Storage Bin in SAP WM

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Storage Bin is the most important master data in SAP Warehouse Management. It is the smallest addressable unit in a warehouse. In this document, I have explained the definition of storage bin along with the use and other details. And also I have provided the manual for creation of Storage bin with screen shots. I hope it will be useful for you. Share this document link in social network to make it useful for many people

Storage Bin: 


The storage bin (sometimes referred to as a “slot”) is the smallest addressable unit in a warehouse. It identifies the exact location in the warehouse where goods can be stored.

A storage bin can be further sub-divided into bin sections. Several different materials (Quants) can be stored in one bin at the same time.


Defines the bin into which the material in this storage type is to be placed.

Maximum storage bin quantity

Largest quantity that can be stored in a storage bin of this storage type

This quantity is recorded in the base quantity unit.


This entry is used for checking storage bin capacity.

Minimum storage bin quantity

Minimum quantity which is stored in the bin location of this storage type. Quantity is recorded in the base quantity unit


The system can use this entry for a material replenishment in this bin location.

Rounding qty:

When using the quantity-dependent picking strategy (large/small quantities), the requested quantity is rounded down to this quantity when materials are picked from this storage type.

This quantity is managed in the base unit of measure.

Storage bin can be created manually one by one or multiple storage bins can be created automatically.

  1. Manual Storage Bin Creation:

Transaction Code- LS01N


Display Storage Bin: T Code –LS03N

2. Automatic Storage Bin Creation: This is a configuration step. System will ask for a Transport Request after saving this transaction. This can be done through LS10 transaction code or by using below configuration Path

SPRO->IMG-> Logistics Execution-> Warehouse Management->Master Data-> Storage Bins-> Define Storage Bin Structure

After click on Define Storage Bin Structure, system will show below screen. Select the required line contains Warehouse number, Storage type and section and template. Storage bin structure, start value and end value will be given as per the requirement.

Now select the line and click on display icon as shown below

Then click on Create bins which is under Environment as shown below

Below screen will be appeared.


Then click on Create Online. System will prompt a message as shown below. Then click on Yes to create bins


Below message will be observed at the bottom

After saving, transport request screen will be appeared. In few business cases, we get access to LT10 transaction in Production to complete the storage bin creation directly in Production as Storage Bin comes under master data. If you don’t use storage bin structure, you can create LSMW for LS01N Transaction to create Storage Bins in bulk. 


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