SAP Warehouse Management (WM)

SAP Warehouse Management (WM)

WM Overview

Warehouses have been around ever since humans decided to store excess food from their harvests. Today, the warehouse is a key component of the supply chain. Technological advances in computerized warehouse management systems have meant that the warehouse can operate at maximum efficiency, thus reducing delivery time to the customer, minimizing the cost of the warehouse operation, and maximizing company profits. It is a component in SAP ERP controls that manages internal goods movements, goods receipt, and goods issue as well as all warehouse processes.

Course Prerequisites

  •  SAP Functional Knowledge
  •  Overview of Inventory Management Processes
  •  Overview of Logistics Execution Processes

Course Goals

  • Understand the basic functions of SAP Warehouse Management (WM) Module e. g. Putaway, Picking and Posting Changes etc.
  • Understand the basic configuration required to configure Warehouse Management functions as per company’s requirements.
  • Understand the integration between Warehouse Management, Inventory Management, Production Planning and Delivery Processing.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Overview to Logistics Execution
    • Understand the Logistics Execution Model
    • Understand basic logistics Execution Processes
  • Unit 2: Warehouse Management as a Part of Logistics Execution
    • Understand basic functions of Warehouse Management.
    • Integration of Warehouse Management with other modules of Logistics
    • Understand how WM handles various types of Inbound and Outbound Goods Movements
    • Knowledge of Information contained in various WM Documents
  • Unit 3: Scenarios for Warehouse Management Implementation
  • Unit 4: WM Organization Structure
    • Understand basic organization structure of Warehouse Management.
    •  Understand various possible warehouse structure scenarios of Warehouse Management
    • Understand various controls to be defined while defining Warehouse Management’s Organization Elements.
    • Understand the Master data used in warehouse Management
    • Describe the characteristics and Importance of Quant in WM
  • Unit 5: Warehouse Management’s Interface with Inventory Management
    • Understand the Key Integration Points between IM and Warehouse Management
    • Understand how Movement type in WM are determined by IM Movement type.
    • Understand the process flow of Goods Movement at IM-WM Interface
  • Unit 6: Warehouse Management: Inbound Processes and Putaway Control
    • Understand the inbound process with various controls in putting the material in the warehouse
    • Understand various types of stock placement strategies and their functioning
    • Understand and define storage type search followed by storage section and ultimately ending on Storage bin search.
    • Understand the capacity check function during putaway process.
    • Understand various configuration activities for stock putaway
    • Understand handling of differences during put away process
  • Unit 7: Warehouse Management: Outbound Processes and Stock Removal Control
    • Understand the Outbound process with various controls in picking the material in the warehouse
    • Understand various types of stock removal strategies and their functioning
    • Understand and define storage type search followed by picking area and ultimately ending on Storage bin search for picking activities.
    • Understanding various configuration settings relevant to stock removal
    • Understand handling of batches during stock removal process
  • Unit 8: Warehouse Management: Delivery Processes using WM
    • Understand the Put away Process for an Inbound Delivery
    • Understand the Stock Removal Process for an Outbound Delivery
    • Understand the system requirements to enable automatic creation of Transfer orders from Inbound and Outbound Deliveries
    • Understand the processing of returns from inbound and outbound deliveries
    • Understand various options of processing outbound deliveries collectively.
    • Two Step Picking Process
  • Unit 9: Internal Warehouse Operations: Posting Changes and Stock Transfers.
    • Understand various methods to process posting changes in WM
    • Understand the process of stock transfers in WM
    • Understand customizing required for executing posting changes in WM
    • Understand the process of Stock Replenishment using WM
    • Understand the customizing required for carrying out replenishment in WM
  • Unit 10: WM Interface with Quality Management
    • Understand the process of Quality Management Relevant Goods Receipts in WM
    • Understand the ways for handling inspection samples in warehouse.
    • Understand the configuration required for setting up WM-QM Interface.
  • Unit 11: Internal Procurement processes with WM
    • Understand the prerequisites for working with Internal Procurement Process in WM
    • Understand the process of staging components and putting away finished products.
    • Mapping internal procurement process in the system 
    • Master data required for Staging
  • Unit 12: Physical Inventory in Warehouse Management
    • Understand various types of basic methods of carrying out Physical Inventory in the warehouse.
    • Understand the customizing required to use different types of Physical Inventory methods.

Unit 13: Warehouse Activity Monitor

    • Warehouse Activity Monitor is a report which can be run with various variants defined suiting individual requirements

Unit 14: Technical Topics

  • WM Tables
  • Data flow at Table Level from IM to WM and vice versa
  • BADIs for WM
  • Archiving



Target Audience

    • General Ledger Accountant / Bookkeeper
    • Cashier – Accounts Payable/Receivable
    • Financial Controller
    • IT/Business Analysts
    • Consultants
    • Graduates
    • End Users
    • Project team members

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