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Manual Transportation Planning in S4HCE 2108

There has been a long wait from many SAP S/4HANA Cloud customers for the availability of SAP Transportation Management’s planning feature embedded in cloud. In this blog post I will talk about the basic functionalities available in S4HCE and this feature is made available from S4HCE 2108 release.

Planning is one of the important activities in the Transportation Management for a shipper.

In SAP S/4HANA Cloud, we have only one flavor of the planning i.e., Manual Planning.  As the name suggests Manual Planning allows you to manually create or change a transportation plan. To create a transportation plan, you assign requirement documents, for example freight units, to capacities, for example vehicle resources. The system creates capacity documents, for example freight orders, which you can process further.

Based on the selection criteria, the manual planning is done in the “Transportation Cockpit”.

In SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108 release, a new role called Dispatcher is introduced which is used by the planner to login to the S4HCE system and plan the transportation activities. The SAP Fiori app “Transportation Cockpit” is introduced to perform manual planning.

In my example, have taken Outbound scenario where the sales representative has received an order for 100 chocolates boxes to be delivered to a customer on a specific date. A transportation demand (Freight Unit) is created. Now, planner needs to plan the transportation demand based on the available resource. We shall see, how we can perform Manual Planning in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108.

Steps to perform the Manual Planning in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108.

Planner Login to the SAP Firoi launch pad using the role “dispatcher”.

In the “Dispatching” group and planner access the app “Transportation Cockpit”.

A “Transportation Cockpit: Selection Criteria” screen is displayed where he needs to maintain the selection criteria.

In the Selection Criteria he enters the following:

  • Under “Freight Unit Stages” from the drop down selects Freight Unit, enters the created Freight Unit.
  • Under “Vehicle Type”, enters the vehicle resource which is required.
  • Clicks Continue

A “Transportation Cockpit” screen is displayed.

On the Transportation Cockpit, planner will see the four sections Freight Unit Stages, Trucks, Road Freight Orders, Road Freight Order Hierarchy. Under Freight Unit Stages, all the Freight Units selected in section criteria also under Trucks, the selected vehicle.

Planner selects the Freight Units and the Truck and clicks button “Assign Selected Items”.

A Freight Order with $1 gets created under the section “Road Freight Orders”.

Planner saves the Freight Order by clicking save.

Summary:

Now, you should be able to understand how planner can perform manual planning on SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2108 and so on systems.

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      Author's profile photo Chandrashekhar Tipre
      Chandrashekhar Tipre

      Nice blog-post on this key topic with a solution released thru 2108 as a gap filler & awaited for some time .

      Author's profile photo Thomas Naumann
      Thomas Naumann

      In case, an SAP Learning Hub subscription exists, check also the Learning Journey available for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Transportation Management. In the E-Learning of course S4C95 you will find 12 SAP Enable Now simulations distributed across the 9 units of the course explaining the most relevant business activities.

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