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Jan 22, 2019 at 03:17 PM

How Ensure Stock Transfers Ship Full Truckload


My organization recently created a few stock transfer orders to move finished goods from one of our warehouses to another. The destination warehouse is near capacity so we divided the goods we needed to ship into orders by the truckload. The goal was to stagger the truckloads to control the number of goods going to our near-capacity warehouse. We pushed out the delivery dates and reached out to the origin warehouse asking them not to ship. They confirmed that they wouldn't ship.

Now, a week later, everything has shipped. Not only has everything shipped, but the system logic in SAP shipped the orders using LTL's instead of full truckloads. The lines on all PO's were split 2-3 times over the course of 3 days. We want to know how we can avoid this in the future? Our biggest focus right now is how to avoid shipping goods via LTL when we want to use a full truckload.

Here is what we have been able to figure out so far. It looks as though the routine had run before we pushed out the delivery dates on the orders. This to us explains 1 of the 2 to 3 delivery notes for each line shipping early. Wouldn't the system use the updated delivery date when it ran its routine the next day for the remainder of what was open on the orders? Before entering the orders we confirmed that we had enough available stock to cover the orders. Why did the system split the deliveries, to begin with? We want to prevent this from happening in the future as much as possible.

Please let me know if you need any more information in order to help!