We were never so satisfied with the explanation of SAP delivery contracts until we found it in the book Supply Chain Management with SAP APO. Behold: A delivery plan describes a fixed schedule that breaks down deliveries or deliveries and their dates. It can also schedule recurring payments or details when regular payments are due in relation to deliveries. Most delivery plans have a deadline, but some indicate that deliveries should continue until one or both parties wish to terminate the contract. Since a delivery plan is a legal document, the system asks you to fill out the validity data: after being sent to SAP APO via SAP ERP`s CIF, they are planned and, when the planning results (purchases with SAP delivery contracts as source) return to SAP ERP, they become purchases in SAP ERP. A validation profile is used to determine the period during which sharing (delivery modes) of a delivery plan is generated and transmitted to the creditor. It also controls the parity of the versions; Aggregation of expected quantities from the day after the date of availability; and conducting a tolerance test. Use this option to find out the current status of the delivery plan: Delivery plan status As the delivery plan contains delivery dates and quantities, deliveries are based on the quantity delivered. Let`s first look at the details of the delivery in the delivery plan: Delivery details in the delivery plan Those who work with the traditional approach to customize delivery plans in SAP know that defining types and categories as well as maintaining exit profiles can be a fight if you don`t know what you`re doing. The above information should be a reminder for those who are in the acquisition and introduction for those who started with SAP. You can see the “Sell the Party” and “Ship-to Party” fields at the top left of the screen.
A sold party can have several ship-to-parties. If many ship-to-parties are linked to a sold part, a dialog box appears on the delivery plan screen.