Timely Delivery Commitment
You can enter a delivery time in contracts and quotations.
In the contract , the delivery time fixes the time period that the customer has given the vendor between contract release and delivery receipt.
In quotations , the delivery times enables you to agree on a guaranteed maximum delivery time once the order has been entered.
In the sales order , a committed quantity and date are issued alongside the confirmed quantity calculated by the availability check, which enables you to see whether committed quantities and delivery dates have been complied with.
These new functions are particularly useful if you are working with contracts and are expecting bottlenecks and where obligatory agreements on dates have to be met. Above all, they are suitable for the high tech and chemical industries as well as those branches of industry with customer make-to-order production.
You can specify the delivery time at header level and this influences the delivery times for all items in a quotation or contract but you can also enter different delivery times for single items at item level.
Enter the delivery time at header level in the
Delivery time field on the
Sales tab page for the overview screen. Enter the delivery time at item level in the item table in the
You can configure possible delivery times in Customizing by going to
Sales and Distribution
Define agreed delivery times
When you create a sales order with reference to a contract or quotation the system copies the delivery time into the sales order item. If you do not enter a delivery, nothing changes in sales processing.
Commitment Dates in the Sales Order
In the schedule line screen for the sales order items there are fields for the committed quantities and dates.
In a normal sales order, the commitment date results from the first availability check. If a second availability check results in different data, you can compare the two to see if the availability situation for a sales order item has improved or deteriorated.
The commitment date is calculated using the delivery time in contract releases with a delivery time, or in sales orders that refer to a quotation with a delivery time. The committed quantity is calculated from the agreed delivery time or from the confirmed quantity, according to the settings you made in Customizing. If you change the material, quantity, delivery date or delivery time in the sales order, the system recalculates the committed quantity.