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Monday Knowledge Snippet (MKS) – 76 Package Type Code

Today I would like to shine a little light on package type codes, which seems to be a bit complicated to figure out without help.

Background: The Supply Chain Execution Package Builder used in SAP Transportation Management and SAP Extended Warehouse Management is capable of packaging products into packages / onto pallets. Products can be assigned to package materials in the product – package type assignment in the SCMB, and both applications then handle the result. SAP TM takes the item hierarchy over into the Freight Units and later after planning into the Freight Orders. Those can be communicated externally using the outbound message. A questions that comes up frequently is how to fill the required package type code for the package items created by the Package Builder.

The TM Package Type Code can be defined here

and looks like this

It references the SCMB Packaging Material Type, that can be defined here

and looks like this

You recognize that for a single SCMB Packaging Material Type multiple TM Packaging Type Codes can exist.

The SCMB Packaging Type code can be defined in the product master data for packaging materials:

In case this has been done and something is put into / onto this package material by the SCE Package Builder, the result item in the Freight Units should have a filled field for the Package Type:

If that is not working, maybe note 2291787 is missing. Note that this correction picks up ANY TM package type code matching the SCMB packaging material type.


Now the warehouse integration should work.

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      Author's profile photo Florian Brimmers
      Florian Brimmers

      ​Hello Markus,

      I would like to know if I can assign multiple package materials to one Product.

      So the system can decide whether it can place the products in a smaller package when there are just a few of them. Or in a big package, when I have a lot of them.

      Thanks and greets.


      Author's profile photo Y. TM
      Y. TM

      Hi Marcus,


      We use package units, but only manual creation.

      If we create a PU and assign a product, it doesn't take over the package type and length/width/height.

      Is there a note for this or did we miss a setting?