Processing a Route Schedule 

Implementation Options

Wholesale trade customers and stores can receive goods at regular intervals. These delivery rhythms have an influence on the workload in the warehouse. To help delivery planning, the route schedule serves as a tool for planning regular, repetitive customer deliveries on a particular route. At the time of planning, potential deliveries that have not yet been created are grouped in the route schedule. When the deliveries are created, the system can automatically determine a route schedule and assign it to the delivery. All deliveries with the same route schedule and the same date can be processed together in the shipping point. All these deliveries leave the shipping point together at a particular time. They are distributed along the same geographical route.

Deliveries for route schedule MO10H leave the shipping on Mondays at 10:00 in the direction of Philadelphia.

Deliveries for route schedule MO10M leave the shipping point on Mondays at 10:00 in the direction of Boston.

Deliveries for route schedule MO10S leave the shipping point on Mondays at 10:00 in the direction of New York.

You can print picking lists for all deliveries that belong to route schedules MO10H - MO10S together.

Prerequisites

- Activate the route determination

- Activate the delivery scheduling

- Activate the route schedule for your shipping point and make the following settings:

Transaction

Activity

Delivery

Route schedule determination for delivery type

Sales order

Route schedule determination for sales document type

Stock transfer order

Route schedule determination for delivery type

Set delivering plant and order type

 

Process Flow

  1. Select the shipping point you are working for and enter the number of the route schedule.
  2. Enter the data that defines the route schedule more exactly:

- Description of the route schedule

- Route

- Departure day (weekday)

- Departure time

  1. You define the route schedule determination. When you create the delivery, the system can determine a route schedule on the basis of the following data:

- Shipping point

- Ship-to party

- Unloading point (if available)

- Shipping condition

- Transportation group

- (Optional) year/period

You enter this data (with the exception of the shipping point already entered in step 1).

  1. You decide whether or not you wish to define the itinerary for this route schedule.
  2. (Optional) You enter the itinerary and, if required, also the travelling time.

 

See also:

Creating a Route Schedule.