SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process

Applies to:
Industries implementing “SAP Transportation Management 6.0”.

Summary
This article explains the process of Transportation Planning with VSR Optimizer in SAP TM6.0 Author: Hemantha Kumar Malladhi

Company: Intelligroup Asia Pvt. Ltd., Created on: 3 November 2008

Author Bio
Hemantha Kumar Malladhi is working as a Sr.Consultant with Intelligroup and has been part of SCM competency since March 2006.

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SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process

Table of Contents
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................3 Objective .........................................................................................................................................................3
Business Requirement .................................................................................................................................................3

Business scenario Example data .......................................................................................................................3 Transportation Planning Process .......................................................................................................................4 Create Shipment Request...............................................................................................................................4 Transportation Planning ..................................................................................................................................5 Optimizer Planning..........................................................................................................................................7 Tendering Process ........................................................................................................................................10 Disclaimer and Liability Notice..........................................................................................................................21

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From the Shipper’s perspective. SAP TM serves shippers as well as 3PL or Freight Forwarding industries. transportation execution. A business partner 122 is defined for this Customer. and confirmation.0) combines order quotation. SAP TM supports all modes and means of transport (Sea. Third Party Logistics Providers (3PL) or companies involved in freight forwarding on the other side need to look at improving revenue and maximizing their bottom-line.bpx. you can combine inbound and Outbound Transportation logistically and financially. We have a sales organization 50000635. Distribution Channel 10 and division 00 who are responsible for this Shipment Request. The new solution is designed in a way that both sides of a transportation process are covered. Customer is also defined as Location in TM and hence Destination Location is 000060124.sap. and freight charge management in one system. Objective The objective of this article is to explain how the Shipment request to move goods from one Location to another is Planned and tendering process will be carried out for this Shipment Request.e ability to plan new Transportation demands into existing shipments without re-planning everything. It supports different types of tendering such as peer to peer. broadcast and open tendering.sap. SAP TM has capability to adapt plan after execution of Transportation activities started. Business Requirement The business requires that a customer has ordered to move Goods from one Location to another location.sap. SAP Transportation Management 6.0 is a new Transportation Management solution designed specifically for logistics service providers and large shipping companies.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Introduction SAP TM 6.0 (SAP TM 6. tracking.sdn. transportation planning/dispatching. SAP TM offers higher Transparency on Profitability on both buying and selling side. A business partner 114 is defined for Shipping point 3100. SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .com | BPX . This Shipment request will be entered into the TM manually by TM User. It has ability to do Delta planning. i. Transportation Planning is carried out by TM Planner by Utilizing Vehicle Resources Optimally under the given constraints and Tendering process will be carried out for this Shipment. Finally Shipment order will be released to the Transportation service Provider to complete the Shipment. Business scenario Example data A customer 0000060124 has requested to ship the products from Source Location 3100. Shipper companies often want to minimize transportation costs or improve customer service. hence consignee will be 122 in the shipment request.boc. receipt. land and train).com 3 .com | BOC . air.Hence shipper is 114 and ordering party is also 114. From Logistics Service Provider’s perspective.

sap.sdn.com 4 .com | BPX .bpx.boc.com | BOC .sap.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Transportation Planning Process Create Shipment Request SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.

You will get Transportation Planning screen: Enter Planning Profile and Requirements Profile SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN . Transportation Planning Go to Dispatching node in SAP-Easy access and Click on Transportation Planning Transaction.com | BOC .sap.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on “Activate” button to Save and Activating the Shipment Request.bpx.sdn.com 5 .com | BPX .sap.boc.sap.

