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Automatic GRN from Inbound Shipment Document

SAP Logistics Execution

Shipment documents for inbound processing of shipments are created with reference to inbound delivery. Inbound delivery is created either manually or automatically in the background against PO / PO Line items / Vendor.

Most of the case when shipments are handled using LE module , have EXW as inco term and the goods supplier needs to be paid once items are picked by Freight forwardered.

In SAP for paying the Goods Supplier , GRN needs to be posted. GRN can be posted either directly against PO or from inbound delivery or from shipment document stages.

The most optimized process would be to post the GRN automatically when shipment document is created and we can control the stage in which GRN to be posted.

This document explains various settings required for posting GRN directly from shipment document once planning stage is completed.


Configuration Changes:

Activity Profile Configuration : SPRO --> Logistics Execution --> Transportation --> Shipments --> Define and assign Activity Profiles


Create / Maintain new profile with Goods Posting option. 

Θ Note : Variant can be maintained in any stage Eg : At Check In..

 At the required step enter the variant name and click on maintain

The other option is to create variant for program : RV56ABST using SE38 and select the variant in the above configuration screen.

Note : The option specified Goods issue referring to Outbound delivery process . Selecting this indicator will post goods issue incase of inbound delivery processing.


Configuration Errors

Storage location mandatory for posting goods receipt. Creation of GRN from shipment document failure

VL 601

- Storage location is copied from PO. Maintain the sloc in PO

Note : Sloc cannot be maintained in inbound delivery if not maintained in PO and / or PO is created without material code


- Modify line item copy routine for inbound delivery and default storage location.


Document Reference

Default Storage Location in Inbound Delivery using enhancement

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