SAP offers 2 different processes of Vendor Returns: returns with Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery and returns with Returns PO. So what is the difference? In this blogs I will compare this 2 processes with EWM steps.
Compare Vendor Return Process with Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound and Returns PO
- Overall Process with EWM steps
- Active BC Set – /SCWM/DLV_OUTBOUND_RETURN
- Set up confirmation Control Key
IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Set Up Confirmation Control
Assign 0004 as Quantity Difference Profile
IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Set Up Quantity Difference Profiles (GR Automotive)
IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Define Internal Confirmation Categories
- Shipping point determination
IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Basic Shipping Functions > Shipping Point and Goods Receiving Point Determination > Assign Shipping Points
- Define shipping data (For Returns PO)
IMG: Material Management -> Purchasing -> Purchase Order -> Set up Stock Transport Order -> Define Shipping Data for Plants
Need to create a BP as Customer for Plants and assign BP here.
- Check “Delivery Split” in delivery Type
IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Deliveries > Define Delivery Types
- Delivery Item Type Determination
IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Deliveries > Define Item Category Determination in Deliveries
- Mapping Delivery Type and Item Type S/4HANA & EWM
- Determine WPT for Return Doc Type
- Define Storage search sequence
Note: Assign GR Interims Storage Type 9010 to search sequence of Return Delivery
- Determine Storage Type search sequence
When using Returns PO, Vendor master data and Material Master data need some additional data as below.
- Vendor Master data:
For using Return Delivery, in Role Vendor, mark Vendor as Return Supplier.
For using Returns PO, maintain Customer roles for Sales.org & Distribution Channel. Assign Delivery Plant as plant where you returns stock.
- Material Master data:
For using Returns PO, maintain Sales View for material.
Vendor Returns – Using Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery
Step 1: Create Return Delivery Ref to Inbound
Before this step, a Inbound Delivery is created and GR is posted.
Stock is still in GR-ZONE, mean if you already putaway stock and confirmed putaway WT, you need manually transfer stock to GR Zone.
Step 2: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT
Note: Stock is taken from GR-ZONE to GI-ZONE
Step 3: Post GI
Post GI after picking is completed.
Note: Stock Type is Q3 (or F1)
Material Document with Mvt 122 is created in S/4HANA
Vendor Returns – Using Returns PO
Step 1: Create Retuns PO
Select PO type – PO Return and mark Item as Return Item
Step 2: Create Outbound Delivery
Step 3: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT
Step 4: Post GI
Post GI after picking is complete.
Note: Stock type is Q4 (or F2)
Material document is created with Mvt 161
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In which case will you use Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound or Returns PO? Feel free to question/comment on my Topics.