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OM Next gen + IV to support CARRY/DEL delivery methods

Existing OM supports multiple delivery methods, but next gen SaaS plus IIV only supports SHP for availability. A simple fix as an interim solution is send delivery method SHP to IIV so that it returns that availability back so that DEL/CARRY methods continue to work in OMS.

This is a quick interim solution while IIV adds support for CARRY/DEL delivery methods

Currently we have to manually change the service that invokes IIV with this additional logic to get delivery services working which is not ideal, as this is an OOTB service which shouldn't be touched

  • Guest
  • May 19 2020
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Professional Services
How will this idea be used?

Ensure that Next gen SaaS offers feature parity with existing SaaS

  • Guest commented
    19 May 07:59pm

    The real use case that we have been asked to handle is to Delivery From Store which is different from Pickup or Ship to Home.

    Each store can be either enabled for BOPIS or DFS or SHIPPING or in combinations of these delivery methods.

    The clients wanted to manage below separate for each of these delivery methods

    • Safety stock (Item-node-deliveryMethod)

    • Fulfillment Overrides for the Node

    • Fulfillment Option Update (Item-Node-Delivery Method)

    • node and network level availability APIs must honor the respective deliverymethod's

    The real challenge is, there is no way to manage the above parameters independently and its really a missing piece and we can not manage with just two DeliveryMethod (SHP, PICK).

    It will really be useful if we could share the ETA by when in future it will delivered. For of the retailers do have these different delivery methods in the current/legacy system itself and it becomes challenge to meet like-to-like to start with.

  • Guest commented
    16 Feb 07:56pm

    The use case what we have at our Company is we publish Find in Store Inventory to the frond end caching solution. We originally intended to use Product Availability event but we discovered that if an item has fulfilment options has flagged false product availability will not be published any more for any supply change events. So we are blind to changes to FIS. So adding this new Delivery method will help immensely.

  • Guest commented
    19 Oct, 2020 04:09pm

    In order to identify carry-only item's ATP (eg. for an item that's eligible for CARRY only such as a new product trial release), we suggest a workaround of setting that SKU's SHIP and PICK safety stock to 100%. Our latest feature release allows users to look up ATP with/without safety stock.

    CARRY/DEL method is not planned to be supported in the short term 2021 roadmap, but it will be considered for future iterations.

    It would be helpful if you can expand on the reason for this use case.

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