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Capability of Optimizer planning without Transportation lane in S/4HANA 2020 release

SAP Transportation management ( TM ) provides the option to plan manually or automatically. TM optimizer is required for automatic planning. Till S/4HANA 1909 release, Transportation lane (TL) is mandatory for planning with TM optimizer. S/4HANA 2020 release has provided the option of automatic planning with Optimizer without TL. My present blog is to discuss on ‘Optimizer or automatic planning without TL in S/4HANA’ as introduced in S/4HANA 2020 release.

TL is a master data in TM to connect the source and destination with a means of transport. Below image shows a TL connecting source location SP_1010 and destination location 0010100001 with Means of transport MoT 0001, 0002 and Z002.

Now, I have created a delivery 80001796 which has created a freight unit 4100003587 with source as SP_1010 and destination 0010100008 as shown in below image.

There is no TL between source SP_1010 and destination 0010100008. Will now try to plan freight unit 4100003587 with trucks (resources with MoT 0001) through optimizer as shown below image. Optimizer could not plan and displayed message “None of the transportation demands can be planned, Message no. /SCMTMS/PLN_OPT_APP300”.

Optimizer could not plan for that FU with selected resources with MoT  0001 as “ There is no valid transportation lane, ..” as is explained in the optimizer explanation tool and it was expected as there is no TL for the corresponding source and destination.

Now, when the resource or truck with means of transport Z005 is selected for optimizer planning, then the optimizer is able to plan and create a freight order as displayed in below image.

Reason for the optimizer to be able to plan the same FU for resource with MoT Z005 is that the MoT Z005 is flagged with “ No TLs required” as shown in below image. This is a new customizing introduced in S/4HANA 2020 release.

This new feature of enabling Optimizer planning without TL will

  • reduce the requirement of requisite master data to a considerable extent
  • enable to connect every relevant source and destination location / zone
  • simplify transportation network definition

My blog is based on my tests, observations, insights in S/4HANA 2020 release. Will appreciate your feedback , comments .


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      Author's profile photo MILAN CHOWDHURY

      TM is evolving with each and every S/4 release. Thanks for sharing.

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer

      See the Blog – Upgrade to SAP S/4HANA 2020 – time to change how to go forward to SAP S/4 2020

      Best Regards Roland

      Author's profile photo Sandip Saha
      Sandip Saha

      Dear Mr. Mrinal Kanti Roy,

      Please refer the screen shots.I need urgent help. Transportation lanes are configured correctly optimizer is failing with RCC_LOG as transportation lanes not passed to optimizer.

      But all lanes are there


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

      Hi Sandip,

      Suggest you to check source & dest location of FU, SElection profile and also whether model / version active or not.

      With regards,


      Author's profile photo Sandip Saha
      Sandip Saha

      Dear Mrinal,

      Please find the model version it is already active.

      Please find the Selection Profile for FU and data - FU is coming to the Transportation Cockpit

      according to Selection Profile.

      Transportation Lane I have created on the above

      But still  cannot send the TL to optimizer .

      Kindly help.

      Author's profile photo Vinay Kenchappa
      Vinay Kenchappa

      Hi Mrinal,

      Thanks for sharing.
      Is there any further developments/progress on this functionality which you are aware and can either share or provide the link. I am specifically looking for information on follow on process such as carrier selection in case the plannig is performed without transportation lane.

      Thank you in advance.

      Author's profile photo SANTHOSH SURAKASI

      Thanks for Sharing Mrinal Bhai.. I really like your blogs and always look for your new stuff.