Sunday, December 20, 2020

3PL Process SAP

 The scope item covers sales, procurement, stock transfer, and return processes. The business part of the processes – including sales order creation, purchase order creation, and quantity-based inventory management – are performed in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud system. The decentralized third-party warehouse management system runs all processes required for the physical and logical goods movements. The integration is covered by asynchronous SOAP APIs or IDoc technology understood by most existing third-party WM systems to reduce the implementation effort.

Key Process Steps Covered

Sales Process:

  • Create sales order
  • Create outbound delivery
  • Pick and issue goods in third-party WMS
  • Receive split outbound delivery (optional)
  • Receive outbound delivery confirmation

Procurement Process:

  • Create purchase order
  • Create inbound delivery
  • Receive goods in third-party WMS
  • Post goods receipt
  • Create supplier invoice

Inventory management processes:

  • Create stock transfer – different process variants
  • Create initial stock posting
  • Create scrap posting
  • Perform two step stock transfer – different process variants

Return to Supplier:

  • Create return purchase order
  • Create return delivery
  • Perform picking and goods issue in third-party WMS
  • Check confirmation

Customer Returns:

  • Create return order
  • Perform picking
  • Post goods receipt
  • Perform material inspection
  • Create stock transfer
  • Goods receipt in third-party WMS
  • Check stock situation


  • Integrate existing warehouses implemented with third-party warehouse management systems to SAP S/4HANA Cloud with asynchronous SOAP APIs or asynchronous IDoc technology
  • Assist with sample processes and related communication arrangements

Additional Information

  • This scope item is excluded from the default activation

This scope item is only relevant if you want to integrate with self-operated warehouses implemented running on on-premise third-party warehouse management solutions. This scope item is a prerequisite to the Third-Party Warehouse Management System Integration – Production Scenarios (2RU) scope item. If you requested this scope item, see the set-up instructions in SAP Activate Roadmap / SAP Best Practices Explorer.

Where is Logistics with Third-Party Warehouse Management(1ZQ) being used?

This Scope item is used in the following way:

  • As a core function of Operational Procurement within Sourcing and Procurement Scope Item Group
  • As a core function of Inventory within Supply Chain Scope Item Group
  • As a core function of Order and Contract Management within Sales Scope Item Group

Process flow of Logistics with Third-Party Warehouse Management (1ZQ)

Find below the process flow of the scope item Logistics with Third-Party Warehouse Management as it is defined for release S4HC-2011.


Ref: Supply Chain of S4HC-2011
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