SAP Warehouse Management

With SAP solutions for warehouse management, you can optimize warehouse activities – including inbound and outbound processing, facility management and storage, physical inventory, and planned and opportunistic cross docking. You can take advantage of data collection technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and voice and new workload balancing tools.

SAP WM Course Outline

Introduction to ERP

  • ERP Packages
  • Introduction to SAP
  • Functions and Objectives of WM
  • SAP Real Time Project Team Structure and Business Process
  • SAP R/3 Architecture and Navigation
  • Processes in WareHouse Management

Warehouse Structure in the Warehouse Management System

  • Warehouse Number
  • Storage Type
  • Storage Section
  • Picking Area
  • Storage Bin
  • Quant
  • Door
  • Staging Area

Warehouse Management with Lean WM

  • Setting Up Lean WM

Basic Functions

  • Number Ranges
  • Foreground/Background Processing
  • Bar Code Use
  • Authorization Checks
  • Archiving and Reorganization
  • Warehouse Controlling

Basic Stock Management

  • Material Master Data
  • The Quant and Stock Management in WM
  • Types of Stock
  • Stock Category
  • Units of Measure
  • Batch Management
  • Shelf Life Expiration Date
  • Storing Materials in the Warehouse
  • WM Interface to Inventory Management (IM)

Hazardous Materials Management

  • Hazardous Material Records
  • Hazardous Material Evaluation Reports

Warehouse Movements

  • Basics for Goods Movements
  • Movement Types in WM

Using Special Movement Indicators

  • Transfer Requirement
  • Transfer Order
  • Handling Differences
  • Storage of Pre-Picked Handling Units

Goods Receipt

  • Creating Transfer Orders Immediately at the IM Posting
  • Manual Creation of Transfer Orders for Putaway
  • Posting a Goods Receipt Based on a Purchase Order
  • Posting Returns for Deliveries
  • Goods Receipt for Inspection
  • Releasing Material from Inspection Stock
  • Goods Receipt Without a Previous Posting in IM
  • Negative Stock Check
  • Stock Placement Using Storage Unit Types
  • Cross-Docking
  • Adding Goods to Existing Stock

Goods Issue

  • Goods Issues Based Upon a Delivery
  • Goods Issue Based on an IM Posting
  • Manual Creation of Transfer Orders for Picking
  • Goods Issue for Production Supply
  • Multiple Processing
  • 2-Step Picking

Stock Transfers and Replenishment

  • Plant/Storage Location to Plant/Storage Location
  • Internal Stock Transfers
  • Replenishing Fixed Bins in the Warehouse
  • Creating a Replenishment TO During TO Confirmation

Posting Changes in WM

  • Processing Posting Changes
  • Processing Posting Changes Entirely Within WM
  • Processing Inspection Stock
  • Releasing Consignment Stock from Inspection
  • Processing Blocked Stock
  • Converting Available Stock to Inspection Stock
  • Changing a Material Number
  • Dividing Materials into Two or More Batches
  • Changing Stock Ownership from Plant to Plant
  • Storage Locations in TRs, TOs and Posting Changes

Putaway and Picking Strategies

  • Putaway Strategies
  • Additional Factors that Affect Search Strategies
  • Picking Strategies
  • Stock Return Methods

Storage Unit Management

  • Warehouse Management at the Storage Unit Level
  • SU-Managed Storage Types
  • Putaway using Storage Unit Management
  • Stock Picking Using Storage Unit Management
  • SU-managed Bulk Storage
  • Storage Unit Documents
  • Storage Unit Preplanning
  • Blocking Storage Units
  • Multiple Processing for SU Management


  • Controlling the Inventory Process
  • Take Continuous Inventory
  • Take Annual Inventory
  • Executing the Cycle Counting Inventory Method
  • Take Continuous Inventory Based on Putaway
  • Run a Zero Stock Check

Planning and Monitoring

  • Introduction to RF
  • RF Queue
  • Rough Workload Estimate
  • Wave Picks
  • Warehouse Activity Monitor

Integration Concepts

  • Integration of WM with SD
  • Integration of WM with MM
  • Integration of WM with PP

Additional Topics

  • LSMW
  • SAP WM Reports
  • User Exists and BADIs
  • Experiences from Implementations (Case Studies and Project)
  • Interview Question

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