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Define Routes and Stages in SAP

This tutorial explains step by step procedure to define Routes and maintains Stages for Routes in SAP SD.

What are Routes in SAP SD?

Routes are one of the important activities in SAP SD. It acts as a basis for creating and planning shipments in the SAP system. It is also also a basis for selecting upcoming deliveries. 

Users can use Routes to know the means of transport ie. train, truck, etc.

What are the Stages in SAP SD?

Stages are the details about the geographical factors for any shipment. Stages are used as a basis for the calculation of shipment costs.

How to Define Routes in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define routes in SAP SD:

Execute t-code SPRO in the SAP command field

SPRO

Next, click the SAP Reference IMG button on the taskbar

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP menu path

Logistics Execution → Transportation → Basic Transportation Function → Routes → Define Routes → Define Routes and Stages

sap img path

On the next window, you will see the list of previously defined routes on your SAP system

List of Routes

Next, click the  New Entries button to define new routes

New enteries

Now enter the Route id and its Identification, Processing, and Scheduling details.

Route Details

Once all the above details are entered click the Save button to save the details

SAVE

Now select your Customization Request id ad press Enter to proceed further

Customization id

A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen implying that a new route has been defined.

Data was saved

Maintain Stages for All Routes

Execute t-code SPRO in the SAP command field

SPRO

Next, click the SAP Reference IMG button on the taskbar

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP menu path

Logistics Execution → Transportation → Basic Transportation Function → Routes → Define Routes → Maintain Stages for all routes.

sap img path

Next enter the following details:

  • Route
  • Stage Category
  • Departure Point
  • Destination Point, etc.

maintian stage

Once all the details are entered click the Execute button

Execute