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 Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage


Application Component


Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Not relevant

You can use this business function to install and activate SAP Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench (TSW) independently.

Note Note

Prior to this release, SAP TSW was available with Industry Solution Oil & Gas and required activation of Oil & Gas business function set.

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SAP TSW is the logistics planning and execution platform for bulk commodities.

With this business function, the TSW Customizing structure is available in the SAP ECC Customizing.

You can view it by going to Customizing and choosing Logistics Execution -> TSW (Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench).

You can also use this business function to make beneficial enhancements to your existing portfolio of functions in the area of Customizable Inbound Process (CIP) without Nomination, Left-on-Vehicle and Gain/Loss Posting in TSW, Actualization at Ticket Subitem, and Expense Handling in Nomination. In addition, you can also integrate Catch Weight Management (CWM) and Global Trade Management (GTM) with Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench (TSW).


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

Type of Component


Software Component

SAP_APPL 605, IS-OIL 605

  • You must activate the following business function Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench (LOG_TSW_ECC).

  • You must activate the business function Global Trade Management (EA-GLT) for Integration of Global Trade Management with TSW.

  • You must activate the business function CWM, Finalization of Architectural Change and New Processes (/CWM/CM_2) for Integration of Catch Weight Management with TSW.


The following functions are available if you activate the Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench (LOG_TSW_ECC) business function:

Customizable Inbound Process (CIP) without Nomination

You can enable Customizable inbound process (CIP) without the nomination document.

The CIP framework in TSW takes the nomination document as the reference for executing the logistics process and posts the related documents in the background. With this business function, CIP framework carries out logistics execution without the need for a nomination document.

Integration of Catch Weight Management (CWM) with Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench (TSW)

You can use the integrated features of TSW with Catch Weight Management (CWM) to support the business processes in transporting and trading of catch weight products.

TSW is already integrated into the SAP trading solution (Gloabal Trade Management), so there is an integrated logistics planning/scheduling and commodity trading/risk management solution for bulk materials. You use this function to extend the scope of the integrated logistics and trading solution towards any non-bulk material and catch weight material.

Integration of Global Trade Management (GTM) with TSW

You can use the intergration of Global Trade Management with TSW to allow the scheduler to refer to unreleased trading contracts and released pre-trading contracts within nomination.

When the scheduler refers to the trading contract (TC) number in nomination, new reference document indicators will be derived on the basis of the follow-on document Customizing of the trading contract. During subsequent ticketing processes on the basis of the reference document indicator, the system releases trading contracts and follow-on documents such as sales orders and purchase orders are generated.

Left-on-Vehicle (LOV) and Gain/Loss Posting in TSW

You can use this function to track the differences that occur in loaded and delivered quantities on closing shipment. They can now be handled as left-on-vehicle (LOV) or a gain/loss document. Hence, for each transportation:

  • There may be some material lost or gained during the transportation.

  • Some material may be left on the vehicle that was carrying it.

The gain/loss quantity is recorded as a material document and the quantity left-on-vehicle can be viewed in the report based on the entries that you select in the nomination. You can also use this report to reconcile LOV. In addition, TSW is also used by Catch Weight (CW) materials. So, in case of CW materials, parallel unit of measure (UOM) is also considered for gain/loss or left-on-vehicle posting.

Expense Handling in Nomination

You can handle expenses in nomination. This function integrates SAP Global Trade Management and SAP for Oil & Gas and allows you to create expense documents (vendor billing documents) from a nomination header and a nomination item. You can also access the expense documents or vendor billing documents from TSW.

Note Note

Once the Enterprise Business Function Trader's and Scheduler's Workbench (LOG_TSW_ECC) is activated you cannot activate the Oil & Gas business function set. For more information, see SAP Note 1594283.

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Actualization at Ticket Subitem

You can enable Actualization at Nomination/Ticket subitem function. This function enables the system to generate the follow-up documents on subitem level, for example, a delivery document and goods movement (depending on the Junction functions Customization) is generated for each individual ticket subitem.