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Maintain Route Determination

In this activity, you can set the route determination per country of departure/departure zone and country of destination/receiving zone in the sales order or delivery.

In the sales order, the route determination is dependent upon the following factors:

  • Country of departure/departure zone
  • Country of destination/receiving zone
  • Shipping conditions
  • Transportation group

The above list plus the weight group factor make up the factors relevant for determining the delivery route determination.

To maintain new combinations of departure countries/zones and destination countries/zones, you can:

  • Enter countries and zones into the table manually by choosing New entries.
  • Select all possible combinations for a shipping point and a particular destination country, for example, by choosing New entries and then Enter further combinations. Simply enter the desired shipping point and destination country in the dialog box and choose All combinations . The departure zone and all destination zones defined for the shipping point and destination country you specified then appear automatically. If you only specify the shipping point, all destination zones appear for all countries in the table.

In the screen displaying departure countries/zones assigned to destination countries/zones, you can position the cursor on a shipping point, departure country, departure zone, customer, destination country or destination zone. The system then goes to the line corresponding to the cursor position (shipping point 001, for example). If the desired entry does not exist, the system goes to the next table entry and displays a message to this effect.

To set the route determination in the order, choose Route determination without weight group (order) for each combination of departure country/zone and destination country/zone. For delivery route determination, choose Route determination with weight group (delivery). Then enter a route for a combination of influencing factors (shipping conditions, transport group and weight group, where necessary).

There are various ways to enter routes:

  • Choose New entries to manually enter combinations of influencing factors with the desired route.
  • Choose New entries and then Enter further combinations to display all influencing factors that do not yet have a corresponding route maintained for them. You can then enter the routes that you would like to add and choose Delete init. routes . This action transfers only maintained entries into the table. In other words, entries with no route maintained (those whose route field is blank), are not transferred.

You can only maintain generic entries during route determination in a delivery. This means you can enter a route for a line in which you have neither shipping condition nor transportation group or in which you have only one shipping condition and no transportation group.

Enter a proposed route for determination in the order and an actual route for determination in the delivery. You can control which routes given in the delivery (actual routes) may overwrite the routes given in the order (proposed routes) in activity Define allowed actual route by proposed route .

The entries are displayed in such a way that a line only contains an entry when that entry differs from the previous one, resulting in a clear, easily comprehensible arrangement of information. For example, you can easily identify all the entries for shipping condition 01 (As Soon As Possible) because all the lines under that entry are blank until you come to the next shipping condition, 02 (Standard).

Further Notes

The Customer exit 0VRF001 is also provided to assist you in developing an individual route determination or modifying the existing route determination.