Introduction-SAP Transportation Module • Part of Logistic Chain ( Logistic Execution Module in SAP) • Transportation process includes inbound and outbound shipments and shipment cost calculation and settlement. • Transportation is linked with shipping when you create deliveries and then assign many deliveries to one shipment document considering that multiple deliveries will go in one truck or via rail 3
Important functions in SAP Transportation • Defining Modes of Transport – Road , Rail or Sea • Defining Shipping Types – such as Trucks • Setting Up Transportation Connection Points-Hamburg, Germany • Defining Transportation Zones – specifying all required regions • Creating Transportation Groups-On palettes, Container • Setting Up Weight Groups -Up to 100 kg,5000 to 1000 lbs 5
Types of Shipments in SAP R/3 Individual Shipment – One or more deliveries are combined in one shipment document. It starts from the same starting (shipping) points and ends at common destination.
Types of Shipments in SAP R/3 Collective Shipment – One or more deliveries , originating from different starting points & shipped to different destinations may be clubbed together with common shipment
Types of Shipments in SAP R/3 Transportation Chain –A transportation chain is useful if you are dealing with deliveries that will be transported using multiple modes of transportation (and are thus processed by different departments at the transportation planning point).
Features of SAP Transportation Module • Combines inbound deliveries to form inbound shipments • Combines outbound deliveries to form outbound shipments • Assigns service agents, modes of transport, and shipment types • Plans and monitors deadlines • Specifies shipment stages. • Creates output and shipping papers • Records shipment-relevant text • Records partner information • Estimatesthefreight cost
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