delivery in MM
please explain about inbound and outbound delivery with examples.
Inbound delivery does not necessarily mean goods receipt. INBOUND DELIVERY in SAP pertains to all incoming goods, which may refer to either a vendor delivery or a return of a rejected delivery to a customer. It may cover the schedules of deliveries from your vendors/suppliers or even a rejected delivery to a customer.
The GOODS RECEIPT portion pertains to the time that you are in the process of receiving the goods (either as a delivery or as a return item). Hence, movement type would vary.
The outbound delivery forms the basis for goods issue posting. The data required for goods issue posting is copied from the outbound delivery into the goods issue document, which cannot be changed manually. Any changes must be made in the outbound delivery itself. In this way, you can be sure that the goods issue document is an accurate reflection of the outbound delivery.
When you post goods issue for an outbound delivery, the following functions are carried out on the basis of the goods issue document:
Warehouse stock of the material is reduced by the delivery quantity.
Value changes are posted to the balance sheet account in inventory accounting.