EWM – Vendor Returns Process – Returns Delivery Vs Returns PO
SAP offers 2 different processes of Vendor Returns: returns with Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery and returns with Returns PO. So what is the difference? In this blogs I will compare this 2 processes with EWM steps.
My Testing is based on Embedded EWM – S/4HANA 1909.
Compare Vendor Return Process with Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound and Returns PO
- Overall Process with EWM steps
- Active BC Set – /SCWM/DLV_OUTBOUND_RETURN
- Set up confirmation Control Key
IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Set Up Confirmation Control
Assign 0004 as Quantity Difference Profile
IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Set Up Quantity Difference Profiles (GR Automotive)
IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Define Internal Confirmation Categories
- Shipping point determination
IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Basic Shipping Functions > Shipping Point and Goods Receiving Point Determination > Assign Shipping Points
- Define shipping data (For Returns PO)
IMG: Material Management -> Purchasing -> Purchase Order -> Set up Stock Transport Order -> Define Shipping Data for Plants
Need to create a BP as Customer for Plants and assign BP here.
- Check “Delivery Split” in delivery Type
IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Deliveries > Define Delivery Types
- Delivery Item Type Determination
IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Deliveries > Define Item Category Determination in Deliveries
- Mapping Delivery Type and Item Type S/4HANA & EWM
- Determine WPT for Return Doc Type
- Define Storage search sequence
Note: Assign GR Interims Storage Type 9010 to search sequence of Return Delivery
- Determine Storage Type search sequence
When using Returns PO, Vendor master data and Material Master data need some additional data as below.
- Vendor Master data:
For using Return Delivery, in Role Vendor, mark Vendor as Return Supplier.
For using Returns PO, maintain Customer roles for Sales.org & Distribution Channel. Assign Delivery Plant as plant where you returns stock.
- Material Master data:
For using Returns PO, maintain Sales View for material.
Vendor Returns – Using Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery
Step 1: Create Return Delivery Ref to Inbound
Before this step, a Inbound Delivery is created and GR is posted.
Stock is still in GR-ZONE, mean if you already putaway stock and confirmed putaway WT, you need manually transfer stock to GR Zone.
Step 2: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT
Note: Stock is taken from GR-ZONE to GI-ZONE
Step 3: Post GI
Post GI after picking is completed.
Note: Stock Type is Q3 (or F1)
Material Document with Mvt 122 is created in S/4HANA
Vendor Returns – Using Returns PO
Step 1: Create Retuns PO
Select PO type – PO Return and mark Item as Return Item
Step 2: Create Outbound Delivery
Step 3: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT
Step 4: Post GI
Post GI after picking is complete.
Note: Stock type is Q4 (or F2)
Material document is created with Mvt 161
If you want to return stock rather than your original GR stock type, you must set up Stock Determination for other Stock type.
Example: GR with inbound delivery, stock type Q3. But you want to return stock with stock type Q4 or F2, it’s possible.
IMG: EWM > Cross process Setting > Stock Determination
Create a Stock Determination Group and Assign Stock Determination.
You can create many stock Determination to picking more than 1 stock type for return.
Next step to assign Stock Determination Group to your Product Master.
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In which case will you use Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound or Returns PO? Feel free to question/comment on my Topics.