Settings for Distribution Orders

This settings document explains the distribution order settings.


The basic settings for running a distribution order are specified.

Distribution orders are used for movement between warehouses.

Before you start

The conditions in Basic Settings for Requisition and Distribution Order must be fulfilled.

Follow these steps

Settings for item/warehouse (MMS002)

  1. Open 'Item. Connect Warehouse' (MMS002/E). The following fields and values are important for the supplying warehouse:

    • 'Acquisition code' is set to 1 or 2.
    • 'Planning method' depends on whether an MRP run or reorder point planned per item/warehouse should trigger the demand. It can also be an order-driven demand. This means that distribution orders are only triggered, created and released by a requiring order.
    • 'Master scheduled' is set to 1.
  2. The following fields and values are important for the supplied (sales) warehouse:

    • 'Acquisition code' is set to 3.
    • 'Planning method' is set to 1.
    • 'Master scheduled' is set to 1.
    • 'Order type': stock transaction type 51. In (CRS200), this is user-defined.
    • 'Supplying warehouse': the supplying (production) warehouse.
  3. Open the (MMS002/G) panel for the supplied warehouse. The 'Distribution/Supplier calendar check' field controls what will happen with demands that do not have a due date according to the shipment calendar. Refer to 'Warehouse. Update Distribution Days' (DPS002). The following alternatives are valid:

    0 = Distribution calendar is not used.

    1 = Delivery date is determined according to backward scheduling.

    2 = Delivery date is determined according to forward scheduling.

    3 = Delivery date is determined to the closest date.

  4. The 'Distribution group' field is used to group similar items that are distributed to the same warehouse. Distribution groups are defined in 'Distribution Group. Open' (CRS107).

    Warehouse (MMS005)

  5. Open 'Warehouse. Open' (MMS005/F) for the supplied (sales) warehouse. Fill in the 'To locations' field, where you can define a default location to suggest as the receiving location during the distribution order entry flow.

    Stock zone (MMS040)

  6. In 'Stock Zone. Open' (MMS040/E), fill in the 'No put-away label' field with 'No' or 'Yes' depending on whether you want a put-away label be printed for the stock zone in question.

    Distribution relations (DPS001)

  7. If distribution requirement planning (DRP) is to be used, then the 'Planning method' field is set to 1, 2 or 3 on the (MMS002/E panel). Then a relation between the supplying and the receiving warehouse must be defined.

  8. If an item is distributed from several warehouses, a distribution group and/or item can define the relative share from each respective warehouse. This is done in 'Distribution Relation. Open' (DPS001).

  9. Open (DPS001). The 'Relation type' field indicates the defined relation as follows:

    1 = Distribution between two warehouses. When this relation is created, the 'Group identity' field is left blank.

    2 = The relation is maintained by the distribution group (entered in (MMS002/G)). The 'Group identity' field is filled in by default.

    3 = The relation is maintained per item number and warehouse. This relation is, in fact, an exception within the distribution group. This relation is only valid when it is allowed by the exception on the (CRS107/E) panel.

  10. For each relation, it is possible to maintain transport times and a distribution calendar. If a calendar should be used, the 'Distribution/Supplying calendar' field must be set to 1, 2, or 3 on the (MMS002/G) panel.

    Note: Distribution group and unique distribution relations are only allowed if the items have multiple supply activated on the (MMS002/G) panel.

    Distribution relations Type 1 (DPS001/E)

  11. Open the (DPS001/E) panel. The 'Transportation time' field defines the transportation time between two warehouses in days. The number of transportation days is considered when calculating the available date for the receiving warehouse.

    • The 'Transportation hours' field is for information only. The 'Documents needs' field indicates whether documents are used in the distribution flow and how they will be created.
    • The 'Forward agent' field indicates the transport firm, if used. The 'Delivery method' field indicates the transportation method. It is defined in (CRS070).
    • The 'Delivery term' field indicates when the responsibility for a delivery is transferred from the supplier to the customer (receiving warehouse). It is defined in (CRS065).
    • The 'Weight capacity', 'Volume capacity' and 'Container capacity' fields indicate average values that could be sent each day between two warehouses.
    • If a distribution calendar is used, the permitted days of delivery are entered in the 'Permitted delivery days' fields. These days will be default delivery dates when the distribution calendar is created in (DPS002). Creation is done via function key F14.
    • The 'Individual distribution calendar' field indicates whether a distribution calendar exists.

    Distribution relation types 2 and 3 (DPS001/E)

  12. Open the (DPS001/E) panel. The 'Relative share' field indicates what share of the requested quantity is scheduled to be supplied from the specified warehouse.

    Distribution days (DPS002)

  13. Open 'Warehouse. Update Distribution Days' (DPS002), which is started via option 11 on the (DPS001/B) panel or when function key F14 on the (DPS001/E) panel is used to create a distribution calendar.

    The table on the B panel displays all defined distribution days between two warehouses. These days are either entered manually or generated according to the valid delivery days set on the (DPS001/E) panel. Exceptions can be made by adding or deleting existing dates.

    Distribution order types (CRS200)

  14. Distribution order type(s) are set in 'Req/Distr Order Type. Open' (CRS200). Refer to Basic Settings for Requisition and Distribution Order.

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