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Mar 26, 2009 at 01:14 PM

Shipment Costing: using actual (scale) weights instead of calculated weight

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We weigh our pallets just prior to shipping. Sometimes the actual pallet weight (which we will record in the Handling Unit Total Weight field) differs from the calculated weights in the shipment (that, of course, originate from the values in the material master).

The real issue: try as we might our material master weight values are just not 100% accurate. Let's just say that we have a 10% variance.

We are doing shipment costing in an LTL environment. Costing is at the delivery item level in order to properly rate the shipment according to NMFC class.

The question: is there any way to get SAP to look at the Total Weight value in the Handling Unit (which will be the actual measured weight) & do the freight rating using this value? I realize that there is an inherent flaw in this approach since we need to calculate shipment cost by NMFC class (delivery item level) and the Handling Unit can and will contain multiple delivery items.

But I'm curious as to whether anyone else has had a similar problem.

Thanks!

Mac McLarin