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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

  • Comparation

 

Prerequisite

  • Active BC Set – /SCWM/DLV_OUTBOUND_RETURN

Configuration

General Customizing

  • 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

EWM Customizing

  • 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

 

Master data

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.

 

Testing

Vendor Returns – Using Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery

Step 1: Create Return Delivery Ref to Inbound

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDI

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

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Note: Stock is taken from GR-ZONE to GI-ZONE

Step 3: Post GI 

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

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

Tcode: ME21N

Select PO type – PO Return and mark Item as Return Item

 

Step 2: Create Outbound Delivery

Tcode: VL10B

Step 3: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Step 4: Post GI 

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Post GI after picking is complete.

Note: Stock type is Q4 (or F2)

Material document is created with Mvt 161

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Important note!!!

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.

/SCWM/MAT1

 

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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.

 

Regards,

Van Dang

 

Reference

Returns PO

https://help.sap.com/doc/cd4e70ed816d46aba0661d1cd5c1eabb/3.6/en-US/de6a3d45bb814393b04cff7fd6b9aefd.html

Returns Delivery

https://help.sap.com/viewer/91b21005dded4984bcccf4a69ae1300c/2020.000/en-US/e263bd534f22b44ce10000000a174cb4.html

 

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      Author's profile photo DARSHAN DESAI
      DARSHAN DESAI

      Hello  Dang,

      Really detailed Information, thanks for sharing it ,I will try from my side and check if any queries.

      Best Regards

      Darshan Desai

      Author's profile photo Dang Bao Van
      Dang Bao Van
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Desai.

      Author's profile photo Phi Duy Dang
      Phi Duy Dang

      Well done Vân. Thanks for sharing.

      Author's profile photo Dang Bao Van
      Dang Bao Van
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Phi!

      Author's profile photo amarjeet kumar
      amarjeet kumar

      Hello Van,

       

      Can you tell me what settings we need to do extra to call the Remote logon so that i can call the VL60 Screen.

       

      Thanks,

      Amar

      Author's profile photo Dang Bao Van
      Dang Bao Van
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kumar,

      I don't do any extra setting to call VL60. If you follow steps that I described you should see VL60 screen.

      Or else, if you face any error, you can send me.

      Regards,

      Van

      Author's profile photo Pedro Abip
      Pedro Abip

      Dang,
      Thank you for sharing.

      I performed the configuration according to the script and it worked on the first attempt.

       

      Regards,

      Pedro Abip.

      Author's profile photo Sandeep Gopinath
      Sandeep Gopinath

      Hi Dang,

       

      I have followed the steps while going for return to vendor facing error as Unknown error has occurred in target system (XXXXXX) hence Vl60 screen is not populating.

      What may be missing kindly advise.

       

      Second case

      I tried manually Vl60 created DN and ODO created with st type as F1 but stock in 9010 is Q3 did stock determination inbound value is F1 and permitted Q3.Unable to pick the source bin though strategy maintained as explained in blog.

       

      Regards,
      Sandeep

      Author's profile photo Rafal Barczyk
      Rafal Barczyk

      Hi Sandeep,

      for the first case we have had the same issue when we were using tcode /SCWM/MON but within the tcode /SCWM/PRDI we have no longer this error.

      We have issus later within VL60, it seem to be not userfriendly as it shows a lot of HU's from different inb. deliveries where is not easy to find proper inb. delivery and also for unknown reason for some deliv. items some icons are not active what means for for most items we can't make return to the vendor.We are testing this.

      Author's profile photo Mustafa Karakus
      Mustafa Karakus

      Great sharing, thank you Van.