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More than one deliveries into a single handling unit


Hello,

We are a retail apparel company and use SAP to communicate delivery requirements for our stores. We would like the ability to consolidate our deliveries into a single handling unit. This will help reduce freight and will simplify our receiving process in our retail stores.

For example, many customers pre-order merchandise that will be received into our distribution center and then shipped to a Retail store for customer pickup. We would like to consolidate mutliple orders going to the same place so that they can be packed into a single box. Each customer request results in an order being created and the box that the order is packed in is the SAP handling unit. The issue we have is that if 10 customers request the same merchandise, it is easier to pack the 7 units into a single handling unit (i.e. box) than to pack 7 boxes.

I do realise that the handling unit table VEKP can hold only 1 delivery object (i.e. VPOBJKEY), however I'm hoping that someone can highlight possible options for us to simplify our shipping process.

thanks in advance

RJ

if we need to utilize shipments, is someone able to walk through what setup steps would be required.

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    Nov 01, 2015 at 09:18 PM

    This is not possible per SAP standard: an HU can be assigned to a single object (e.g. outbound delivery) at any given moment. See note 1799395:

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    This is the standard behaviour as a HU's can only be linked to one object and no more. Therefore it is not possible to assign the same HU to more than one delivery. "

    Yossi

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    Apr 18, 2014 at 04:57 PM

    You will need to use shipments as delivery level HU are unique to a specific delivery or allow order combination in the actual delvieries so the (same) customer orders are combined in one delivery. Use VT01N to create the shipments and VT02N to edit VT03N to display. Its all standard SAP, as far as settup steps - they will very depending on your buisness requirements but the functionality is there in standard "out of the box" SAP.

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    Apr 15, 2014 at 06:43 AM

    Dear RJ,

    You may use WAVE concept in WM in order to accomplish the requirement.

    A wave is group of deliveries that can be combined into one order based upon the customer number.

    For example: If you have 10 different orders from customer XYZ and you may consolidate the all sales orders in one single order and then create a WAVE for that.

    Thanks,

    Babu.

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    Apr 15, 2014 at 05:29 PM

    Hi Babu,

    We do not have issues waving multiple orders in our WMS and this works fine. The issue we have is that when the data flows back into our SAP ECC environment it fails because it cannot pack multiple deliveries into the same handling unit. We would like to pack SAP deliveries into a single handling unit.

    thanks

    RJ

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