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Bottle Deposit (Beverage industry)

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has implemented this, and also to review my solution.

In USA, 11 states recycle bottle/can containers and beverage companies typically collect 5 or 10 cents deposit if customer is not reseller. F&B Best practises does not have any solution, but my solution was simple:

Surcharge condition with access seq:

1. Shipto/Mat Price group (this is exception when shipto determines whether deposit should be collected, and not Sold to)

2. Country/Region/Cust Price group/Mat Price group

(Country and Region of Shipto, Soldto Customer price group = 01 if deposit is to be collected; Mat Price group = 01 if container is < 24oz and = 02 if container is >= 24 oz).

My client just collects deposit, they don't receive back empty containers. We would have custom report/query to report on deposits.

thanks a lot,


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    May 27, 2009 at 02:08 PM


    Providing there is no tax difference between price of goods and empties deposit your solution is ok. Otherwise you should consider using EA-CP (former IS-BEV) functionallity called Empties Management, but it is rather designed for returnable packaging, not one way.



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    • Former Member Former Member

      My case its almost same but we accept returns of those bottles, cans and return the money to customers at POS.

      do we need to use sap standard functionality for Empties Management ?, or is there any other way to handle it.

      Please suggest on this.


      Edited by: Ajay Kumar Minhas on Jul 6, 2010 9:16 PM