Create Stock Location Zone in a Warehouse

This document explains how you create a stock location zone in a warehouse. Stock zones are used for grouping purposes and can be further divided into locations.


A stock zone with information about location calculation data is created.

The stock zone is used as a selection criterion for items to be counted and in the dispatch flow to control where the picking list should be printed.

The stock zone is also used when selecting locations and making stock transactions.

Stock zones are stored in the (MITARE) table.

Before you start

Follow these steps

  1. Start 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040).

  2. Choose option 1=Create and an ID for your stockzone.

  3. Fill in the panels you want to be displayed in the 'Panel sequence' field, for example E. Press Enter.

  4. On the E panel, fill in the Name field.

  5. On the same panel, fill in the Sorting field.

  6. In the Printer field, you fill in the printer on which the printout should be printed.

  7. Fill in your user name in the Responsible field.

  8. Among the remaining fields, fill in those that are relevant for your purposes. (If you want to know more about what the fields indicate, see the parameters).

  9. Press Enter and the B panel will be redisplayed.

Parameters to set

Program ID/Panel Field The field indicates …
(MMS040/E) Volume Calculation

…whether a volume calculation should be performed for the locations within the area at deliveries and receipts. This is used for stored goods that are appropriate for volume calculation. The valid alternatives are:



(MMS040/E) Weight check the weight check is used for this stockzone. The check function acts as a warning. The valid alternatives are:

0 = No check

1 = For each location and horizontal axis

2 = For each location and vertical axis

3 = For each location and both axes as well as stock zone check

(MMS040/E) Weight check from position

…how to define the maximum or minimum position for weight control per stock zone. The information is used to define the number of positions and where they are positioned in the location identity as the first part of the weight limitation identity.

This value is used to update valid weight controls by the current weight during stock movements.

For example, that a location is named (AF0302) means:

AF = shelf entrance

03 = horizontal axis

02 = vertical axis

(MMS040/E) Weight check to position See 'Weight check from position'.
(MMS040/E) Horizontal axis from position …the horizontal axis from position. The information is entered for each stock zone and is used to calculate weight stored on a defined horizontal axis for each weight limitation identity. Location identities must be logically constructed for positions so that the horizontal axis always is in the same position within the stock zone.
(MMS040/E) Horizontal axis to position See 'Horizontal axis from position'.
(MMS040/E) Container used for storage

…if, for each stock zone, a freight container must be entered upon put-away. The valid alternatives are:

0 = No


(MMS040/E) Vertical axis from position

…how to calculate weight stored on a defined vertical axis for each weight limitation identity. The vertical axis from and to position is entered for each stock zone.

Note that the location identities must be logically constructed for positions so that the vertical axis is always in the same position within the stock zone.

(MMS040/E) Vertical axis to position See 'Vertical axis from position'.
(MMS040/E) Sorting

....the sorting order on picking lists created by location movements entered manually. The valid alternatives are:

1 = By location

2 = By transportation flow stated on each location record in (MMS010)

Manual entry of location movement is performed by program (MMS175) moving a single balance ID to a new location, or (MMS180) moving all balance IDs from one location to a new location.

(MMS040/E) Filling rate calculation

…if the filling rate should be calculated at the locations within the zone for incoming/outgoing deliveries. The valid values are:

0 = No

1 = Yes

The calculation gives the current filling rate, which shows the percentage of the location's maximum quantity being used. The rate is calculated as the sum of the filling rate for each balance identity that is stored at the location. This field is only activated in Purchase Order Processing.

(MMS040/E) Two step put-away

…whether two-step put-away is activated. This activation occurs in two places in the stock zone, and in the goods receiving method or order type). Both these places must have this field active for two-step put-away. (For purchase orders, the activation is in goods receiving method. For manufacturing orders and DO/RO orders, it is in the respective order types). The valid alternatives are:


1= Yes

(MMS040/E) Printer

...which printer is to be used when printing picking lists for this stock zone. Enter a printer name or one of the following alternatives:

*SYSVAL = The printer to be used according to the system value.

*JOB = The printer associated with the job creating the printout.

Mandatory information.

(MMS040/E) Responsible ...the person responsible for updating the record information. Mandatory information.
(MMS040/E) Picking team

…a team ID. A picking team has several pickers, each defined as a user in (MNS150), and can be connected to a stock zone. In this way the picking team is connected to picking lists and put-away tasks created for that zone.

The picking team for picking lists can be changed in (MWS415), but only before the picking list is printed. The picking team for put-away tasks can be changed in (MWS460).

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