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Capitalization of Planned Freight Costs

We are facing an issue with our freight capitalization process and I would like to know if anyone has come up with alternative solutions for this process other than the standard SAP process. This is the scenario:

We have freight as a condition in the purchase order and when goods receipt is done, the freight is accrued.This is standard SAP practice. Our issue arises when it comes to comes to the invoice because we do not get freight charges from our material vendor 98% of the time. We have a 3rd party vendor that handles our freight and bills us separately. That being said, this freight vendor is not sending us a freight bill based on shipment or even purchase order, it is just one big invoice at the end of the month which we post as FI invoice. I know it's possible to have a 3rd party freight vendor but since we can't post a logistics invoice, it doesn't help.

So, the actual freight is not being posted against the purchase order and therefore not clearing off the PO. Secondly, we use material ledger so if we clear off the freight using MR11 or clearing it (zero it out) during the AP invoice for the material, the costs get posted as PPV and drops off the inventory value. This in turn means we are not capitalizing our freight costs. I realize we could leave the freight on the purchase order but then we have an exponentially growing GR/IR for freight which we also do not want.

I would welcome any alternative solutions or suggestions as to how others have handled capitalized freight.

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