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Automatic Packaging Item Generation in Inbound Deliveries

With this feature, the system can automatically generate packaging items for inbound deliveries and post goods receipt for them. This makes it easier to handle returnable packaging. The automatically created packaging items work in the same way as manually created ones.

Technical Details

Type

New

Functional Localization

Not applicable

Scope Item

Not applicable

Application Component

SCM-EWM-DLP-SF (Specific Process Functions)

Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 2020

Additional Details

The system automatically generates packaging items for inbound deliveries during goods receipt posting, including during implicit goods receipt by warehouse task confirmation. The packaging items are generated based on either the packaging material or the auxiliary packaging material of handling units (HUs). The system posts goods receipt for the packaging items automatically. If you post goods receipt for further HUs with the same packaging material in the inbound delivery, the system increases the quantity of the packaging items.

If you are posting goods receipt for cross-delivery HU, the system generates the packaging items for the delivery with the lowest delivery document number. You can change this behavior using the Business Add-In BAdI: Modification of Data for Generated Packaging Items for Inbound Del.

When you set the item quantity of an automatically generated packaging item to zero during a goods receipt reversal process or during goods receipt correction process, the system deletes the packaging items.

You can configure in which situations and how the packaging items are to be created.

Effects on Customizing

You enable the generation of packaging items in the Customizing activity Automatically Generate Packaging Items for Inbound Deliveries to use this feature. For more information, see Customizing for Extended Warehouse Management under Start of the navigation pathGoods Receipt Process Next navigation step Inbound Delivery Next navigation step Automatically Generate Packaging Items for Inbound DeliveriesEnd of the navigation path.

The following BAdIs are available for the automatic generation of packaging items for inbound deliveries in Customizing for Extended Warehouse Management under Start of the navigation pathBusiness Add-Ins (BAdIs) for Extended Warehouse Management Next navigation step Goods Receipt Process Next navigation step Automatically Generated Packaging ItemsEnd of the navigation path:
  • BAdI: Relevance for Generation of Packaging Items for Inbound Deliveries

  • BAdI: Packaging Material Type for Packaging Item Generation for Inb. Del.

  • BAdI: Item Type for Generated Packaging Item for Inbound Deliveries

  • BAdI: Modification of Data for Generated Packaging Items for Inbound Del.