This document explains how you define the settings for the transportation management workflow.
Settings for transportation management are defined for the following areas:
The settings can be used:
The following tables are updated:
Settings in Customer Order Type and Dispatch Policy
The 'Dispatch policy' field must be filled in with a dispatch policy that contains the appropriate transportation management settings.
Number Series Settings
Loading Platform Settings
A loading platform is the place where the shipment is loaded. The code is used for sorting and selection in 'Delivery Toolbox. Open' (MWS410). You can also define rules for automatic connection between delivery and loading platform in 'Available Object Control Parameters. Open' (CMS016) and 'Loading Platform. Define Outbound' (MWS140).
Route, Route Departures, Unloading Places and Exceptions Settings
A route always has a place of loading and may have one or more places of unloading. Routes do not have to have unloading places. In that case, the route is called an open route.
The route's place of loading must match the place specified in 'Warehouse. Open' (MMS005). The route and route departure are retrieved by the system (connected to a CO line) via the settings on the F panel in 'CO Type. Update Field Selection' (OIS014) and on the E panel in 'Route Selection Table. Open' (DRS011).
Depending on your system calendar (CRS900) and the reception days at the customer (the customer's calendar), you can define route departure exceptions. There are two alternatives:
Route Selections Settings
The route selection setups determine rules for how the system should select routes when a customer order line is created (that is, a delivery is created).
Document Handling Settings
Delivery documents are either manually or automatically connected to a delivery and shipment. The documents are actually connected to the deliveries. Deliveries are connected to a shipment, which results in documents being indirectly connected to the shipment.