Multi-level Packaging in Delivery
Before creating the packaging material you have to go to:
IMG-Logistics Execution-Shipping -Packing.
- Define packaging material types- it can be anything like boxes crates,
etc. in this you have to maintain the output determination procedure, output
type, plant determination, packaging material category, generate delivery
items, number assignment. you can copy from standard also.
- Then go to define material group for packaging materials - here you
maintain the four digit code and the description. Actually, this group is
nothing but similar products which require similar packing products. For Ex.
Nokia Phones all types they are basically packed first into a polythene bag.
So here nokia phones can become a material group for packaging materials and
polythene bag can become the packaging material type which can include
different sizes and types of polythene bags.
- Define Allowed Packaging Materials - Here you assign the shipping group
for packaging materials to the packaging material type. This is related to
your material master data of the packaging material which you create.
- Now go to MM01 to create a packaging material. use material type as
Packaging material then inside the system will take the item category group
as VERP. Then in the Basic Data1 screen you have the material group for
packaging material (MGPM). Select the proper one. Now in the Sales:General/
Plant screen you have to maintain data regarding the packaging. you select
the MGPM same as the basic data 1 screen, then select the packaging material
type, the allowed pkh weight, allowed pkg volume. This is important because
if the weight of your finished item is 2 KG and in the allowed pkg weight
you enter only 1.5 KG, then while you carry out the packing process in
delivery, the system will give you error," packaging weight
exceeded." The assignment in the IMG creen for Define allowed packaging
materials should be same as u mention in the material master. Then save your
material master for packaging material.
- VA01 create the order, save it.
- VL01N enter shipping point, go to edit - pack- you will face a screen with
2 parts. In the top part you select your packaging material in which you
want to pack your finished item, enter the system will assign a number to
that material. Now select the Material in the top part and the finished one
in the lower part and click on the Icon Pack. Here one thing has to be taken
care of. Suppose if you want to pack only one finished item in one packaging
material, then in the lower part of the screen you have a field for partial
quantity here you change it to 1. system will prompt quantity changed. now
you select the material in the top part and the one in the lower part and
click on the PER PART. QTY ICON. In this way the system will pack only one
finished item in a single packaging material. Packing is done go back,
select the picking and do the PGI. save the delivery and create the invoice.
HANDLING UNITS. (Used for Multi level packing)
Basically handling units come into picture when you want to carry out multi
level packing. suppose you want to pack Nokia phone first into a polythene bag,
then this polythene bag is again packed in to box. like that. then this box will
become a handling unit. For this go to :
IMG - Logistics General - Handling Unit Management - Basics.
First create all your packing materials using MM01 and type as packaging
material. Maintain all the assignments in IMG in Logistics General.
- In basics you do the same thing as you did in the packing in logistics
execution. like you create the packaging material type, then MGPM and their
- Then go to External Identification - and maintain the number ranges for the
handling units that you want and assign the same to your packaging material
- Now that you have done everything, create the order, save it, in VL01N,
enter shipping point, go to edit - pack - do the same thing as i have told
you in the step no. 6 (above). now after doing select the PACK HUs TAB . NOW
IN THIS SCREEN IN THE TOP PART YOU WILL SEE THE ALREADY PACKED MATERIAL. In
that same part again select your next packaging material that is BOX. enter
the system will assign the number to the BOX.
- Now select the material which you have just entered and the materials
which were already packed in the lower part of the screen and click on the
- In the same way again in the top part of the screen you select your next
level packaging material and press enter. the system will assign a number to
it. now select the material you have just entered and the previously packed
material in the lower part of the screen and click on the icon PACK.
- In this way you can carry out multilevel packing. just take care of the
allowed packing weight and the number of units you have to pack in the next packaging