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Dang_Bao_Van
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SAP offers 2 different processes of Vendor Returns: returns with Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery and returns with Returns PO. So what is the difference? In this blogs I will compare this 2 processes with EWM steps.

My Testing is based on Embedded EWM - S/4HANA 1909.

 

Compare Vendor Return Process with Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound and Returns PO



  • Overall Process with EWM steps





  • Comparation



 

Prerequisite



  • Active BC Set - /SCWM/DLV_OUTBOUND_RETURN



Configuration


General Customizing



  • Set up confirmation Control Key


IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Set Up Confirmation Control

Assign 0004 as Quantity Difference Profile


IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Set Up Quantity Difference Profiles (GR Automotive)


IMG: MM > Purchasing > Confirmations > Define Internal Confirmation Categories




  • Shipping point determination


IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Basic Shipping Functions > Shipping Point and Goods Receiving Point Determination > Assign Shipping Points




  • Define shipping data (For Returns PO)


IMG: Material Management -> Purchasing -> Purchase Order -> Set up Stock Transport Order -> Define Shipping Data for Plants

Need to create a BP as Customer for Plants and assign BP here.




  • Check "Delivery Split" in delivery Type


IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Deliveries > Define Delivery Types





  • Delivery Item Type Determination


IMG: Logistics Execution > Shipping > Deliveries > Define Item Category Determination in Deliveries



EWM Customizing



  • Mapping Delivery Type and Item Type S/4HANA & EWM






  • Determine WPT for Return Doc Type





  • Define Storage search sequence


Note: Assign GR Interims Storage Type 9010 to search sequence of Return Delivery





  • Determine Storage Type search sequence



 

Master data


When using Returns PO, Vendor master data and Material Master data need some additional data as below.

  • Vendor Master data:


For using Return Delivery, in Role Vendor, mark Vendor as Return Supplier.


For using Returns PO, maintain Customer roles for Sales.org & Distribution Channel. Assign Delivery Plant as plant where you returns stock.




  • Material Master data:


For using Returns PO, maintain Sales View for material.


 

Testing


Vendor Returns - Using Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound Delivery


Step 1: Create Return Delivery Ref to Inbound

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDI

Before this step, a Inbound Delivery is created and GR is posted.

Stock is still in GR-ZONE, mean if you already putaway stock and confirmed putaway WT, you need manually transfer stock to GR Zone.





Step 2: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Note: Stock is taken from GR-ZONE to GI-ZONE



Step 3: Post GI 

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Post GI after picking is completed.

Note: Stock Type is Q3 (or F1)


Material Document with Mvt 122 is created in S/4HANA


 

Vendor Returns - Using Returns PO


Step 1: Create Retuns PO

Tcode: ME21N

Select PO type - PO Return and mark Item as Return Item



 

Step 2: Create Outbound Delivery

Tcode: VL10B



Step 3: Create Picking WT and Confirm WT

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO



Step 4: Post GI 

Tcode: /SCWM/PRDO

Post GI after picking is complete.

Note: Stock type is Q4 (or F2)


Material document is created with Mvt 161


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Important note!!!


If you want to return stock rather than your original GR stock type, you must set up Stock Determination for other Stock type.

Example: GR with inbound delivery, stock type Q3. But you want to return stock with stock type Q4 or F2, it's possible.

IMG: EWM >  Cross process Setting > Stock Determination
Create a Stock Determination Group and Assign Stock Determination.

You can create many stock Determination to picking more than 1 stock type for return.


Next step to assign Stock Determination Group to your Product Master.

/SCWM/MAT1


 

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In which case will you use Returns Delivery Ref to Inbound or Returns PO? Feel free to question/comment on my Topics.

 

Regards,

Van Dang

 

Reference


Returns PO

https://help.sap.com/doc/cd4e70ed816d46aba0661d1cd5c1eabb/3.6/en-US/de6a3d45bb814393b04cff7fd6b9aefd...

Returns Delivery

https://help.sap.com/viewer/91b21005dded4984bcccf4a69ae1300c/2020.000/en-US/e263bd534f22b44ce1000000...

 
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