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E1: 41: Container Management Overview ( P4118/ P41181 / P41184 / P40317) (Doc ID 625400.1)

Last updated on JUNE 07, 2024

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management - Version XE to 9.0 [Release XE to 9.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.



Container management integrates with the EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management system to:

When companies conduct this type of transaction with other companies, the buying company generally does not provide the initial tanks or containers. The selling company provides the containers and charges a deposit for them. As containers move back and forth as full and then empty, the deposits are tracked and increased or decreased as necessary. Over time, additional deposits and varying deposit prices contribute to the complexity of the transactions.

The sale of products in containers involves a unique inventory process. Containers are loaned to the customers to store the product that they purchase until the product is consumed. Then the customers return the containers, usually in exchange for full containers.  Companies maintain ownership of the containers while they are in the possession of the customer. These outgoing and incoming transactions present two main issues for the company:

  The containers are valuable.  Responsibility for them is maintained while they are in the customer's possession. They must always be able to be tracked and accounted for.
  The customer pays a deposit fee or rental fee for each container.
These fees are tracked separately from the invoicing for the product.  Container Management manages the regular exchange of containers and the payment of deposit and rental fees and refunds.

Container Management can be used to track any type of container such as pallets, metal cylinders, or railroad cars.

Note: This process is not related to the Pick, Pack, Ship or Carton Recommendation in Warehousing.




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In this Document
 Container Process Flow
 Tables Used
 Order Line Types (G4241)
 Order Activity Rules (G4241)
 Item Setup (G4111)
 Container Code (G41184)
 Preference Profile Setup (G41184)
 Container Transactions Using the Deposit Method
 Understanding Deposit Layers and Billing Methods
 Container Transactions Using the Rental Fee Method
 Reports and Inquiries for Container Management
 Serial Number Tracking (G4118)

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