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Aug 04, 2008 at 04:40 PM

Inbound 856 (ASN) Processing Options in SAP?


Hello experts,

I have few questions on EDI 856 inbound. I would like to understand the processing options in SAP for inbound ASNs. Here is the scenario followed by questions:

Scenario / Background


We are on SAP R/3 Enterprise.

My client gets an ASN from distributors with items from multiple purchase orders.

The physical goods are directly shipped to customers.

Client crates inbound deliveries (one for each PO) and posts goods receiptz (one for each PO...of course).

Client is also looking at the possibility of creating GR without create inbound deliveries.

Client wants to avoid any custom development work.



1. What message type, Idoc type & process code I can use?

2. Does the message type we choose create inbound deliveries as well as goods receipts? If not, what are my options to process inbound deliveries and goods receipts?

3. Is there a way I can process GR withouth creating inbound deliveries?

Any help would be appreciated and awarded? Thanks in advance!