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S/4HANA Cloud 1908 - TM questions

Hello SAP Community,

We have a requirement at my Customer to use S/4HANA Cloud TM and I have been checking the following standard scenario (3EP-Order-based Transportation Consolidation)

After reading the test scenario document, I have some questions and remarks.

The start of the flow is the creation of a sales order. Then, at header level, the shipping conditions "TM - Order based" must be selected to trigger the appearance of the TM Status tab in the Sales order Overview. In that tab, you can select the sales order reference, press the document flow button and see the freight units items that are linked to the sales order

So as the TM tab appears only if we select the shipping condition "TM - Order based", I see a big limitation in the route and route schedule determination. It means that the route will alays need to be updated manually at sales order item level for each item. is it the way to go?

Also, we do not have the possibility to test Freight orders by manually creating them in the system. According to the 3EP scenario, the freight order is created in the decentratlized TM but I think it would be handy to be able to create Freight orders directly. Is manual creation of freight orders foreseen? Also what is the freight order document type?

Also, as I read in another post, we are missing HU information in the outbound delivery in S/4HANA Cloud (packing icon and functionality unavailable). Does this mean that we have to use S4HANA Cloud TM functionalities without HU during the process? To me, there is a flaw due to the missing HUs as the weights and dimensions coming from material masster data is not in sync with the real packaged weight of a material at transportation. Will SAP activate HU functionalities in Outbound delivery level as it is the case on-premise?

Thanks for your feedback


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    Posted on Oct 02, 2019 at 07:24 AM

    Hi Philippe,

    currently the Scope Item 3EP is an integration to an Transportation Management System.Therefor the Transportation Planning and consolidation completely happens in TM System and not S4HC. Only the results(Freight Orders) is transferred back to S4HC.

    For information on future functionality please refer to the offical S/4HANA Cloud Roadmap.

    Handling Units are currently only available in Cloud WM.

    In case of questions, please fell free to reply to this post.

    Best regards,


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  • Posted on Sep 03, 2019 at 03:25 AM

    Hello Philippe,

    Im currently trying to find colleagues ,resouces to answers to your questions .

    I let you know when i have more information



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  • Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Hello Philippe

    I contacted the owner of the scope item 3EP about your questions but didnt get any response unfortunately . if i receive anything i will let you know

    Best Regards


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  • Posted on Oct 31, 2019 at 03:17 AM

    The 3EP scope item is only available to have the API create freight orders in Hana S/4 in release 1911 you will not be required to use the API from an external system to Hana S/4. That functionality should be in your test box in a couple weeks. The best practice will be updated I think this weekend. Handling units are not available in the cloud yet specifically for IM deliveries or freight orders that is coming in the future. You can configure in the manage your solution shipping conditions that trigger the freight unit creation which does not need to be the standard delivered. Furthermore the packing option in the cloud for IM deliveries is coming soon as well as packing proposals

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