Note that we have a freight unit SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.com 6 .com | BOC .sdn.bpx.boc.com | BPX .sap. You will get Transportation planning screen with list of Freight units to be planned.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on Apply profiles Tab.sap.

com | BOC .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Optimizer Planning Click on the Optimizer Planning Tab: you will get VSR Optimization Screen Click on Execute icon: You will get the following result SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.sdn.sap.boc.sap.com | BPX .bpx.com 7 .

boc.bpx.com | BPX .sdn.sap.com 8 .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on Close tab: you will get Transportation planning screen: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.sap.com | BOC .

boc.sdn.sap.com | BOC .com | BPX .com 9 .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on Accept planning Tab to accept the Planning Result: You will get following result: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.sap.bpx.

com | BPX .sap.com | BOC . go to Subcontracting and Tendering Transaction in subcontracting node in SAP Easy Access: You will reach to the following screen: Click on Shipment orders (All): you will get all the shipment orders in the same screen: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .com 10 .boc.sdn.bpx.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Tendering Process To access Shipment order.sap.sap.

com | BOC .sap.com 11 .boc.bpx.sdn.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on Shipment order 125: Shipment order gets opened: Click on release tab on the Shipment Order. This step is required to initiate Tendering Process: Click on tendering tab on the same shipment order screen: Click on initiate tendering option: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .com | BPX .sap.sap.

sap.boc.sdn.sap.sap.com | BOC .com 12 .bpx.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process You will get tendering popup screen: Enter tendering manager Click on Configure Manually tab: you will get following screen with message Tendering is initiated: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .com | BPX .

com 13 .sap.bpx.sap.boc.sap.com | BPX .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on Tendering configuration tab: You will get maintain Process screen: Enter Template Value in the field and Click on Load Template tab in the Tendering Process configuration Template: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sdn.com | BOC .

SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process You will get following Tendering type in the Tendering Overview with list of Transportation service providers: Click on start tendering Tab: you will get following messages: TM system automatically creates Request for Supplier Shipment quote: To verify the Request for Supplier shipment quote.sap.com | BOC .sdn.sap.com | BPX .sap. go to Subcontracting and tendering transaction in subcontracting node: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .bpx.boc.com 14 .

boc.sap. Click on Request for shipment quote 31 SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .com | BOC .bpx.sdn.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on requests for Supplier Shipment quote (All): All the Requests for Supplier Shipment quotes are displayed.com 15 .com | BPX .sap.sap.

this Request for Supplier Shipment quote may be accepted or rejected. SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.sap.bpx. If the supplier accepts this request. we need to manually accept this RSSQ by clicking on Accept without changes tab.boc.com 16 .com | BPX .sdn. Assuming that supplier has accepted this quote. Based on his response.sap.com | BOC .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process This will be transmitted to supplier. Click on accept without changes tab. Supplier shipment quote is automatically created by the system after accepting Request for Supplier Shipment quote.

Click on Supplier shipment quote 55 SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .bpx.sap. Go to Subcontracting and tendering screen and Click on Supplier shipment quotes (all).sap.SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process To verify Supplier Shipment Quote.sdn.com | BOC .boc.com 17 .com | BPX .sap.

Go to Subcontracting and tendering screen and Click on Shipment orders (all) Click on Shipment order 125 SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .sap.sdn.sap.com | BOC .com 18 .com | BPX .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process To send the Shipment order to Transportation service providers.sap.boc.bpx.

sap.bpx.com | BOC .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Click on Send Order tab to transmit Shipment order to Transportation service providers.sap.com 19 .sap.sdn.boc. You will get following messages: SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .com | BPX .

0 For more information.com 20 . SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .boc. For more information. visit the Supply Chain Management homepage.com | BOC .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Related Content Transportation Management SAP-Help on TM 6. visit the Operations homepage.com | BPX .sap.sdn.bpx.sap.sap.

com | BPX .sdn.boc.sap.com 21 .SAP Transportation Management: Transportation Planning Process Disclaimer and Liability Notice This document may discuss sample coding or other information that does not include SAP official interfaces and therefore is not supported by SAP. SAP responsible or liable with respect to the content of this document. or seek to hold. and anyone using these methods does so at his/her own risk.sap. You agree that you will not hold.sap. including any liability resulting from incompatibility between the content within this document and the materials and services offered by SAP. code or methods suggested in this document. Changes made based on this information are not supported and can be overwritten during an upgrade. SAP offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the content of this technical article or code sample.com | BOC .bpx. SAP will not be held liable for any damages caused by using or misusing the information. SAP COMMUNITY NETWORK © 2008 SAP AG SDN .

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