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What is SAP standard solution for storing UPS, FEDex etc tracking numbers on deliveries? Which field, tables etc.

I have been looking through the forum and see that some people interface parcel tracking tab in the header of the outbound delivery for storing tracking Numbers, If i used the parcel delivery tab is there special configuration for this? i want to know a standard way of storing tracking numbers for outbound deliveries and where exactly on the delivery is it( what field?) - and what tables will be updated with this information

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    Feb 05, 2016 at 07:20 PM

    Hi Joey,

    Indeed, extra configuration is needed to use the express delivery tabs. Please review this link:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp60_sp/helpdata/en/a7/1cbf53d25ab64ce10000000a174cb4/content.htm

    Besides this, if you want to track you delivery, functionality is available for it in the shipping documents. For this you need to implement transportation in ECC (partly).

    Good luck with finding out how it works.

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    Feb 19, 2016 at 06:35 PM

    Hello Joey,

    There are lot of ways of mapping such tracking numbers into SAP delivery document. If you want to store Bill Of Lading Number, then you can directly use the LIKP-BOLNR for that purpose. But that's one tracking number per delivery.

    In case if you have carton tracking numbers, then you have to store those in the carton level (Packing HU level). In one of my previous projects, I had to store the warehouse tracking numbers at the time of pick (coming via pick / pack interface) and then also to store the carrier tracking numbers (UPS / FedEx). Carrier tracking numbers came at the time of PGI. We had 2 different interfaces for pick/pack and PGI.

    In that case, this is how I mapped it in to HU.

    When the pick / pack came in, the warehouse tracking numbers were stores in the HU "Driver" field in the "Means of Transport data" tab.

    When the PGI came in, the carrier tracking numbers were stored under the field called "Alt. Driver" field. We renamed those 2 field labels to match the business meaning.

    It's all about how you want to map SAP fields in to your requirement.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks much.

    Regards,

    Simon

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      Thanks for the reply Simon. We currently store our tracking numbers that way. We wanted to see if we can try to leverage the use of the parcel tracking tab in the delivery header without XSI. We'll probably just stick to the solution of storing the tracking numbers at the packing level since we wont be using SAP to ship but a third party WMS to interface for the tracking numbers.

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    Feb 05, 2016 at 03:19 PM

    Check LIKP - BOLNR field (Bill of Lading) field. This field is editable even after the PGI is done.

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      Hi Vinu,

      This will not work because we will need to store multiple tracking numbers within a delivery

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    Feb 05, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Thank you for the link, what exactly in transportation do i need to configure in order to track the delivery via fedex ups tracking number? i originally have an MM background so new to the shipping & transportation realm of things

    s

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    Feb 11, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Hi Joey,

    Sorry for the late reply. If I were you, I would first look for the documentation about express deliveries. I think it should cover most of your needs. For transportation, you will need to do settings on routes, route determination, shipment documents etc. From the overview you sent, you only have to do the general settings and the settings for shipment documents. Pricing you will not need for now (or do you want to process the invoices automatically as well?). You will find a lot of info on this in the help files and on SCN.

    Good luck!

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  • Feb 19, 2016 at 05:50 PM

    SAP seems to be actively pushing Transportation Management module (which is pretty cool, by the way), so why would they update good old SD they can't get more money for.

    We use BOL field mentioned above, but we don't need multiple tracking numbers for the same delivery. Other than what's already mentioned here I seriously doubt you'll find an "out of the box" solution in standard SAP SD.

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