The delivery monitor is used to display and process completed deliveries and deliveries that are still open. Both inbound and outbound deliveries can be processed using the delivery monitor. Since several functions are performed in the same way for both delivery types, this description will use the general term "delivery", which covers both types of delivery (inbound and outbound).
No Customizing is required for the display variants because these can be maintained on a user-specific basis.
To allow selection using the material, you must, however, activate the material index (in Customizing choose Sales and Distribution ® Sales ® Lists ® Set updating of item index). The material index is already activated in the standard system.
To achieve good performance in the selection of partners, we recommend that you update the partner index (in Customizing choose Sales and Distribution ® Sales ®Lists ® Set updating of partner index. Selection of partners is possible even without index updating, but it then requires a longer runtime.
To be able to work with the delivery monitor, you must have display authorization for the shipping points you want to work with. To process the subsequent functions, you need separate authorizations that are checked every time you call up each function.
Range of Functions
The delivery monitor is set up as a central transaction for collective processing of deliveries and for obtaining information on general shipping processing. The user can call up deliveries with different statuses in one single list and from there initiate further processing, as required. The following collective processes are available:
You can create lists of deliveries for collective processing using a number of selection criteria. However, depending on the processing type selected, many of the selection criteria may be preset. With the current functionality, for example, you can also call up selections using additional partners and other sales-specific criteria (delivery type, sales organization, division, and so on). You can store selection criteria that you use often in a selection variant, which can simplify routine work with the delivery monitor.
In addition to collective processing, you have the option of creating a "general" selection of deliveries where you can generate a type of worklist based on delivery- and sales-specific criteria. You can then store these selection criteria in a selection variant.
On the initial screen of the delivery monitor, you can switch between the inbound and the outbound delivery views, or you can activate both views at the same time. The functions of the outbound delivery monitor and the inbound delivery monitor are displayed in the overview below:
Functions of the Outbound Delivery Monitor
Functions of the Inbound Delivery Monitor