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Shipments can be created or changed by an EDI message.

This means that the following scenarios can be processed:

Collective goods traffic

In the preliminary legs, the forwarding agent collects inbound deliveries from the vendors. He then arranges the shipment for the main leg, and informs the customer of this via shipment notification. The customer can now carry out goods receipt for the entire shipment very easily ( correctly speaking, the inbound deliveries contained in it).

Transportation planning

A vendor provides the forwarding agent with deliveries as transfer requirements. The forwarding agent plans the shipment, and informs the vendor of the result, who can then start the corresponding activities for goods issue of the relevant deliveries. The message SHPADV (shipment message/shipment notification) is available for generating shipments for the customer. For creating or changing your own shipments, the message SHPMNT can be used. Both messages are based on the IDoc type SHPMNT03, processing takes place using the transaction code SHPM. You can maintain these parameters within the EDI partner profile. To do so, choose Tools ->Business Communication -> IDoc -> Partner profile.

Message for deadline and status

The forwarding agent reports the planned or current deadline per EDI, for example, the shipment end status with the corresponding time.


The inbound deliveries, which the shipment refers to, must exist in the system. The reference takes place using the inbound delivery number for the vendor (collective goods traffic) or directly (transportation planning). For collective goods traffic, it is therefore necessary to notify the customer of the inbound deliveries. This takes place using the message DESADV (inbound delivery). It is not possible to create inbound deliveries at the same time via inbound processing for shipments, as is necessary for direct shipments. In the same way, the delivery is not changed (with effect on the material planning) when the shipment is changed (for example, planned arrival date).


The deliveries referenced in the inbound shipment must be available in the receiving system.

IDoc Interface

You must maintain the following values for both the outbound partner profiles and the additional partner profiles for outbound processing using output control:



Output type


Partner type

VE (vendor/creditor)

Basic type




Output type

SEDI or a copy of SEDI, defined by you

Transaction code



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