The complete delivery and delivery group functions enable you to combine some or all of the items in a sales order so that they are delivered to the customer together for the same date. The system automatically determines the earliest delivery date possible for the group of items In extreme cases, all the items in a document) and adjusts the schedule lines accordingly. Relevant requirements records are automatically changed or re-generated.
To combine all items in a sales document for delivery, you can set the complete delivery indicator. The indicator can be proposed automatically from the customer master record or you can set it manually in the sales document.
If the complete delivery indicator is set for a sales order, the system automatically creates a delivery group that consists of all items in the sales order. The system takes the latest delivery date among the items and applies it to the whole delivery group.
Setting the Indicator Manually
You can set the complete delivery indicator manually during sales order processing in the Shipping tab page in the header overview so that all the document items are completely delivered.
Proposal From Customer Master Record
If you set the complete delivery indicator in the shipping screen of a customer master record, the system automatically proposes the indicator in the sales documents you create for that customer. You can change the indicator manually in the document.
If you want to combine a number of items in a sales document so that they are delivered together, you can create a delivery group, as illustrated in the following graphic:
When you create a delivery group, you should be aware that:
– has more than one order quantity
– has no confirmed quantity
When forming delivery groups, the system deletes the earlier schedule lines and copies their confirmed quantities into the latest schedule line.
Creating a Delivery Group
To create a delivery group in a sales document, proceed as follows:
For example, if you want to combine three items into a delivery group, you enter
The delivery groups are created. The system creates the schedule line date for each delivery group and copies it to the sales document.
A delivery group consists of at least one item in a sales document and can, in the case of complete delivery, consist of all items.
Changing Delivery Groups
In the Delivery Group overview, you can expand or reduce delivery groups and also change the schedule line date of the delivery groups.
Removing Delivery Groups
You can undo a delivery group by deleting the delivery group numbers for every item in the group.
If you delete a delivery group or deactivate the complete delivery indicator, the system tries to recreate the original schedule lines for the individual order items. In the case of items whose original quantity could not be confirmed, the system carries out a new availability check.
Displaying Delivery Groups
For each item that belongs to a delivery group in a sales document, you can display the delivery group number.
To display this information, choose the Shipping tab page from the overview screen.