Transportation Functions –> Output Control –> Maintain Output Determination for Shipments –> Maintain Output Types

Assign output type to determination procedure

Logistics Execution –> Transportation –> Basic Transportation Functions –> Output Control Maintain Output Determination for Shipments –> Maintain Output Determination Procedure

Assign output determination type to shipment type

Logistics Execution –> Transportation –> Basic Transportation Functions –> Output Control Maintain Output Determination for Shipments –> Assign Output Determination Procedure

Create condition record for output type ZEWM

VV71

Create Partner Profile

WE20

Block 3-EWM related Configuration

For this scenario, we have used below document type in S4 HANA

Outbound delivery type – LF

Outbound delivery item category – TAN

Item type in EWM – ODLV

Document type in EWM – OUTB

Warehouse Process Type determined with this document type is OUTB

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Task → Determine Warehouse Process Type

Configuration of Warehouse Process type (WPT)

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Task → Define Warehouse Process Type

Storage Type Search Sequence (STSS) is determined corresponding with WPT Y214

Storage type for stock removal is determined corresponding to STSS determined from the above step

Activity area is determined as Y021 corresponding to the Storage Type

Warehouse Order Creation Rule (WOCR) is determined as YO02 corresponding to this Activity Area Y021

Storage Process YO02 is assigned to the WOCR YO02

Storage Process – Definition

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Warehouse Task → Define Process-Oriented Storage Control

Below 4 process steps are assoigned to the storage process YO02 used in this scenario

Loading LOAD  1 Stock Removal   Y372 
Picking PICK 5 Stock Removal and Internal Movement  
Packing   PAC  2 Put away, Stock Removal and Internal Movement   Y370 
Staging  STAG   1 Stock Removal   Y371 

Below is the configuration for all the three WPT used in the above steps

Define Transportation Planning Type (Outbound)

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Shipping & Receiving → Deactivate Shipping and Receiving for Warehouse

Allow EWM Execution Without Transportation Planning (Outbound)

Deactivate Shipping and Receiving for Warehouse

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Shipping & Receiving → Deactivate Shipping and Receiving for Warehouse

Uncheck the deactivate box

General Settings for Shipping and Receiving

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Shipping & Receiving → General Settings for Shipping and Receiving

Set Up Control of Goods Movements

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Cross-Process Settings → Shipping & Receiving → Set Up Control of Goods Movements

Defining Default Values for IDOC Outbound in EWM

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Interfaces→ Transportation → Define Default Values for IDOC Outbound

Checking External Numbering for TU/Vehicle in EWM

SCM Extended Warehouse Management → Extended Warehouse Management → Interfaces→ Transportation → Make Settings for Shipment IDOC Processing

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