You receive demand for several customer locations in a consolidated way. The request is to either ship to the specified customer locations directly or to the customer’s distribution center. In the latter case you have to enable quick handling (cross docking) in the customer’s distribution center so that forwarding to the final destinations can be performed faster.
Multi Ship-to orders allow to capture demand for one material for several delivery parties without the need to create multiple line items of that material.
Generally, a customer may include large corporate groups with many of their own intermediate distribution centers or ship-to customers depending on them. You can maintain regular business relations with all distribution centers of such a corporation, if the distribution centers and the corporation hold the same functions, for example, as a sold-to customer, a ship-to customer, and a payer.
In addition, you can accommodate orders from a corporation, in which the corporation orders goods for direct delivery to one of the following:
- Ship-to customers:
- The corporation specifies how many pieces of a certain material each ship-to customer receives.
- Intermediate distribution center:
Here, the distribution center takes over the actual delivery to the final destination of the customers associated with this distribution center. In this case, the distribution center is identical to the corporation or a certain customer. Even in this special case, the corporation specifies the materials and the quantity each customer receives. You flag these deliveries in your warehouse for easy recognition of what and how much each customer is to receive, so that the distribution center can deliver the goods to them as fast as possible.
In case the customer uses the mark-for option the explosion report will create as many child documents as there mark-for parties. Because they all have the same delivery address the goods can be delivered together to the customer's distribution center. The customer facilitates the distribution to the sales locations
In case the customer uses the ship-to option the explosion report will create as many child documents as there ship-tos. After supply assignment individual delivery documents will be created and the goods are delivered directly to the customer's locations.
You can navigate to the Multi Ship-to Order tab in one of the following ways:
- Goto → Multi Ship-to Order → Ship-to Details.
- Double-click the item on the Sales tab. On the Change Item Data screen, you can select the Multi Ship-to Order tab.
You can use the MSO Explosion report (transaction
FSH_MSO) to create individual child sales orders for the Ship-to customer or for the mark for customer that you entered for the items in the main multi ship-to order.
When a main multi ship-to order is exploded, the system transfers all the requirements you created in the main MSO document to the individual child orders.
The system creates an individual order for each Ship-to customer or mark for customer you entered in the multi ship-to order. If there is more than one item in the main MSO document with the same Ship-to customer, the system combines all items and generates a single order for this Ship-to customer. The system copies the items and schedule lines with the confirmed quantity included in the main MSO document for the Ship-to customer or mark for customer to every individual child order.