# Shipment Confirmation (SHIP.E2)
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The SHIP.E2 procedure is used to confirm shipments. A shipment could emanate from three (3) possible places. First, the SHIP.E procedure can create the original shipment record. Second, the SO.P1 process could have created the shipment, and the SHIP.E procedure could be bypassed. Lastly, SHIP.E2 can be used to both create and confirm shipments, directly from a sales order, without necessitating the use of SHIP.E . This may be used for entering "after-the-fact" shipments (those which have already been shipped without paperwork in case of emergency). It is, however, more common to first execute the SHIP.E procedure in conjunction with the shipping pick list.
A shipment with the status "N" (New) is an unconfirmed shipment. In SHIP.E2 it is possible to make changes to the freight, shipping address, ship date, line items, quantity shipped, etc., before confirming.
Inventory is not updated until the shipment is confirmed by changing the status code to "S" (Shipped). After confirming it is still possible to change the quantity shipped, or the quantity can be changed to zero on a line item but line items can no longer be removed entirely. Any changes to quantities will result in adjusting inventory transactions. Once the shipment has been posted ( SHIP.P1 ) it can no longer be changed in SHIP.E2. However, the entire shipment can be reversed using SHIP.E3 .
SHIP.E2 consists of five screens. The first contains header information such as ship via, shipping address and freight charges. The second screen contains detail information about the products being requested for shipment; this is where the ship quantity must be entered against each line item. The third screen shows the pick list for the part including scanning information if barcode scanning is implemented. The fourth screen is a summary of part numbers and quantity to be pulled from inventory. This tab will show all component parts to be pulled against a phantom assembly/part number. The fifth tab contains the detailed shipping data such as tracking number, weight, dimensions, etc. per package. This tab is populated when data is being imported from the software used by the freight carrier such as UPS but tracking data can also be manually entered by the user.
The sales order will be updated when quantities are changed in SHIP.E2 and the record is saved.
Frequency of Use
Initialization of the marketing control record ( MRK.CONTROL ), entry of the required inventory locations and creation of sales orders.