In SAP S/4HANA, creating an outbound delivery is the first step in the shipping process. In our example, that´s the task of Mark from the shipping department. Learn what you can manage with an outbound delivery, and how you create and process it.
Outbound deliveries are the basic documents for the various activities during the shipping process. An outbound delivery controls, supports, and monitors:
Picking goods (optional)
Packing goods (optional)
Transport planning via freight orders in SAP S/4HANA Transportation Management (optional)
Posting the goods issue
When creating an outbound delivery, you reference it to at least one sales order. This way, relevant information like material and quantity is copied from the sales order to the delivery document. The picking process involves taking goods from a storage location and staging the right quantity in a picking area where the goods will be prepared for shipping.
A delivery document has a similar structure to a sales document and is grouped into two levels: header and item level. In a delivery document, the data is distributed across these levels as follows:
At header level, you have the information for shipping processing included, such as ship-to party and deadlines. The document header data is valid for the entire document.
At item level, you have information such as the material, quantities, weights, and stock information. Each delivery document can contain several items, and the individual items can be controlled differently. Examples include material items, free-of-charge items, or text items.
How to Create an Outbound Delivery: System Demonstration
Learn how to create an outbound delivery in the following system demo.