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Multiple Shipping Point in One Plant

Hello.

How to decide if we create another shipping point or not.

We have two warehouses, located far from each other.

The design is to have just one plant, and create two storage locations.

Should I make two shipping points for each warehouse and assign to just one plant?

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    Former Member
    Jul 05, 2008 at 02:56 PM

    Dear Deriada Gemma

    Shipping point requirement is based on physical locations from which shipment is done, in case you are using Logistic execution then based on shipping point shippings will be done.

    If you have two wh and want to create seperate deliveries for both wh use two seperate shipping points

    you can automatically determine based on plant, loading group and shipping condtion.

    from help you will find few other reason for which seperate shipping point decision can be made

    list list, printing ...etc

    Define, copy, delete, check shipping point

    In this step, you define the shipping points in your company or edit

    shipping points that already exist. In order to adapt the functional

    scope of a shipping point to the organization in your company, you

    should process the following check list:

    o The shipping point is the top level in the organization for

    shipping.

    o A shipping point can be allocated to several plants.

    o A shipping point can be divided into several loading points.

    o A delivery is always initiated from exactly one shipping point.

    Thus, all items of a delivery belong to one shipping point. Groups

    of deliveries also belong to exactly one shipping point.

    o You can influence delivery scheduling via allocation to departure

    zones.

    o The shipping point can be proposed automatically during order

    processing depending on the plant, loading group and shipping

    condition.

    o A shipping point has an address.

    o The shipping point is used as a selection criterion for lists of

    deliveries and the work list deliveries.

    o The shipping point is used as a selection criterion for processing

    deliveries like printing, picking or goods issue.

    o You can determine the printer destination for messages differently

    for every shipping point on account of shipping documents.

    Regards

    Jitesh

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  • Jul 05, 2008 at 04:17 PM

    Dear Deriada

    Apart from the suggestions already given, you can also consider seperate shipping points one each, if the two warehouse activities are for domestic and exports. One for domestic and one for exports which means, for one plant, you would be having two shipping points.

    I feel instead of two storage locations, you can go for two shipping points per plant as explained above.

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Jul 05, 2008 at 03:10 PM

    The previous response details the consideration of shipping points.

    I want to add some major focus to determine multiple shipping

    1) Different groups working on the shipping activities - For eg shipping bulk products is dealt by a group and packaged product dealt by a different group.

    2) Different docks have different working time/calenders - For Eg Truck shipments work 5day week and Rail work 7 day week.

    points:

    3) Different delivery address on the shipping paper work

    4) Printing criteria

    5) Different product line being shipped from different docks and hence require different logo/address etc on the paper work.

    The sequence above is by importance of the isssue.

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  • Jul 05, 2008 at 10:51 PM

    Both of your designs are workable but I would opt for latter i.e.create 2 shipping points and assign to the plant.

    The reason is the distance between the two storage locations are far and having two shipping point allows greater visibility in the system and in the plant for material movements.

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    Jul 06, 2008 at 03:26 AM

    Thank you all for your inputs...

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