Integration Management with SAP R/3
Notification by the vendor of the anticipated arrival of goods shipped by the latter on the recipient's premises.
The shipping notification contains the anticipated delivery date, the quantities, and details of the materials (and/or services). A shipping notification can be sent in the form of an EDI message, by fax or other media. An incoming shipping notification is stored in the R/3 System as an inbound delivery document. An outgoing shipping notification can be generated on the basis of an outbound delivery.
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