Following my blog posts about HAWB printing (How to Print HAWB in TM 9.0 – Customizing & Masterdata and How to Print HAWB in TM 9.0 – Data Mapping), I would like to share information in a similar fashion about the printing of the master air waybill (MAWB). In contrast to the HAWB, which “belongs” to the freight unit and can be printed from there or directly from the forwarding order, the MAWB print can be initiated from the freight booking.
Since there are only few differences to the HAWB case, I combine the customizing and masterdata requirements plus the data mapping in this one blog post.
In short, the following steps must be taken:
- Define/adapt/select customizing settings in SAP Customizing IMG:
- Freight booking type
- Charge calculation settings (profile, categories, settings, types etc.)
- Create/adapt/select master data:
- Business units/Organizational units (forwarding house)
- Calculation sheets (maybe rate tables, scales)
1.1 Freight Booking Type
Path: SPRO -> SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> SAP Transportation Management -> Transportation Management -> Freight Order Management -> Freight Booking -> Define Freight Booking Types
Create or choose a freight booking type which fulfills the following criteria:
- Charge calculation is enabled
- Output profiles contain /SCMTMS/TOR_PRINT_AIR
- Transportation mode category: Air
1.2 Charge Calculation Settings
The only differences to the HAWB print deal with calculation profiles and their assignment to the purchasing organization.
1.2.1 Calculation Profiles
Path: SPRO/IMG -> SAP Transportation Management -> Transportation Management -> Basic Functions -> Charge Calculation -> Basic Settings for Charge Calculation -> Define Calculation Profile
In the calculation profile, you define the settings that you want the system to use when calculating transportation charges.
The relevant setting is the calculation level, which stands for the level the system creates charge items for: Header, stage or item. FB charge calculation only supports header level calculation. Furthermore, set the Air Waybill Printing to “TACT Rate” and AWB Settlement to “Contract Rate”.
The other fields are not really relevant for the printing itself, but for the actual charge calculation, which provides the charge data to the printing.
1.2.2 Assign Calculation Profile to Organization
Path: SPRO/IMG -> SAP Transportation Management -> Transportation Management -> Basic Functions -> Charge Calculation -> Basic Settings for Charge Calculation -> Define General Settings
Here you define a combination of purchasing calculation profile and organization, i.e. the profile you want the system to use when calculating transportation charges for a specific purchasing organization (for creating purchasing organizations see next chapter).
2.1 Business Units/Organizational Units
2.1.1 Purchasing Organization
You need one organizational unit which has either “Purchasing” or “Forwarding House” as function, so that you can use it as purchasing organization in the charge calculation settings and in the freight booking later. So either pick and/or modify an existing one that you “own” or create a new one, e.g. by using the transaction PPOCE.
2.2 Calculation Sheets
See HAWB blog, especially the part about the calculation resolution base of weight charges. The information about main stage restrictions doesn’t apply of course, since the FB charge calculation only works with header level, not stage or item level calculation.
2.3 Freight Agreements
In the freight order management area, freight agreements are used to manifest the business relationship between partners and to set the basis for the charge calculation. See HAWB blog (use purchasing instead of sales organization).
Finally, let’s come to the data mapping of the MAWB, so that you know which values from the freight booking go into which field of the print form, when the values displayed and when not etc. Again, there are only a few differences to the HAWB print form.
Here is an empty MAWB, with numbers for the single areas. Under the images, you will find a table which explains what will we displayed when for each of the numbers.