SAP EWM Deconsolidation Process & related prerequisite

You can use this function to divide up a deconsolidation handling unit (deconsolidation HU) across multiple putaway HUs. This is necessary if a deconsolidation HU contains different products that you want to put away in different storage sections.

Prerequisites:
If EWM is to define a deconsolidation, one of the following cases must be present:

The activity areas for the products within an HU are different.
The activity areas for the products within an HU are the same, but the consolidation groups are different.
The activity areas and consolidation groups for the products within an HU are the same, but the maximum number of warehouse tasks for the HU has been exceeded.

Configuration settings to Define Attributes for Deconsolidation
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SCM Extended Warehouse Management > Extended Warehouse Management >Goods Receipt Process- Deconsolidation> Define Attributes for Deconsolidation

In this configuration, it is important to understand the concept of MaxD and MaxP. MaxD will help system to identify the number of warehouse task that Inbound HU can have beyond the number or exceeding the number the system will. locate the HU to Deconsolidation Work center. If the number of WT is lesser than the value defines in MaxD then system will not route the HU to Deconsolidation work center but directly put away the material based on put
away strategy MaxP the number of put way HU the system will create once the inbound HU is deconsolidated (in Deconsolidate work center).

Specify Deconsolidation Station

Assign Number Range Intervals to Consolidation Groups

Other configuration settings -POSC Config

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SCM Extended Warehouse Management- Extended Warehouse Management – Cross-Process Settings- Warehouse Task- Define Process-Oriented Storage Control.

Storage process INBD is created with three steps. Step 2 here is related to Deconsolidation.

For DECN step, better to hard code destination storage type and the bin instead use option Rule-based.

Work center related configuration.

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SCM Extended Warehouse Management- Extended Warehouse Management- Master Data- Work Center- Define Work Center

Assign external step DECN in this WorkCentre.

Activity area.

IMG PATH SCM Extended Warehouse Management- Extended Warehouse Management- Master Data- Activity Areas- Assign Storage Bins to Activity Areas.

In this config, we assign the Consolidation group to the Activity area. When a bin will be created and sorted in this AA then that particular bin will be linked to this Cons Grp.

Make sure to create a bin for Decon workcenter in /scwm/ls01 transaction.

Test scenario explaining the DECON process for,

The activity areas and consolidation groups for the products within an HU are the same, but the maximum number of warehouse tasks for the HU has been exceeded.

Deconsolidation Process Flow

Step 1 Delivery created with three-line items.

After performing unloading step in EWM we can see that one HU task created to move the pallet from GR AREA to DECON area. Three product WT created as well but all are in waiting status.

HU had three items which is greater that the MaxD =2 setting which have configured, considering this Decon process is initiated. Assuming if, line item in the HU was one then system would have not proposed for Decon process.

Confirm the HU task so that HU will be available in DECON workcenter and DECON process can be carried out.

Goto the DCON workcenter using transaction /scwm/dcons. Enter the workcenter and WR number.

Now to perform DECON process, select Deconsolidate tab and follow the sequence highlighted below. In this step basically we are removing the tasks from the main HU and moving to the new HU.

After performing above activity for all three tasks, it will look like below. We can now see that three HUs are created. Now complete the storage process, this will then open up the tasks which were in waiting status.

We can see below that all the open tasks are now linked to Putaway HUs.

In monitor also we can see that all the tasks are now active and be confirmed by the user.

Blog By Amith Kumar

Scenario EWM Trainer /expert from SCMCloudbook

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