Correct warehouse placement involves the movement of materials that don't always satisfy the specific requirements of existing systems. Learn how to use custom strategies for placement of materials and other placement needs.
A placement strategy defines the logic for determining target storage bins for materials that are moved into a warehouse. Using custom placement strategies, you can program special algorithms in already available user exits to satisfy specific placement requirements.
When helping a client implement the Warehouse Management (WM)
module of R/3 in a highly automated warehouse environment, I was
faced with a need to create a custom placement strategy (also known
as a putaway strategy). A few principles were most helpful to me
as I implemented the strategy using the R/3 enhancement concept.
My focus here is on how to use the placement user exit and how
to overcome certain challenges associated with it. The explanations
of how the user exit is designed can be used by anyone who needs
to develop a placement strategy following a specific custom logic.
The custom logic itself is not discussed in this article.