How to Integrate and Configure a Packing Station in the SAP Logistics Execution System

  • by Diony J. Ruiz R., SAP Architect and Senior Consultant, Group Intellego
  • April 12, 2016
Learn about the integration of a packing station in the process of delivery of goods output and settings in the SAP Logistics Execution System.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you’ll learn how to:

  • Customize a packing station
  • Create a handling unit for a document outbound delivery from a packing station
Key Concept

In the SAP Logistics Execution System, there may be a packing process in which dynamic packing processes are based on manual or automated criteria. These processes are managed by a packing station.

A packing station is mainly used in packaging processes when the material is not marketed in a package of origin. A package of origin is delivery of materials in custom packaging. The packaging is done manually from a workstation, and the criterion of the box is determined by an operator. One example is cases in which the process of packaging products is made by operators (i.e., staff working in the packing station). An example is packaging several books in a box.

The packing station is characterized by dynamics under which the selected materials to create packages are loaded automatically in the handling unit (HU).

The dialog screen in the SAP Logistics Execution System for a packing station was created mainly for the user who physically packs materials at a packing station in the warehouse. It supports both keyboard entries and scanned entries (assuming the necessary information is available in barcode format). You can also use a scale that is connected to the system to transmit the exact weight to the SAP system.

In this article, I describe the integration of a packing station into the SAP Logistics Execution System.

A packing station is integrated into the supply chain when generation of the HU automatically performs the posting of a goods issue (Figure 1). This depends on the settings made in the packing station.


Figure 1
A packing station is integrated into the supply chain

Diony J. Ruiz R.

Diony J. Ruiz R. is an SAP architect and senior consultant at Group Intellego. He has 12 years’ experience in SAP Sales and Distribution and SCE (Supply Chain Execution), Logistic Execution (LE), transportation, and warehouse management picking. He has additional knowledge in SAP MM (Materials Management).

He has worked in industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, third-party logistics distribution, services, public government, chemical, maritime and customs, metallurgy, automotive, and mining industries.

His roles have included SAP Consultant Specialist, Project Leader, and Area Leader.

He is an SAP Certified Professional.

 

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