What is Warehouse Order Creation?

This content will show you how warehouse tasks are grouped into warehouse orders, which are then processed at the warehouse. The major goal of SAP EWM is to improve the warehouse's picking, putaway, and internal movement processes. As a result, having a general understanding of SAP EWM warehouse order creation and the configuration settings that drive the process is vital.

Warehouse Order Creation Rule in SAP EWM

In SAP EWM, a warehouse order is a document that represents a work package that a warehouse employee must accomplish within a certain amount of time. Warehouse tasks or physical inventory items make up the warehouse order. Warehouse tasks are created when products are received, issued, transferred, or counted. EWM bundles the warehouse tasks into warehouse orders and makes them available for processing. Warehouse tasks, for instance, are created throughout the goods receiving process to move products into the warehouse and to their destination storage bin. To create the warehouse order, EWM puts these tasks together according to warehouse order creation rules. Customizing is where the warehouse order creation rules (WOCRs) are defined.

Warehouse tasks are created either in response to a warehouse request or in response to a wave release. A wave is a collection of deliveries. EWM creates warehouse tasks after the wave and wave item have been released (either automatically by EWM or manually by a user). Warehouse tasks are grouped by activity area (an activity area is a logical grouping of storage bins based on specific warehouse activities) and sorted according to predetermined rules. Because WOCRs are picked depending on the Activity Code in the Warehouse Process Type or the related Activity Area, this is the scenario. Each activity area has one or more WOCRs that are applied until each warehouse task is allocated to a warehouse order. Filters and restrictions are used as required.

The EWM uses the search sequence to create warehouse orders when grouping warehouse tasks into warehouse orders. For example, WOCR1, WOCR2, and WOCR3 because there are numerous WOCRs and the EWM works through them in the sequence specified in the configuration for each activity area. If no rules are provided, a SAP standard rule is utilized. Warehouse tasks from many shipments can be merged into a single warehouse order.

Advantages of Warehouse Order Creation Rules

Warehouse order creation rules give users a lot of flexibility. The sequence of tasks can be changed according to various operational conditions by using various Inbound Sortings and Warehouse Order Sortings. For various spots or according to different attributes of the tasks or the items themselves, different sequencings can be done. With this amount of different possibilities, the users can get a set of assignments that are optimized in a much better way than any kind of manual scheduling. By using filter and limit parameters, it is easy to create multifarious and target-specific warehouse orders. Pick-HU and Shipping- HU Packing profiles can be defined as diversified. As a result, SAP EWM can optimize the amount of goods that can be packed into a HU. Furthermore, having a definite creation rule allows users to make efficient use of the assets they have.

Different employees and resources can operate in the most efficient way within their reach and responsibility if the activity areas or possibly the activity kinds are specified in consideration of the potential Warehouse Order creation regulations. Process flows can be expedited and downtimes reduced in this manner. Ultimately, SAP EWM classifies labor more accurately with the help of Warehouse Order Creation Rules, and through case-specific customization of the WOCRs process steps, it improves not only the work division but also the method of completing the task.

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  • Stock management
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  • Terminal management integration
  • Resource management integration
  • Shipping processes
  • Port area warehouse integration
  • Warehouse billing processes
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  • Warehouse management cockpit
  • Shelf management
  • Integration of in-warehouse strategies
  • Warehouse routing optimization
  • Warehouse sketch
  • Integration of supply processes
  • Party Management
  • Exception handling
  • Performance measurement
  • Serial number optimization
  • Task allocation optimization
  • Activity area management
  • Operation classification
  • Layout or process-oriented warehouse control
  • Output label layout and management
  • Material flow system
  • Value-added services
  • Transit warehouse management


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