Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) has its own Delivery Processing area. This is a significant part of the logistics chain. Delivery processing offers functions for executing goods receipt and goods issue activities, as well as for executing posting changes and internal stock transfers. The following sections describe the available functions, as well as the integration with EWM.
For an overview of the available user transactions, see User Interfaces in Delivery Processing.
Corresponding to the goods receipt and goods issue, a distinction is made in delivery processing between the inbound delivery process and the outbound delivery process.
In the inbound delivery process, delivery processing supports the following scenarios:
● Deliveries from the supplier, from any ship-from party, or from any ship-from location.
● Returns from the customer, from any ship-from party, or from any ship-from location.
From the purchase order, the inbound delivery process covers the notification, the inbound delivery, the goods receipt posting of the ordered goods, and the subsequent putaway.
Information about planning is saved in the inbound delivery, the status is monitored, and all the data collected during the inbound delivery is kept. On creation of the inbound delivery, activities such as the putaway or scheduling are triggered and the data generated by the inbound delivery process is recorded.
In the outbound delivery process, delivery processing supports the following scenarios:
● Deliveries to the customer, to the warehouse, to any ship-to party, or to any ship-to location.
● Returns to the supplier, to any ship-to party, or to any ship-to location.
The outbound delivery process covers all shipping activities such as picking, packing, transportation and goods issue.
Information about shipping planning is saved in the inbound delivery, the status of the shipping activities is monitored, and all the data collected during the shipping process is recorded. On creation of the outbound delivery, shipping activities such as picking or shipment scheduling are triggered and the data generated by the shipping processing is recorded.
In delivery processing, documents are provided which represent the delivery processes in the system. Delivery processing also provides a series of services and functions to configure how the documents are to be processed, and to define the business features of the documents in a way that best suits your business process.
The following services and functions are provided by delivery processing: