After the freight orders and freight bookings have been created, planned and subcontracted, the final step prior to its physical execution is the creation of deliveries. In order to start the execution, deliveries with reference to the sales/purchase/stock transport order(s) have to be created.
In the outbound process (rsp. the outbound side of the replenishment process), the delivery needs to be picked in the warehouse and goods issue can be posted. This is done by the shipping specialist. In the inbound process (rsp. the inbound side of the replenishment process), the quantities of the inbound delivery need to be confirmed for putaway and goods receipt needs to be posted. This is done by the receiving specialist.
There are two ways to create deliveries. The first option is to use the Create Deliveries background report to create deliveries automatically. Deliveries can be created for planned freight units only. You can schedule delivery creation jobs according to the following parameters:
You can specify an immediate start, or a subsequent start date and time, for a delivery creation job. You can define a recurrence pattern for the creation of deliveries specifying how often you want a delivery creation job to run. You can specify restrictions that control, for example, whether the delivery creation job runs on a non-working day.
Alternatively, to the batch jobs, you can trigger the delivery creation for selected freight orders manually in the Manage Freight Orders app or for selected freight bookings in the Manage Ocean/Air Freight Bookings apps.
When the delivery is created it is inserted into the document flow between the sales/purchase/stock transport order and the freight unit.
The delivery is the basis for any warehousing activities. The delivery is picked in the warehouse. The materials can be packed for transportation using handling unit management. Finally, the goods issue is posted.
Watch the simulation Create Outbound Delivery to learn more about the system-related activities.