Optimizing Transportation Planning
I have a request as describe as per following.
As-Is: User defined each destination (distributor) a Transportation Zone, with a predefined cost.
There are some small distributors, who raises small order. User want to utilize the truck load. Example: we have 3 distributors A, B, C (3 transportation zone A, B, C and cost pre-define A, B, C ). C is the farest. A is the closest, and B is in the middle way from A to C.
As of current practice, user ship stocks to the 3 distributors separately even the stock is much smaller than truck load (e.g: truck load capacity is 10 tons, but user ship only 2-3 or 4 tons). And the total cost to ship to 3 distributors separately is: Total cost= A+ B + C.
To-be: What User want to do is: shipping planer (in the WH) will be able to assign 3 shipments of 3 distributors to 1 shipping route to save cost, the total cost would be: Total cost = C (the farest)+ X + X. X is the cost for each drop during the way to C.
Would like to know standard SAP can cater the above requirement and how?
If not what's the alternative?
Thanks so much.