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Provide ability to have transit/delivery days configurable by order type & carrier service
Historically Saturday and Sunday have not been considered business days for carriers to transit and/or deliver packages. Based on the SLA the due in home date has been calculated accordingly, and the appropriate carrier service options are conside...
Show shipment destination on the Optimizer Results Explainer Dashboard map
Currently the map shown in the Results Explainer Order Summary screen shows a Star icon for the node(s) selected to ship and a Dot icon for nodes considered. If you click on the icon the name/number of the node appears in a popup box. It would be ...
Add Optimizer configuration to allow expedited orders to bypass backlog consideration
Add a configuration option to allow Order Optimizer to bypass backlog consideration / penalty for expedited orders (e.g. 1-day or 2-day service levels were purchased). This configuration option should allow for configuration choices between:1. cur...
Order Optimizer support for additional air carrier capacity constraint
Add Order Optimizer support for an additional 'carrier capacity' constraint. This configurable network level constraint would stop using a specific carrier once a configured number of orders for that day has been assigned to that carrier. Order Op...
Add Order Optimizer capability to feed Expected Ship order details downstream
Add Order Optimizer capability to retain and send downstream Expected Ship details for each package. These Expected Ship metrics include the Order Optimizer derived ship date, shipping method/carrier, and estimated shipping cost.Initially the prio...
Handle ship alone packaging logic in Order Optimizer
Allow Order Optimizer to handle items that require custom shipping logic. Examples may include hazmat, special packaging, items already packaged for shipping as-is, and other large size / weight items that are required to ship alone (and not be co...
Split Shipment report
Split Shipment reason code: Split due to inventory, capacity, nodes, etc.. Allows the optimzer to give a reason for the split that allows the Business to identify other issues. Split due to distance, speed, inventory, capacity, etc..
Ability to designate service type based on Keycity.
Ability to designate service type based on Keycity. This would be an enhanced KeyCity option. We can load the key cities into the tool and then designate that all shipments are express even if ground can hit SLA. Better Consumer Experience. Allows...
Setting in the optimizer to value 1 node over others
As a user I would like a way to move allocation to one node over another. This can be a feature that we would use when we might want to have one node be used more or less during a given time
Show the Markdown indicator in Optimizer Sourcing Explainer
We are raising this to understand if we have any indicator for Markdown (Actual/Artificial Markdown) in Sourcing explainer due to that Optimizer selected that node. In REI, we are observing sometimes Optimizer giving the selected the node as store...
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