SAP’s removal strategies are as complex as its placement strategies, but with diligence and the right tools, you’ll find they can overcome many business challenges.
SAP’s Warehouse Management (WM) module provides just as extensive picking strategies and methods as it does for placement. You can use WM to determine what material to pick from a warehouse based on a variety of factors including location, product age, and the quantity desired.
Retrieving materials promptly so you
can supply them to customers is likely
the most important activity you do in
your warehouse facilities. Understanding
SAP Warehouse Management (WM) pick methods
and strategies will help you take full
advantage of the functionality.
The first important consideration is
to separate the method of picking from
the strategy for sourcing material. The
method of picking addresses how the picking
activity is organized. It could include
use principles such as wave picking and
two different forms of batch picking.
The strategy for picking deals more with
the determination of what item will be
picked. Strategies such as first-in-first-out
(FIFO), last-in-first-out (LIFO), or
shelf-life expiration date (SLED) all
fall under this category.