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EWM – Vendor Returns Process – Returns Delivery Vs Returns PO

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

  • Comparation

Prerequisite

  • Active BC Set – /SCWM/DLV_OUTBOUND_RETURN

Configuration

General Customizing

  • 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

EWM Customizing

  • 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

Master data

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.

Testing

Vendor Returns – Using Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery

Step 1: Create Return Delivery Ref to Inbound

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDI

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

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Note: Stock is taken from GR-ZONE to GI-ZONE

Step 3: Post GI 

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

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

Tcode: ME21N

Select PO type – PO Return and mark Item as Return Item

Step 2: Create Outbound Delivery

Tcode: VL10B

Step 3: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Step 4: Post GI 

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

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.

Regards,

Van Dang

Reference

Returns PO

https://help.sap.com/doc/cd4e70ed816d46aba0661d1cd5c1eabb/3.6/en-US/de6a3d45bb814393b04cff7fd6b9aefd.html

Returns Delivery

https://help.sap.com/viewer/91b21005dded4984bcccf4a69ae1300c/2020.000/en-US/e263bd534f22b44ce10000000a174cb4.html