SAP Sales Order Delivery Status vs Overall Delivery Status

If you’re writing an ‘Open Orders’ report, chances are you are intersted in the delivery status of your Sales Order.  You man have noticed that there are two delivery statuses (stati?) found on the Sales Document Header and Item level: “Delivery Status” and the “Overall Delivery Status”. What do these statuses represent?  Read on to learn more about the SAP Sales Order Delivery Status fields.

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SAP Subcontracting PO Delivery Setup

Subcontracting is a critical process for many organizations, and from an SD consultant’s perspective it’s quite unique.  Let’s take a closer look at the handoff from Purchasing to the SD Delivery.  Read on for more about the SAP Subcontracting PO Delivery Setup.

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SAP Delivery Quantity Fields Demystified

Picking, Packing, Shipping… Seems straightforward, right? But when you introduce batch splitting and factor in product availability issues, reporting against delivery quantities can be a challenge. But there are some interesting fields that exist under the hood that can help you build a more powerful report. I have previously demystified Sales Order Date fields.  This time, let’s dive into SAP Delivery Quantity fields.

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SAP: Restrict results in VL10 with the SAP Delivery Due Index

Within the Logistics Execution module, there are few functions as important as Delivery Creation. After all, you can’t bill for what you don’t ship.  Even within S/4 Hana, the VL10 transactions seem to offer the best, most flexible way to create deliveries.  But what if you need to adjust the way SAP selects delivery scope in these transactions?  Read on to see how I used the SAP Delivery Due Index routine to filter out certain deliveries from the list.

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SAP Infographic: SAP Logistics Scheduling

I’ve previously attempted to demystify SAP Sales Order dates, but this topic seems to arise time and time again.  I decided to put the Sales Order / Logistics scheduling dates on a handy timeline to help explain the mechanics of SAP Logistics Scheduling.  Read on.

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New SAP SD Reference Guide Content: SAP Notes

I’ve been playing a bit of catch up this week.  I’ve got a rather large backlog of articles to publish.  Today, I’m starting with some new content in my SAP SD Reference Guide series:  SAP SD Reference Guide: SAP Notes

SAP Notes are available to those with SAP S# user ID’s.  You can review them here.

Enjoy!

SAP: Working with Change Records in SD

One of the best weapons in a support consultant’s arsenal is the ability to review document changes.  Sometimes, being able to build a precise timeline around occurrences of an issue can be crucial to finding a solution.  Let’s discuss more about the structure and use of SAP change records in Sales and Distribution.

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SAP: Route, Leg, and Packing Determination

I recently took a trip into my own personal way-back machine — an old Western Digital Passport drive — and found this golden oldie:  A diagram I made years ago in MS Visio illustrating the intricate complexities of SAP’s Route, Leg and Packing determination.

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SAP Inventory Tables

Inventory. It’s difficult to think of a single topic more important to more people than this.  Buyers, Customer Service, and Production Planners all care about what’s available and what isn’t.  And, of course, there’s the warehouse personnel that keep everything flowing whose lives revolve around inventory. For most situations, a quick stock overview is sufficient, but many times you need to get a closer look at inventory through queries or custom reports.  Here are the tables you need to know about.

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SAP: Sales Document Date Fields Demystified

It’s not uncommon for me to receive questions regarding  date fields on SAP Sales Orders.  That should not be surprising considering that users will be confronted by no less than 10 date fields during normal order maintenance.  That number can rise to more than 15 depending on how you slice the numbers.  In this article, I will explore these date fields and how they impact other activities.  Read on for more on Sales Document Date Fields.

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