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 Retail, CD/FT_EWM Integration


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 4

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component


Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Retail, Cross-Docking Interface (ISR_RET_CROSS_DOCK_IF)

Using this business function, you can link SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and SAP ERP Retail in order to carry out cross docking and flow-through goods distribution processes. You perform the planning steps in SAP ERP Retail. Following this, the data is transferred to SAP EWM, reconciled, and adjusted. In SAP EWM, then the complete functionality for goods distribution is carried out.


You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software Component


SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) with SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) or with SAP ERP

SAP EWM 7.0 based on SAP SCM 7.0 or SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 4

  • In order to be able to use this business function, you must also activate the business function ISR_RET_CROSS_DOCK_IF.

  • You have defined adjustment profiles in Customizing under Integration with Other Components -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Additional Material Attributes -> Attribute Values for Additional Material Master Fields -> Define Adjustment Profile.

  • You set the Indicator Inbound Delivery Split by End Customer. You make this Customizing setting under Logistics - General -> Merchandise Distribution -> Plant Profiles for Merchandise Distribution.

  • You activate the BC Set EHP4_CD_EWM for the IMG activities Define Item Categories for Deliveries and Define Item Category Determination in Deliveries (under Logistics Execution -> Shipping -> Deliveries).


The business function enables effective co-operation in the merchandise distribution area between SAP Retail and the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM). Cross-docking and flow-through processes are supported including:

  • Planned cross-docking with and without prepacking

  • Article-based flow-through

  • Recipient-driven flow-through

The following functionality has been improved:

  • Splitting of inbound deliveries by end customer

  • Improved inbound and outbound delivery

  • Distribution of master data to SAP EWM by way of the Core Interface (CIF), also using SAP ERP adjustment profiles