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3136651 - Switching from an IM storage location to a Cloud WM managed location


Currently, stock is managed in a IM level, no stock is on bin level. Now there is requirement that the stock need to be managed at bin level to improve the warehouse processes.

The current storage location need to be switched from an IM storage location to a cloud WM managed location.


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SAP recommand that you create a new storage location for WM cloud instead of reusing the current IM storage location.

There are 2 options to move the stock from IM location to the new created WM storage location.

A: Transfer the stock

  1. Perform a full physical inventory (paper based, not in the system) to get the information which product is on which physical storage bin
  2. Post the stock (MIGO or similar) from existing location to new location (movement 311); system creates an inbound delivery in cloud WM location
  3. Post the inbound delivery goods receipt; a 311 posting is triggered in the background
  4. Move the product into the destination bin by performing put-away of inbound delivery (manual step), specify the bin according to count overview (step 1)

B: Empty stock in the current IM storage location, upload in new WM storage location

  1. Perform a full physical inventory count (paper based, not in the system) to get the information which product is on which storage bin (use the upload sheet of cloud WM "Stock upload")
  2. Empty the existing storage location (MIGO, movement 562);
  3. Upload the stock into cloud WM managed location using the data migration workbench; system creates stock on bin level plus 561 posting
  4. Compare stock figures before and after

For Option A: It will cause a lot of manual effort for the logistic/WM to create and confirm warehouse tasks to putaway the stock at WM system. The benifit is that movement 311 will not poste accounting documents becuase it happens in the same valuation area(the two storage location is under the same plant).

For Option B: It will create FI documents at steps 3, please align with the finance department before adopting the solution.


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