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Use of Combination Resources in SAP TM

In this blog I will focus on the setup for the usage of the Combination Resources (Truck + Trailer).

SAP TM, we use resources as Master Data and each of them can be use in different objects i.e planning and execution.

These are types of resources:

  • Calendar resource
  • Vehicle resource
  • Handling resource
  • Transportation unit resource


You can use resource classes to specify the kind of vehicle that is to be used for your transportation activities. When you enter the means of transport in the resource master data, the system automatically determines the resource class based on the means of transport.

The default values in for Resources category:

Transportation Mode Passive Default Resource Class
Road No Truck
Road Yes Trailer
Rail No Locomotive
Rail Yes Rail Car
Sea Not applicable Vessel
Air Not applicable Airplane

For that you need to create a Means of transport for Truck+Tralier and specify Trailer as Passive


Create MoT for Truck:

Create MoT for Trailer:


The Defnition of Combination of Resourses can be definied under this Customizing:



Here need to created Vehicle Group one for each means of transport and one for the combination.


And in the Combination one you map how is the sequence of the Truck + Trailer:


After making the customizing you need to create the resource in the Transaction /SCMTMS/RES01 – Resource

Insert the mane of your resource and create it:

Important to inform in the Combination Resource tab the same sequence you made in the customizing

Now, you can run your test! 😊

Refer to :

Definition of Combination Resources | SAP Help Portal

Definition of Resources | SAP Help Portal

Use of Combination Resources | SAP Help Portal

Hope that can help you.

Thanks and regards

Rogerio Lima.

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      Author's profile photo Bartosz Wrzaszczak
      Bartosz Wrzaszczak

      Hi, Rogerio Lima

      Very good blog

      I have a question. What should be the effect of planning such a resource?

      When planning for a combined resource, the VSR always creates trailer units ?

      I have a problem in which I need to plan transport for a truck + trailer + trailer. When planning a FU, VSR always places everything in the last trailer. although the truck and 1 trailer have loading capacity


      Bartosz Wrzaszczak

      Author's profile photo Rogerio Lima
      Rogerio Lima
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Bartosz,

      What do you have maintain in the Resource as master data in:

      Capacity view /Phys. Properties/Load Optimization

      here are the points to be consider for the VSR

      Use of Combination Resources | SAP Help Portal

      Rogerio Lima

      Author's profile photo Bartosz Wrzaszczak
      Bartosz Wrzaszczak

      Hi, Rogerio Lima

      I have parameter settings on the resource you are writing about.

      Resource 140 (has capacity set to 12 Tons) and trailer 6 Tons.


      Bartosz Wrzaszczak