Smart Temperature Tracking for Sensitive Shipments Safely with Descartes MacroPoint

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  1. Shipment Costing Tracks Freight Expenses with Improved Accuracy

    SAP shipment costing functionality available within standard SAP Transportation Management can help you track, manage, and reduce transportation costs more efficiently. See how to effectively manage shipment cost estimates during order entry and shipment costing during transportation processing. This functionality enables you to get an accurate view of your company’s transportation costs and is helpful...…

  2. Plan Complex Shipments Using Transportation Leg Planning

    Learn a step-by-step procedure for configuring transportation legs across the supply chain, planning for these shipments, and determining the costs involved with a real-life example. Even though transportation leg planning is well integrated with various SAP modules, in most companies this activity is handled in bits and pieces by the logistics, sales, and finance teams....…

  3. How to Configure Shipment Cost as a Delivery Cost for an Accurate Valuation of Inventory

    Transportation costs related to inbound deliveries represent an important consideration in inventory value and need to be taken into account. Learn how to configure settings to customize shipments costs as delivery costs. Key Concept Shipment costs are not directly transferred to the accounting department, but are included in the materials management (MM) goods receipt document...…

  4. How to Use Collective Processing with Business Criteria to Create a Shipment Document

    The creation of a transport (shipment) document represents a very important step in the distribution chain. Generation of this document is based on numerous factors. Learn how using collective processing can help you save time when creating a shipment document. Key Concept Collective processing allows the generation of documents (shipment documents). This functionality enables you...…

  5. Ask the SCM Expert: Reduce Shipment Costs by Consolidating Deliveries

    Delivery consolidation is a widely useful but largely undocumented procedure. Learn an expert-tested method to set up consolidated shipping for your customers. Key Concept I have been struggling with consolidated shipments. SAP seems to do a pretty good job defining the delivery process and how it is configured, but the use of shipments to group...…

  6. Avoid Inventory Discrepancies: Document Your Subcontracting Material Shipments

    Find out how you can enhance the R/3 and mySAP ERP Central Component subcontracting process to document the transfer of materials involved in subcontracting orders. This process allows you to link the provision of subcontracting components to a specific subcontracting order so you always know how much of your product the subcontracting vendor has on...…

  7. Reap the Benefits of Drop Shipment with an Easy Implementation Method

    Drop shipment can result in enormous cost savings by eliminating the need for physical inventory. Many companies are just discovering its benefits, as well as the supporting SCM resources they already have in place. Learn how to leverage these resources to get the drop shipment process running quickly and easily. Key Concept Drop shipment allows...…

  8. Smart Temperature Tracking for Sensitive Shipments Safely with Descartes MacroPoint

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    Ensuring the integrity of temperature-sensitive goods during transit is crucial for preserving product quality and safety, whether it is perishable food, life-saving medications, or delicate plants. However, shippers often struggle with challenges, such as handling a high volume of refrigerated carriers, managing delayed and manual data communication, and coping with portal and data overload. These…

  9. Streamline Inbound Freight Costing in 5 Steps

    See how to map the inbound transportation process in R/3 and mySAP ERP Central Component. Then, walk through the configuration steps necessary to automate how the system calculates and settles inbound freight costs. Key Concept A shipment cost document holds the total shipment costs associated with a particular shipment (e.g., freight costs, fuel surcharges, and...…

  10. Adapt Shipments to Production Variance with Dynamic Transport Load Building

    Learn how a transportation planner at a production facility can leverage a custom tool in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) to be able to accurately match up shipments that are planned for arrival from out of the facility with the actual production output. Key Concept Stock transport orders (STOs) represent the shipments planned...…