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Combining intercompany Deliveries and Purchase Orders into single/multiple shipments

Hi Experts!!

My client has a requirements to combine deliveries and purchase orders into single/multiple shipment and goods receipt in receiving plant accordingly.

We have a store (plant) who can order from another plant (distribution Center) and Vendor. These orders are delivered to ordering plant via terminal (another distribution center/Plant) i.e. products are re-shuffled and shipped in different HU.

1. Plant A (store) raises inter company order on plant B (distribution Center).

2. Pant A raises purchase order on Vendor.

3. Plant B and Vendor delivers products in plant C (Terminal).

4. Plant C re-shuffles products and prepares two different handling unit packages and ships to plant A.

5. Plant A is supposed to book goods receipt as per consignment sent by plant C against original orders.

Can you please let me know how can I achieve this in SAP?

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  • Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 09:42 PM

    In standard ERP you plan deliveries onto shipments - are you using an optimizer such as Ortec TLO that supports transportation planning with purchase orders? If yes, then probably SAP SD forum is not the most suitable place to ask for assistance on transportation planning topics.

    In case you actually meant deliveries: please put an effort to formulate point 1-5 using the precise SAP terminology - such as sales order, purchase order, outbound delivery, inbound delivery, shipment, special stock, invoice, legal implications.

    After you manage to re-phrase the user's requirement, you will at least have a starting point to perform searches in the forum and even figure out the best design on your own.

    In addition - you increase the chances to receive higher quality of responses if you explain in your post what you have tried so far and with which specific part of the requirement you need assistance.

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    • 1. I buy 10 packs of sugar (A1, A2, ...A10) to make rakia.

      2. I go to a second store and buy 5 more packs (B1, B2,... B5)

      2. I stop at another store, buy a box and pour the sugar in it.

      3. I get home and open the box - there will be no packs, just sugar (what was I thinking when I tore the packages).

      I can take 15 paper bags (C1, C2....C10) and pour the sugar from the box into them, but they will not be the same 15 packs of sugar that I bought. I can only tell that the sugar from C1 originates from any combination of A1... A10 and B1...B5.

      This is the most traceability that you can get with repacking for the same material from two different sources and it is possible only if you force the picker to specify the correct unit from which he takes products to build the new pallet- I do not know if this can be acceptable by the business, because in case of any quality issue you will not know to whom to raise the complaint (which defeats one of the most common reasons to use the functionality).

      In case the materials from the two sources are different then the most traceability is per quantity delivered between plant C and plant A. As we will know that the delivery between C and A is preceded by an inbound/and outbound from B to C, we can also get the list of SSCCs sent by plant C.


      If by consolidated shipment you meant collective shipment (please correct me if I am wrong), they are still classified as either outbound or inbound, so you cannot plan both inbound and outbound deliveries together (at least not in standard).

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