Transfer Requirement & Transfer Order | SAP WM
By differentiating between the planning and execution of a goods movement, you can recognize immediately whether a goods movement needs to be still executed (transfer requirement is open), is currently being executed (transfer order is created) or is completed (transfer order is confirmed). On the one hand, transfer requirements are used to pass on information on goods movements that are posted in Inventory Management (MM-IM) to the Warehouse Management System (WMS). You can, however, also use transfer requirements for the following purposes: 1) To initiate goods movements in WMS, 2) To initiate material replenishment for production storage bins in the production supply areas using the Production Planning (PP) component, 3) To call up transfer requirement reports in order to get an overview of all pending goods movements.
Based on existing transfer requirements, SAP WM creates transfer orders, which, in turn, serve to execute the physical goods movements in the warehouse. The system updates the transfer requirement: 1) When you create, confirm or cancel a transfer order, 2) When you cancel a goods receipt or goods issue posting in Inventory Management (MM-IM) before the respective transfer order was generated in the Warehouse Management System (WMS).
A transfer requirement consists of a transfer requirement header with general information and one or several transfer requirements items with material information. The transfer requirement contains all the necessary information on a planned goods movement.