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 Returnable Packaging Logistics


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available as of

SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Discrete Industries and Mill Products

Application component

Returnable Packaging Logistics (IS-A-RL)

Dependent business function(s) you must also activate

Industry-Specific SD Enhancement (EA-ISE)

With this business function you can implement Returnable Packaging Logistics to map the exchange relationships of returnable packaging between business partners using returnable packaging accounts.


You have installed the following components, as of the above-mentioned version:

Type of Component


Only required for the following functions

Software Component




You have activated the Returnable Packaging Logistics (LOG_MM_RL) and Industry-Specific Sales and Distribution Enhancements (EA-ISE) business functions.

Recommendation Recommendation

If you activate the Returnable Packaging Logistics (LOG_MM_RL) business function, we recommend that you either import the notes for component IS-A-RL or the support packages for ECC-DIMP.

End of the recommendation.


In various industries, manufacturers provide their suppliers with empties to be used as returnable packaging. The suppliers return the returnable packaging filled with the requested goods either directly to the manufacturer or through a third-party.

Returnable Packaging Logistics enables you to map these lending and borrowing relationships between business partners. That way you can track track the quantities of returnable packaging that are in circulation.

For more information, see Returnable Packaging Logistics.