Subinventories are unique physical or logical separations of material inventory, such as raw inventory, finished goods, or defective material. All material within an organization resides in a subinventory. There are two types of subinventories within Warehouse Management, storage and receiving.
Storage subinventories are intermediate or final put away locations for material. Material that resides in a storage subinventory appears in on hand quantity, and is tracked by the system. The system can book orders against, and use manufacturing processes on material that resides in a storage subinventory. You must define at least one storage subinventory for your implementation.
Optionally, you can create receiving subinventories to track material in the receiving area. You use receiving subinventories when you want to track the material as soon as it enters the warehouse before an operator puts it away. Receiving subinventories enable managers to see where the material resides as soon as it enters the warehouse. Material located in a receiving subinventory does not appear in on hand quantity, and the system cannot reserve the material.
An operator can also only specify a receiving subinventory if they are using a mobile device to receive the material.
Note: Operators cannot transfer material from a storage subinventory to a receiving subinventory.
All material within an organization is held in a subinventory therefore, you must define at least one subinventory.
Table : MTL_SECONDARY_INVENTORIES