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Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy

‘Advanced shipping’ functionalities in embedded TM of S/4HANA 1709 release

Highlighted the potential advantages of embedded Transportation management ( TM ) in S/4HANA 1709 in blog https://blogs.sap.com/2017/09/12/advantages-of-sap-tm-being-embedded-in-1709-release-of-s4hana/ before release 1709 was officially released.

Now, trying to depict two important functionalities in embedded TM which are very useful for Transportation planners as below

  • Combination of Inbound and outbound flows in same transport

In LE-TRA of ECC, two separate shipments (one for inbound and another for outbound) are needed if Picking for Purchase order and deliveries from sales order are to be combined . However, embedded TM offers to combine both inbound and outbound flows in same freight order as in below image.

Above image also shows that there are 2 line items (i.e one for inbound Purchase order and another for outbound Sales order) in the Purchase order created from Freight settlement.

Pick up from multiple vendors (as a part of Milk run) and a subsequent outbound delivery to a customer is also possible in embedded TM as in below image.

  • Transportation planning with Gantt chart and Map

Planning and scheduling with Gantt chart and its integration with geographical map provides immense simplification and flexibility to Transport planners as in below image.

Customers just loved these features while showcasing these capabilities of embedded TM in S/4HANA and these are being considered as one of the important value drivers for S/4HANA journey, if transportation is one of their essential components in their business scenarios.

However, note that the functionalities depicted in this blog call for Additional license as ‘Advanced shipping’ of SAP TM within S/4HANA.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very nice article Mrinal.  Have you posted about advanced ATP functionality in your blog ?

      Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Dheeraj,

      Thanks .

      Segmentation as in link

      https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/30/segmentation-with-advanced-atp-aatp-in-s4hana-1709-release/

      is the my last blog on AATP.

      With regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo RAMA P
      RAMA P

      Thanks for Sharing Mrinal,  Did SAP has released migration tools for S4 Hana TM?

      Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Rama,

      Migration tool for SAP TM to S/4HANA TM is in SAP's road map for 2019 release.

      Regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Monika Patel
      Monika Patel

      Nice feature. Smart-App and minimized steps, high-end functionalities with single source-code - THE S/4HANA benefits are now more visible in 1709 version onwards.

      For TM capabilities, if you can also highlight the required config to activate the functionality, it would be great.

       

      Author's profile photo Matthias Sauer
      Matthias Sauer

      Hi Experts,

       

      does anyone have information about the options to upgrade from Basic Shipping to Advanced Shipping for embedded TM. As my current client is not convinced about functionalities yet so he might start with Basic Shipping.

      So if there is an option to upgrade or switch on Advanced Shipping later on this would be nice.

       

      Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Matthias,

      There is no specific switch for 'Advanced TM' . Additional license is required only if that is used.

      Regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Matthias,

      There is no such 'Switch' to upgrade to Advanced TM from Basic TM. It is the judgement of the consultant / company whether that particular functionality falls under Basic or Advanced.

      Regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Amrita Bose
      Amrita Bose

      Mrinal Kanti Roy : Does that mean there is no separate license? if there is kindly share the details of it. I am on 1909 version of S/4HANA

      Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Amrita,

      There is no 'Switch' in TM for Basic or Advanced in embedded TM . Customer should pay for additional license if they use 'Advanced' functionalities.

      With regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Amrita Bose
      Amrita Bose

      Many thanks.Its clear now.

      Author's profile photo Volkan Bekci
      Volkan Bekci

      Hi Mrinal,

      If milk-run covers 2 warehouse, Is it possible to trace this scenerio with 1 TU? I heard that Multipicking doesnt cover because of eWM restrictions

       

      Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Mrinal Kanti Roy
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Volkan,

      I did not fully get the scenario.Can you please elaborate a bit.

      But, yes if TM needs to be integrated with EWM , then there are some restrictions . Freight order from TM will create a TU in EWM . If it goes to another warehouse , then it shall be another TU logically (I have not tested that flow as yet).

      With regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Shivkumar Singh
      Shivkumar Singh

      I went through your blog and I must say that you have done a great job in explaining all aspects of functionality in Embedded System of SAP4HANA clearly. Thanks for sharing this amazing blog.

      Author's profile photo Anubrota Mukherjee
      Anubrota Mukherjee

      Nice article