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How can Order Promise Dates align with Consolidated Shipment Schedules?

We have currently taken on a new process in our Distribution Centers. We are now shipping once weekly to international subsidiaries instead of everyday. We accept orders from our subsidiaries on a daily basis but only generate order deliveries and ship one time per week. Is there a method to align the order request date / promise date to match the one time per week shipment date? We measure ourselves on delivery to customer request date and our promise date. Appreciate any guidance on this topic.

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  • Apr 04, 2018 at 02:56 PM

    align the order request date / promise date

    Not clear what do you mean by request date here !!!

    Assuming the process is Make-To-Stock scenario, normally, while creating sale order whatever the date you key in as Requested Delivery Date is the date on which, the goods should reach the Ship-To and I presume, this is what you meant by "request date", and based on your ATP and other settings like Production Planning Lead Time, Route transit time etc., system would confirm the stock for a date. You can consider the confirmed date as promise date.

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    Apr 17, 2018 at 02:17 PM

    Thank you for your answer. I do understand what you describe and that is the way we normally operate. Recently though on International orders, we only pull, for example, our Europe orders 1x per week, lets say for example on Mondays. Is there a way to have SAP automatically promise orders to ship on the next available Monday, such that correct ship dates are provided? We've been researching "route schedules" as a possible solution but not sure. Looking for any and all solutions to this...Thanks.

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