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Question on DG Packaging checks


The functionality for packaging code checks for DG is currently integrated with Handling Unit Management, and the packaging material proposal for a material typically happens at the time of outbound delivery for a material, as per standard SAP functionality.

We have a requirement where the goods are packaged for delivery immediately after production, so that at the time of delivery, they are only shipped out.

They are packaged as per regulatory requirements immediately after production, and the packaging checks have to be done right here at this stage to ensure the material is packed as per regulations.

Has anybody worked on such a scenario before? If yes, could you please share your insights on how this scenario can be handled in SAP?

Thank you for your time!



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    Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 03:17 AM

    Hi !

    I haven't worked in such scenario, but it might be possible in the following way,

    In DG check, we have to check the particular material is allowed to transport in the intended way & intended quantity to a region in a particular packaging. This is just the outline of logic.

    Using this we can do DG check in

    1.Sales documents

    2.Shipping documents

    3.Shipment documents.

    In you case, the logic is that, during the production of the material itself, DG checks for the mode of transport, country, & quantity has to be checked. that means before the production is started, the customer finalise the exact material quantity, mode of transport, transit route..?

    In that case, you can implement DG checks in Sales documents like,

    so that, DG check is already done for the DG material to be delivered. once the material is produced. Once delivery or shipment is created, you print required DG documents

    Hope this helps a little,


    Subash Sankar

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    • Hi Sruthi

      Product Release Functionality process supports the DG Business process about standard packaging as per UN Regulations. If you set Product Release indicator for Transport in DGM.

      The data for product release is available in the dangerous goods master on the Product Release tab page.

      In Further stage in Logistics (While releasing Sales order or Purchase order) the system simply check this indicator.

      Few Advantages of Product Release in DG Master


      • You can select packagings for materials that are subject to dangerous goods regulations on the basis of packing instructions for UN-listed substances.

      • You can select relevant dangerous goods regulations that allow the packaging.

      • You can select the indicators for transport for the respective dangerous goods regulations.

      • You can save the actual packaging data in the dangerous goods master with additional information, such as packing instructions and description of packaging.

      • You can run dangerous goods checks based on the RELEASED (Product Is Released) indicator for transport in sales, shipping, and shipment.