We have a few questions regarding the differences between Basic and Advanced TM in an On-Premise S/4Hana (1909) environment. It would already be a great help if only some of these questions could be answered. The customer is managing his own trucks for different stages of multiple transportation chains.
Ultimately, we are tyring to answer whether Basic TM would be sufficient or if Advanced TM is needed.
please find note "3065464-Definition: Basic Shipping vs basic Transportation Management vs advanced Transportation Management", which describes basic shipping vs advanced" for official SAP documentation on supported functionality.
Maybe some feedback and questions in regards to your points (again no official SAP communication, that one is above:) )
1. The topic of transportation chain in general is not covered 1:1 in TM compared to LE-TRA (yet?), the question is in regards to your business case, what you want to achieve with a single document for full transport. If this is to cover a multimodal transport with pre- main- on-carriage, in general you can use freight bookings in basic shipping. What is not supported is the functionality of stage-wise invoicing carrier. So as long as you invoice via your header carrier in this scenario and not for every stage of the transport individually, basic shipping should be fine.
2.Optimizer planning and with it incremental planning is only part of advanced shipping and receiving, if you need a process where you create Freight Orders up-front, I think there is nothing to support in standard basic shipping. My recommendation would be an enhancement in a Freight Unit Builder post method(this can be achieved modification free via process controler framework), that looks for existing freight orders matching the grouping criteria you have(probably date and source location) and do an assignment of new freight units.
3.Here I would need to know, which scanners you are reffering to for which process.
4.While basic shipping does not include the optimizer it does included the embedded scheduler(find a posting about it here(Link to Blog). The scheduler should consider factory calenders and opening hours and therefore the time constraints your are looking for. In regards to capacities, the scheduler + manual planning does not consider capacities(otherwise it would very much go in the optimizer space), but you can use equipment with capacities and the system will calculate the utilization of this equipment, so the user has an indication during manual planning that truck is not overloaded.
5.Sorry, here I also would need some more context on what you mean with loading carrying devices. My best guess would be pallets etc. that are not represented via handling units?! In that case local package items are supported in basic shipping.
Hope this helps.
Is it technically possible to put a Freight Unit in multiple Freight Orders (like you'd put a one Outbound Delivery in mutiple LE-TRA shipments)? Physically my case repesents some cross docking (but we don't want to make all inbound and outbound deliveries). It's Handling Units going from 1 truck into another (mixed with materials from the 'cross docking' warehouse itself). When I'm manually trying in the transportation cockpit, the system moves my delivery from the first to the second....