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Create Outbound Delivery for Invoicing Purposes Only, No Goods Movement

Hello All,

We have a unique scenario for 3rd party sales. The customer sends us a order, we create a purchase order to the supplier, who tships the product to the customer. No problem so far. The supplier sends an ASN in which applicable freight charges are added. This is not standard and an enhancement we were required to make.

In order to pass this freight charge along, I was thinking that we could create an outbound delivery based on the inbound delivery for invoicing purposes only, no goods movement. Can this be done without heavy modifications?

Fir me, if this could be done then, the customer is properly invoiced for the product and the applicable freight charges, allows for partial shipments, handle credit memo topics, etc. At least that the thought.

Is this possible? if so, how?

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    Posted on Feb 15, 2019 at 05:22 AM

    Couple of options are there to achieve

    1) You can activate Shipment Process through which, this freight can be captured in SAP

    2) You can use item category TAX to create delivery which will not have an impact in inventory

    3) Freight charges can also be copied directly into billing

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  • Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 02:39 PM


    Please check using a schedule line type with no stock movement associated to it.


    Maximiliano Isoba.

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    • Hello Maximiliano,

      I am not an SD Export. I support GTS. However, with the scenario I shared above, my colleagues from the SD-side want to create lines items for freight, which cannot be supported in GTS. So, I am trying to find alternate solutions.

      With that said, a guess the schedule line is on the sales order, right? Can you invoice a schedule line? or do you create an outbound delivery from this scheudle line?

      Again, I am no SD Export and I apologize for all the questions.

  • Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 03:21 PM

    Hi Dean,

    I was re-reading the question since I focused only in the inbound delivery not having a stock movement.

    I suppose someone will have to look further into the operation/process.

    About creating a outbound delivery without stock movement:

    Broadly speaking, you create delivery and billing documents for item lines (if they are relevant for that operations and copy controls are set - this is Customizing-).

    In a Sales Order, within the item line you have the schedules lines which define in what date what quantity of goods will be "available to promise" (ATP) depending on the availability of those goods. For example, you have an item line of 10 units of material A but 2 schedule lines: 5 units are available today but the other 5 units would be available next week.

    In customizing, the schedule lines are linked to a stock movement type.

    For example, movement '601' is the standard stock movement for decreasing stock by sales.

    What I said above was to create or use a schedule line with no stock movement associated to it.

    Then someone will have to customize the determination of that schedule line.

    But then, you could also create a sales order with a DIEN type material (no delivery involved) to charge your customer the freight. As I understand, you do not need to create a delivery because you only want to charge the freight value to your customer.

    You can also update a pricing condition in the original sales order/delivery document to reflect that freight charge there, or to create a shipment cost document (T.-CODE VI01) is a shipment is created also in your SAP system.


    Maximiliano Isoba.

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