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How to define routes for freight cost calculation


in our company we plan to use LE-TRA Transport with Freight costs calculation. To use Transport it is a must to maintain routes in all sales orders/deliveries. Currently we do not use it and now we have the challenge to define routes and later due to freight costs calculation Stages. There are different solutions for routes. In some other companys we have only routes dependent on the Transit duration, but that's all. They don't use stages and they don't use freight cost calculation in SAP.

As I know routes should describe geographical locations (The way location A till location B). Based on the route we have a defined stage with a distance, shipping type.... That would mean for a company: They need to analyse all delivery channels with different forwarding agents and so on. Is that possible when the forwarding agent is responsible for scheduling? That means for a company with customer around the world thousands of routes?

Alternatively it is possible to create stages in the transport documents. Is that more recommendable? It would be nice, when someone could post his experience with that topic.

Thank you,


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  • Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 03:28 PM


    pls follow the steps in link below>:



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      Hi Luis,

      thank you for the response. My problem is not the technical view. I know how to create the routes and what kind of information I need. The problem is to unterstand how this concept can operate in practise in a company with many different customer.

      The following site describes the concept of routes in SAP:

      A company with many delivery plants and customer around the world needs to forward all delivery channels they have to us, A route describes an area and includes stages with location A and B. The stages are assigned to a forwarding agend. Based on that information I can start a freigt cost calculation. The structure of stages and routes also depends on the situation how many different forwarding agents are involved in a delivery process.

      In my opinion it is really a big effort to find a reliable solution for the amount of routes and stages. I am thinking about to use the solution to create the stage manually in the transport document and to use the routes to describe the transit time.


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