System requirement: SAP EWM
The storage space interlinking of FIS supports the demand-oriented determination of storage spaces, especially for large and bulky goods. The following initial situation: When storing large products (e.g. radiators, long goods and bathtubs), more than one storage space is usually required. However, in the standard SAP system, only one storage space can be selected per item. The additionally occupied spaces are displayed in the system as empty storage space and suggested for further putaways. Alternatively, they can be blocked manually and the employee has to remember why he blocked this space and that he has to release the space manually again at a later time (e.g. after selling the bathtub). This is confusing for both the control of the putaway processes and the executing warehouse employee and can result in additional work. Furthermore, although the "pallet warehouse" putaway strategy available in the standard SAP system offers a dynamic subdivision of the storage space, the putaway of different load carriers is not supported in this case.
The storage space linking function provides a remedy: it automatically blocks all storage spaces used when large parts are put away (depending on the handling unit and storage bin type). The blocking is only lifted when the storage order is cancelled or the product is removed from storage. The stock level is therefore always correct. Since storage spaces can be determined manually or automatically via the putaway strategy, putaway can be controlled flexibly.
Storage space interlinking also supports inventory. During the inventory of a storage space (all inventory types), the linked storage spaces automatically receive an inventory document with zero count. Unlike in the SAP standard, in which the manually blocked storage spaces are displayed as empty bins, this always ensures an accurate warehouse inventory with correct document situation.