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Author's profile photo Mrinal Kanti Roy

Multi Pick and Multi drop with Advanced Shipping & receiving (ASR) with Transportation management ( TM ) and Extended warehouse management (EWM) with FPS1 release of S/4HANA 2020

SAP provides Direct integration between Transportation management ( TM ) and Extended warehouse management (EWM) to facilitate the co-ordination and system support for the planning done by the Transportation Planner and execution in the warehouse by the Warehouse manager. My blog in URL https://blogs.sap.com/2018/03/14/direct-integration-between-embedded-ewm-tm-in-s4hana-improving-overall-efficiency-of-suply-chain/ describes the direct TM-EWM integration functionality with Transportation unit (TU) of EWM. TM – EWM integration helps to improve the overall efficiency and speed of supply chain. This TM- EWM integration with EWM TU also supports Multi drop functionality as explained in my blog with URL https://blogs.sap.com/2021/07/31/multi-drop-to-customers-with-tm-and-ewm-integration-with-transportation-unit-in-ewm-in-sap-s-4hana/ . However, this TM-EWM integration with EWM TU does not support multi pick and multi drop functionality with same freight order.

SAP released new Advanced shipping & receiving (ASR) functionality in Feb’2021 with FPS1 release of S/4HANA 2020. With this ASR solution,

  • warehouse execution activities can be carried out directly on freight order with new Fiori App ‘Load or unload freight order’
  • there is no requirement to work with EWM Transportation unit or LDAP notifications

This ASR solution also supports multi pick and multi drop functionality with same freight order and my present blog explains the same.

Freight order of TM is correlated with a truck in road transport scenario and the freight order (6100002576) has two deliveries (80002521 and 80002522) or freight units ( 4100004873 and 4100004874) as shown in below image.

The origins and destinations of these freight units are stated below and shown in the below images .

Freight unit 4100004873 – Origin (Shipping point ASR1 , warehouse  9AFS), Destination (customer 0010100001)

Freight unit 4100004874 – Origin (Shipping point 1011 , warehouse  HV01), Destination (customer 0010100003).

Below image shows that the truck starts from a warehouse 9AFS (with shipping point SP_ASR1) as first picking location , then goes to another warehouse HV01 (with shipping point SP_1011) for second picking location and then drops the goods to customer A (0010100003) and Customer B (0010100001). Stage details of the freight order 6100002576 also depict the same.

Map of the freight order also shows that the truck picks from 2 locations (i.e multi pick) and drops to 2 customers (multi drop) as in below image.

Warehouse execution activities for the corresponding deliveries can be carried out with Fiori app ‘Load or unload freight order’ as in below image.

This multi pick and multi drop functionality with same freight order eliminates one of the major limitations of TM – EWM integration and meets one of the most demanding requirements for many of the customers.

This blog is based on my tests , observations and personal insights. Will appreciate yourt feedback , comments.

 

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      Author's profile photo Kieran Ryan
      Kieran Ryan

      Hi Mrinal,

      What status is the FO after first pick up? In EWM the first delivery will have been PGI when it is loaded and the second Delivery should not be PGI until the truck is loaded.

      So is the FO 'In Execution' after the first or second Delivery is loaded?

       

       

       

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

      Hi Kieran,

      Execution status of FO will be 'In execution' after loading / PGI at first shipping point.

      With regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Guatam S
      Guatam S

      Thanks for nicely explained blog.

      could you please share the configuration rationale needed for this scenario set up.

      one more question - will it work if I be location is EWM and other is IM .

      Ragweed,

      Gautam S

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

      Hi Guatam,

      Yes, it will work for both EWM and StRM (Stockroom management). Main configurations are

      • Setting Shipping point location as ASR relevant
      • Configuration of door / loading point for the WH

      With regards,

      Mrinal

      Author's profile photo Amarnath Nanugonda
      Amarnath Nanugonda

      Hi Mrinal,

      In this scenario which delivery need to be picked first and which delivery need to be unloaded first is not informed by system I guess or is there any feature in ASR for this? As in this case only 2 deliveries(pick ups) so not much problem.

      As I understand with traditional TM, we can get loading sequence when we get message from TM to EWM while creation of TU.

      Regards

      Amarsyam