How to block a Storage Bin for Stock Removal and provide any business requirements to block the bins?

Answer: We can block a Storage Bin with Transaction Code LS02N- Change Storage Bin or Transaction Code LS06- Block/Unblock Several Storage Bins simultaneously. We use LS06 when we want to block multiple bins at a time based on business requirement. In this document, I have explained the process of Blocking Storage Bin for Stock Removal along with testing document which will be helpful to understand the requirement.

Generally business use this functionality when they want to block specific Storage Bins due to maintenance activities or repairing work or temporarily no use or blocked the stock for specific business purposes. Based on business requirement, we will create multiple reasons in configuration.

1.Master Data Change:

Updating Stock Removal indicator and Reason for a Storage Bin with LS02N Transaction Code. We can configure multiple Blocking Reasons based on business requirement which will be assigned during the process of blocking.

Once you flag the stock removal check box and input the suitable reason for blocking, you need save.

Once you click on save, system will give below successful message.

You can display the Storage Bin with Transaction Code LS03N where the blocking reason and block indicator can be seen. You can find below screen where I highlighted the key fields

We have completed the blocking of Stock Removal for the Storage Bin A-0-1. Now we will do the testing to understand the use of blocking and how does it help business to stop picking or stock removal from specific Storage Bin

2. Testing:

As part of testing, I have taken a Storage Unit which belongs to the Storage Bin A-0-1. Now we will try to transfer the Storage Unit to other storage Bin. You can get the list of Storage units of the bin from standard SAP Reports like LX02/LX03

Display Storage Unit- T Code – LS27

Input Storage Unit and click enter to get the Storage Unit details. You can observe the storage type and bin on the screen.

Now we will test the process of creating Transfer order to move the Storage Unit 1000000036 from A-0-1 to any available storage bin to check the system behavior.

Create Transfer Order with Storage Unit: T Code- LT09

Go to the Transaction Code LT09 and input Storage Unit which needs to be moved along with movement type 999 as shown in below screenshot. After inputting the details, you need to click enter.

Once you click enter, system shows below screen. Check the source details like Plant, Storage Location, Storage Type and Bin etc. Then click on Create Transfer Order. If you want to transfer to specific storage bin, you can input otherwise system will fetch destination storage bin details based on Putaway Strategies.

Once you click on Create Transfer Order, system gives below error message as the source storage bin A-0-1 is blocked for stock removal.

I hope this document is helpful to understand the business requirement and respective solution. Until you unblock the storage bin, system won’t allow to remove/pick any stock from that storage bin.

Thanks for viewing the document. You can share with your network if you like the document and explanation.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Ganesh Padala

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