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Alternative options for proof of delivery in SAP


We have a busines  requirement  for the possibilities of getting the delivery information from one of our distributors to the final customers in SAP without the usage of SAP standard proof of delivery, has anyone configured any alternative scenario? We have tried to advise the distributor that SAP standard POD will be the safer process to adopt but they want to consider another process

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    Aug 28, 2014 at 08:26 AM

    Dear Mark Ojo

    We have tried to advise the distributor that SAP standard POD will be the safer process to adopt but they want to consider another process

    please check this Our Dear Mentor M.R MozzaM Ali explained step by step .. may be helpful please check it

    Proof of delivery (POD) before and after invoice

    Thanks a lot 😊

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    • Former Member

      Let me re-phrase what i have added, my company do not use the POD functionality and we dont have any intention of doing so, but our distributor requires this information in SAP for delivery to our final customer, different scenario

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    Aug 29, 2014 at 06:53 AM

    Hi Guys,

    Got a couple of things mixed up and i hope to clarify this now, we are a pharmaceutical company, in our German / Austrian office, we intend to use a distributor to handle shipment of some products to our final customers e.g hospitals, clinics, pharmacy shops as we have some products which should be temparature controlled and this logisitcs company offers the best solution for our requirements.

    As far as SAP is concerned and the requirement we have now received, when the goods are ready for shipment, we will do this via EDI to the distributor who will handle the delivery to the customers, the business want to be able to measure the accuracy of the delivery ( sort of POD or IOD) for KPI, management reasons, agreed lead times, we need to be able to capture this within SAP, we do not use the POD functionality in SAP

    We now have to map the distributor EDI interface into our interface and we have now received some information regarding this

    we plan to use a field in SAP LIKP-LIFEX (External delivery number) this will be the distributor number

    What i am confused about is how we can measure these KPIs with regards to agreed lead times without the use of POD functionality

    hope this is a bit clear


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    • Former Member Typewriter TW

      HI Typewriter,

      I have already asked the business for this information, where they expect to see the updates from the carrier, since it was finance that made this requirement, i was actually thinking about a new tab in the delivery document which will require an ABAP colleague,since what we are trying to achieve without the full POD functionality is not SAP standard

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    Aug 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    To make our business requirement as clear as possible, our distributor needs to be able to send delivery information to the final customer without the use of POD, proof of delivery

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    • Former Member Lakshmipathi Ganesan


      Hi Lakshmipathi,

      That is the process how we do trade with this customer today via a distributor, they have sent some information of their EDI interface which we hope to map into SAP to achieve this, all without the POD functionality in SAP, has anyone had to implement a similar requirement at their clients?

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Hi

    For POD Venu has already shared a document in which I have explained that how we can enter just POD date directly in invoice without using standard POD and I hope you have gone through that document.

    From your post I feel like you are talking about secondary sales. Comapny invoices the material to dealer/distributor and they sell the material to end customer. Your company wants to capture the secondary sale. Am I right? If this is the requirement then there is no any standard functionality in SAP and you have to go for ABAP development. Search for the text secondary sales in SAP SD.

    Thank$

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  • Aug 28, 2014 at 06:21 PM

    Mark, as already pointed out, you might want to clarify your requirements. Not sure how anyone could answer whether they've implemented something similar to what is still unclear several posts later.

    As also pointed out, many things can be achieved with output in SAP, but it'd be your role to convert the business requirements into the SAP terms. I find it always leads to a more productive discussion when OP posts the specific options being explored. Surely you must already have at least some ideas at this point, so why not share them to benefit the discussion?

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    Sep 23, 2014 at 04:04 PM

    We have now reached a brickwall in the project, the carriers were supposed to send POD messages using xml structures, now they do not have this facility, they only have excel files in CSV format, now the question that was brought up at a meeting was is there any possibility of uploading excel files of this delivery information,( i.e delivery number, date of delivery, time of delivery and consignee) into the delivery document, they will send these files daily, so if anyone has pointers, will be well appreciated

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