Deliveries created in the system usually have a planning nature, at least initially. In other words, deliveries are the basis for warehouse or transportation planning activities. During delivery processing, it may become necessary to divide up a delivery because of workload planning for picking or the loading capacity limitations of a means of transport, for example. Until now, this was accomplished by making manual changes to the delivery and then, in a separate step, combining the remaining item quantities to create a new delivery. The subsequent outbound-delivery split function simplifies this process by accomplishing the same thing in one step. An existing delivery can be split anytime you discover that the delivery contains too many items or is too large to be processed in subsequent functions (picking, goods issue, transportation planning). Prerequisites
In order to use the subsequent delivery function, you must first make the necessary settings in the Implementation Guide (IMG) under Logistics Execution Shipping Deliveries in the Subsequent delivery split [Ext.] activity. Pay particular attention to the conditions specified in the “Requirements” section of the documentation in the above link.
For example, a delivery split is only allowed if the delivery has a certain status. The delivery split cannot take place if the shipment is completed, or if any goods movements, billing documents or picking quantities yet to be confirmed (at least for the item’s split quantity) exist.
Range of Functions
You can use the subsequent outbound-delivery split to divide existing deliveries into several other deliveries. This function is especially useful, for example, if a smaller means of transport han you expected is all that is available at loading time. You can split handling units, delivery items that have not been packed yet, or even partial quantities of delivery items that have not been packed yet. There is always an option of running a
simulation of the split beforehand.
During the subsequent outbound-delivery split, the system checks the status (no goods
movements or billing documents, for example), confirms characteristics (delivery groups and correlation), copies data (texts), calculates attributes (volume and weight) and carries out determinations (outputs). The split result controls which delivery items are grouped together in the same delivery. All remaining items make up the split remainder.
Carrying out a Subsequent Delivery Split
Just before you begin loading a delivery, for example, you notice that the means of transport is
smaller than the one that was scheduled to take on this delivery. So, you decide to split a
planned delivery into several smaller deliveries. Your colleagues who are working at the loading
ramp specify the delivery items (or handling units) that will actually be loaded onto the means of
transport. The shipping documents, goods movement postings and billing documents should be
created based on the quantity that was actually loaded. The rest of the delivery items will be
included in another shipment at a later time.
Selecting outbound deliveries that are to be split
1. From shipping [Ext.], choose Outbound Delivery Change Subsequent Split (Outbound
2. Enter a split profile in the Split paramtrs section.
The split profile combines all the settings that you made in the Implementation Guide
(IMG) and applies them to the current split process. You can predefine a split profile with
user parameter LEDSP_PMODE.
3. Use the other sections on this screen to further limit the delivery selection. For example, if
you know which outbound delivery you want to select, you can enter its delivery number in
the Document data section.
4. Choose Execute to start the delivery selection.
If there are no outbound deliveries that meet the selection criteria that you specified, a
message to that effect will appear.
Carrying out the subsequent outbound-delivery split
1. Define the delivery items or quantities that are to be split in one of the following ways:
Double-click a delivery item to split the entire item quantity from the original delivery
If you want to split the entire quantity of a delivery item from the original delivery,
choose that item by double-clicking it.
The system assigns this item a number, which appears in the list as a current split
Enter a split result number to split the entire item quantity from the original delivery
Enter a four-digit number of your choice in the Result field.
You can use the result number to control the combination of outbound deliveries that
are involved in the split. If you assign the same result number to the delivery items in
one outbound delivery, these items will remain together and appear in the same split
result after the split. If delivery items have different result numbers, the split
distributes them among several outbound deliveries.