Subcontracting Freight Orders

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Perform carrier selection

Carrier Selection

After you have created the road freight order by assigning freight units and / or truck types, you need to perform the carrier subcontracting. For this purpose, you can open the Manage Freight Orders app from the launchpad, or you can navigate to the detailed view of the freight order from the Transportation Cockpit app.

To perform carrier subcontracting, you need to enter additional information, such as the carrier and the purchase organization to the freight order. The system automatically determines the procuring company code, which is assigned to the purchasing organization. Moreover, it determines the shipper according to the procuring company code. The procuring company code is the company code that is responsible for the procurement of a transportation service from the carrier of a freight order. If you want to perform a settlement process, you must also enter the purchasing group.

You can also change information, such as the vehicle type by selecting the appropriate entry from the input help.

When you save your freight order, the system calculates the charges automatically. However, you can also trigger charge calculation manually from the list view or detailed view of the Manage Freight Orders app. This might be required, for example, when the freight agreement data has changed.

Watch the simulation Perform Carrier Selection to learn more about the system-related activities.

You can set the statuses according to the communication you have with your carrier, and you can view the status values that have been set on the Statuses tab. When you trigger the action Send to Carrier an EDI message will be triggered and send to the carrier.

Communication with Carriers

Communicate Freight Orders with Carriers

Freight orders need to be communicated to carriers as well as communication about freight orders needs to be received into SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition. While this can be done via phone and mail and entered manually into the system, a communication scenario using web services is available to automate this process. The table Web Services for Communication lists the process steps for which web services are offered along with its technical names.

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