You have activated Service Parts Management (SPM) and you have configured your ERP system in a way that the replenishment deliveries are created automatically after saving a stock transport order (STO).
However, the shipping dates of the outbound delivery are not calculated correctly: All dates are set to the planned delivery date of the STO. Consequently, picking in the supplying warehouse only starts when the delivery is already supposed to arrive in the receiving warehouse.
Incorrect default settings in the delivery creation profile.
The automatic delivery creation uses backend functionality of transaction VL10 for collective processing of stock transport orders and sales orders. For this activity, the system uses the following default parameters:
- Shipping due date processing scenario STOA;
- Delivery creation profile STOA.
However, the delivery creation profile STOA is not correctly configured in the standard customizing provided by SAP. Due to the wrong configuration the scheduling service in SCM APO is not called during delivery creation.
Change the settings in the delivery creation profile STOA as follows:
- Go to the Implementation Guide (IMG) and start the activity: Logistics Execution -> Service Parts Management -> Outbound Process -> Conversion of Unchecked Deliveries -> Maintain Parameters for Creating Deliveries.
- Mark the entry STOA amd navigate to the detail view.
- Activate the flag "Georoute and Mass ATP Check Active".
- Save your settings.
The changed settings only affect newly created delivery documents. To repair already existing deliveries, complete them by setting the quantity to zero and posting goods issue. You may then create new replenishment deliveries with correct shipping dates by running transaction VL10B. Consider the settings mentioned above also for the delivery creation profile which is used for VL10B.
Note: If you are using the automatic delivery creation scenario in a standard system without SPM functionality you must not activate the mass ATP flag if you want to use route determination and scheduling in ERP.