Route schedule determination
Dear sap gurus,
what is route schedule determination?
what will happen if we activate in sales doc type, shipping point and delivery type?
Kindly explain in a easier language.
Using a route schedule, you can control periodic customer deliveries of a particular shipping point to different ship-to parties (for example, customers or stores) in a certain sequence on a certain defined route. The planning is based on calendar weeks. The period unit is a day. Also, route schedules have a goods issue time.
The route schedule function supports the following processes:
Periodic deliveries from a shipping point to stores or customers are planned in advance on the basis of calendar weeks and weekdays, also without reference to particular deliveries.
You adapt the schedules in the specific cases to the planning. For example, you can plan a GI date for a Monday at 8 ou2019clock, without knowing the exact date or the delivery.
On the basis of this planning, deliveries that are to leave the warehouse at the same time are combined into groups. In Shipping you can thus distribute the workload by processing these groups.
Example : Say You want to send some good to Hyderabad, vijaywada, warangal from chennai. Say the goods are a truck of bicycles.
1 truck can take 500 Cycles,
Dealer in Vijaywada needs 150
Dealer in Warangal needs 200
Dealer in hyderadb needs 150
You scheduled Truck to leave at 6 o clock Monday,
Then thye system will automatically determine the route times and schedule
the output will look like
Unloading point Travel time
Vijaywada 10 hrs
Warangal 5 hrs
Hyderabad 5 hrs
You can display all deliveries for a particular route schedule on a particular day, for a particular shipping point, and so on. In this way, for example, you can choose picking lists on the basis of route schedules.
If you will actuvate route schedule in Sales order , Delivery
The route schedule is displayed in the header data of the delivery. For each delivery within the route, the system prints the expected date and the expected time of the delivery (on the basis of the local time at the original shipping point) on the delivery note; the goods issue date is used for the goods issue posting and the stock valuation.
Route Schedule Determination
If exactly one route schedule is defined for a particular combination of requirements, then the system will use this.
For each combination of requirements for the route schedule determination, you can define several route schedules.
In the case of a delivery without a preceding document, the system determines the route schedule with the earliest delivery time at the ship-to party.
In the case of deliveries based on preceding documents (for example, stock transfer orders), the system searches for the route schedule that is nearest to the planned date/time of the delivery. The system uses the following search algorithm:
- If a route schedule exists for the specified time, this is assigned to the delivery.
- If there is no route schedule for the time specified, the system searches for the previous route schedule up to the GI time.
- If there is no route schedule from the GI time to the planned time, the system searches for the next route schedule in the future and assigns this to the delivery.