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Shipping instruction and lead time options

We have been asked to do the following in SAP to assist in the creation of purchase orders we send to external vendors.

Store somewhere in SAP multiple potential combinations of shipping instructions and their assciated lead times for a given material + vendor + plant combination to assist in planning when to generate purchase orders and what values (ship instruction and delivery time) to put on those purchase orders.

For example if we want to order material A from vendor 1 for plant X we would like to store the following information to be referenced when creating the PO to assist in decision making (help us time when to release the PO to the vendor)

ship by land = 24 day delivery time

ship by sea = 20 day delivery time

ship by air = 12 day delivery time

As far as I can tell, within the standard procurement objects which store this type of data such as MM, Vendor, OA, and Info Record there is no way to track this data for more than one option (e.g. one shipping instruction and one lead time only). I have no experience in SAP's transportation area but my impression from browsing through the documentation and config is that it is complex to maintain and really appears to be geared towards handling sales order shipping and interplant transfers.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer


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  • Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:01 PM

    based on the shipping condition you have to choose a proper route. and the route has the transit time within.

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