Automatic Nested Handling Unit creation with Multilevel Packaging Instruction
Here I am going to explain how we can create Nested Handling Unit i.e Multiple Handling Units in SAP.
Handling Units is an important functionality for easy identification and Handling of Goods that require Packaging.
In the Below demonstration, I am going to show the Master data and Configuration required to create Automatic Handling Units when you are creating a Delivery against Customer Sales Order.
So, Lets begin….
I have a Business Case in which 4 Bottles are packed in a Small box, 4 Small Boxes are to be packed in a Carton and 4 such Cartons are to be packed in One Pallet. The Picture below depicts our Business Requirement. Here at each stage of Packaging we need to create Handling Units. This sort of Multiple Handling Unit creations in which several Handling units are grouped together to create another Handling Unit is termed as Nested Handling Unit.
I am now going to create a Sales Order for 256 Nos. of Bottles against Sales area 1000/10/US for a Given Customer.
Now before I create the Delivery, I would show you the Master data that I have created to achieve our Business Requirement.
We would first create below Packaging Materials in Transaction MM01:
1. Pallet: Material Type and General Item Category Group as VERP (For Returnable Packaging Use General Item Category Group as LEIH) with Packaging Material Group: S003 & Packaging mat. type: 0004
2. Carton: Material Type and General Item Category Group as VERP (For Returnable Packaging Use General Item Category Group as LEIH) with Packaging Material Group: S004 & Packaging mat. type: 0006
3. Box: Material Type and General Item Category Group as VERP (For Returnable Packaging Use General Item Category Group as LEIH) with Packaging Material Group: S005 & Packaging mat. type: 0006
4. Bottle: As a Normal Finished Product of Material Type FERT in Sales Area 1000/10/US with necessary Pricing Condition Record.
Make below settings in SPRO Node Highlighted below:
Now for Material: Bottle we will create a Packaging Instruction as shown below.
An important thing to note here is Handling Unit Number is generated only for the Load Carrier of the Packaging Instruction.
In view of this since we want to generate Handling Unit for Boxes, Cartons and Pallet, we would need to treat them as Load carriers in our Packaging Instruction and since One Packaging Instruction can have only One Load Carrier in it, we will have to create separate Packaging Instruction for each of the Load Carrier.
Below Packaging Instructions have been Created in T Code: POP1:
a. Packaging for Carton:
b. Packaging for Box:
c. Packaging for Bottle:
In order for Automatic determination of Packaging instruction we will create Condition Record in T Code: POF1 for Determination Type “SHIP” for Material Bottle and Ship To Party Combination.
Once all the Master Data has been created we will now go on with creating Delivery against the Customer Order.
The Delivery type that will be getting created when we try to create Delivery against the sales Order needs to have Automatic Packaging Tick in the Delivery Type Configuration as shown below:
On the Delivery Handling Unit Icon, we can now see below Handling Unit created.
Now you can Save and Delivery will be created.
The Above Handling Unit then can be Displayed in T Code: HUMO..