Contents

Introduction – Automatic Packing ................................................................................................................ 2
Configuration steps ....................................................................................................................................... 2
Define Keys for Packing Instructions ......................................................................................................... 2
Create new Access Sequence .................................................................................................................... 5
Define Determination Type for packing instructions ................................................................................ 7
Define Procedure for Packing instructions Determination ....................................................................... 9
Requirement Routines for Automatic Packing ................................................................................... 10
Maintain Packing Transaction Profile ..................................................................................................... 11
Important Notes .................................................................................................................................. 11
Create Packing Instructions .................................................................................................................... 14
What is a Check profile? ..................................................................................................................... 17
Define Packing Instruction determination record .................................................................................. 18
Activate Automatic packing for delivery type ......................................................................................... 20














Introduction – Automatic Packing
As the name specifies, this can be used to pack FG materials automatically; based on pre-defined set of
instructions. Once those instructions are configured, at delivery creation point, materials will be packed
automatically.
Configuration steps
Please note the configuration relate to automatic packing is fully based on the condition technique in
SAP, just like pricing, text, outputs, etc.
Define Keys for Packing Instructions
This is same as defining condition tables in pricing.
IMG Path:

In this step you have to create a table to set up relevant packing instruction


 Enter a number between 501 to 999 to create your own table
In this example I’m going to set my packing instructions based on the materials. Therefore I have to
create the table for material only.
To create, double click on the relevant field in the table. Then it’ll appear in the
table.


 Once done, press to generate

You can add new fields to from below node

Create new Access Sequence
This is also same as in pricing.
IMG Path:


 Create a new access sequence - ID and name

 Click on node and add relevant tables


 Double click on for each table, before you save


Define Determination Type for packing instructions
Here you have to link your access sequence to relevant packing instructions.


Not like in pricing, here you don’t have a separate node to create condition type. You have to create and
assign relevant access sequence in same window.




Define Procedure for Packing instructions Determination
IMG Path:

 Create a new procedure


 Highlight it and go to node.

 Add relevant condition types to the procedure.
 Once done, Save
Requirement Routines for Automatic Packing
Like in pricing here also you can define requirement routines and assign those to relevant conditions.
You can define your own routine from below IMG path:


By clicking on button, you can create new routines.
Maintain Packing Transaction Profile
Now you need to add your packing determination procedure to packing transaction profile.
Important Notes
In pricing we have to assign our condition determination procedure to relevant sales area, document
pricing procedure and customer pricing procedure combination.
But in automatic packing, you don’t have such an option given. It’s always attached to “Packing
transaction profile”
Though you have an option of creating a new profile in this node, it won’t work inside packing. You have
to always assign your “Packing Determination Procedure” to standard procedure SAP has given.
For example, for outbound deliveries, it’s always “0002 - Outbound Delivery”

If you create a new profile and assign you procedure to it, and then try to create automatic packing,
you’ll get a error like this in packing screen.

For more info: Please refer the documentation given under IMG node.
Standard settings
The profiles are set as standard in the system. You can change the descriptions and the settings for each
profile. However, you cannot create new profiles, delete existing ones, or change the assignment of
profile to application.
IMG Path:

Assign your Packing Determination Procedure to relevant standard Profile given.
To do that;
 Select relevant profile


 Click on
 Enter your profile

 Save

Now you need to create relevant packing instruction master data.
This comes under SAP Easy access menu.

Create Packing Instructions
Tx: POP1
SAP Easy Access Path:

 Enter an ID for Packing Instructions


 Press Enter
 Enter Short text as description

 You need to add the relevant packing materials first with Item category “P” under “Component”
field

 Then you need to add the FG’s there are to be packed in this packing material

 Save

You’ll get a message as below

This is because you haven’t assigned a Check profile to your packing instructions.
You can process by selecting
If you select you’ll be directed to relevant screen where you have to maintain the
Check Profile.

 Save
 You’ll get a message like this


What is a Check profile?
You use these inspection profiles to define the packing status of an HU template. In the inspection
profile, you assign packing statuses to the possible ways in which an HU template can vary from a
packing instruction (variances). For example, an HU template for which the target quantity is fallen short
of can be assigned status 'Faulty', if you have specified in the corresponding inspection profile that this
variance causes an error.
You assign an inspection profile to a packing instruction. When you create an HU template with this
packing instruction, the system assigns the template a packing status, according to the inspection profile
settings.
The packing status of an HU template consists of the individual packing statuses, the worst packing
status of all of the sub-HUs determining the packing status of the HU template as a whole.
To define your own Inspection profile, go to below IMG path:

Standard profile “01 - SAP STANDARD” is there.
You can copy that and create your own one.


Here you can set different status messages that you want to appear in each case.
Eg:
You cannot create a handling unit from an HU template with the status "Packing instruction violated".
Define Packing Instruction determination record
This is like the condition master record in pricing. (VK11). Here you have to enter relevant packing
instructions against the determination type.



 Enter determination type

 Select relevant combination (based on the access sequence defined)


 Press Enter
 Enter “Packing Instruction” against the “Material”

Activate Automatic packing for delivery type
As the final step you have to activate automatic packing for the delivery type.
IMG path:

 Go in to your delivery type
 Mark for the relevant delivery type


Now to test this.
Create a sales order for the FG.
Go to VL01N and create delivery document.
Once you go in to the delivery document press option
You should be able to see that all FG’s are packed automatically.



Note:
If you didn’t mark the in the delivery type, you won’t see this automatic packing.
Instead you can select button at delivery document to pack according to packing instructions. In
that case, system won’t ask you to enter packing material. Instead it automatically checks relevant
packing instructions and pack accordingly.

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