New functions are available in the following areas of packing:
In the case of items with materials to be handled in batches, you can define for batch splits whether packing is to be carried out for the main item (with the accumulated quantity from the batch split items) or for the individual batch split items.
If you pack the main item with the accumulated quantities, you are no longer able to indentify the shipping unit in which a specific batch is located. If it is important for you to be able to identify this, you should carry our packing at the batch split item level.
The total volume of a shipping unit can be calculated in two ways.
The total volume is the sum of the volumes of the contents of the shipping unit and the tare volume of the shipping material. For instance, this is the case when different containers are packed in one pallet.
On the other hand, in the case of closed-up packaging, the total volume is exactly the volume of the shipping material ; for example, a closed container in which the various items of a delivery are packed.
In order to flag a shipping material as closed-up packaging, the field "closed" needs to be marked in the material master of the shipping material. You can find the closed field in the view "Sales: general/plant" in the material master.
Before 4.0 a shipping material was considered as being closed-up packaging if the tare volume and the allowed packing volume were identical in the material master of the shipping material. As of Release, this is only can only be controlled using the closed field in the material master.
If you have been working with closed-up packaging before 4.0, you need to either set the closed field in the material master for the shipping material, or start the program KZGVHCHA that analyzes the material masters and sets the closed indicator when the tare volume and the allowed packing volume are the same.
The interface for packing has been changed and simplified. The following changes have been made:
1. Items with materials to be handled in batches
In order to activate the function for packing the main item, you need to enter an X in the field for the main item in the item category of the main item.