Maintain freight code sets and freight codes

In this IMG section, you maintain the freight code sets and freight codes.

Freight codes, used in conjunction with freight code sets, are used by forwarding agent organizations or rail companies for the classification of goods to be transported. Freight codes are used for communicating with forwarding agents and are specified in the transportation papers.

There are, therefore, freight code sets that are issued by forwarding organizations and rail companies and used specifically for rail or road transportation

Example:

Freight code Description

4001 Methylalcolhol

4002 Glycol

4003 Alcohol

4011 Formaldehyde.

Determining the freight code is carried out in two steps in the R/3

system:

Step 1

Automatic determination of the freight code directory using the following criteria:

If an external transportation planning system is being used, then the freight code set is also specified by the route. See also 'Cumulation by freight code' in IMG section "Materialkumulation für Routen pflegen" .

Step 2

Automatic determination of the freight code by the following criteria:

This allows you to determine the freight codes of all materials in a shipment.

One or more freight codes are assigned to a freight class. The freight class is used for calculating freight costs.

Activities

the material - freight group (in material master) is used for grouping materials for determining the freight code.
the forwarding agent _ freight group (in vendor master) is used for grouping forwarding agents for determining freight code sets.
freight code sets classify goods that intended for transportation. They are used for determining the freight code.
freight codes classify materials that are intended for transportation and are used for communication with forwarding agents. Every freight code is defined for a specific freight code set. You can also assign the freight codes to exactly one freight class. Several freight codes can be assigned to the same freight class.
to guarantee automatic determination of the freight code set (step 1), enter a freight code set for a combination of forwarding agent - freight group, delivering country and shipping type.
to guarantee automatic determination of freight code (step 2), enter a freight code for a combination of material - freight group and freight code set. It is only possible to specify a freight code that is defined for the corresponding freight code set. If you have defined the corresponding freight code to a freight class, this is shown here.