IBM Sterling Ideas

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

IBM is transforming its request for enhancement (RFE) process. The purpose of the transformation is to provide a more consistent experience for you to submit requests and to enable IBM product owners to respond to your requests more quickly. For more information click here.

Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,
1. Post an idea
2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you
3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notifications on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

Different safety factor % of onhand buffer to be set for each Node Type

Bussiness needs to mask an article with item node combination as there might be different scenario's where the store decides not to sell an item even if there is an inventory in the store.

So we are looking if there is any other configuration which can satisfy our requirement to mask an article only for certain node types.

  • Guest
  • Jan 12 2021
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

CS and FO are the two different node types used.

100% Masking needs to be applied for Article A + NodeType CS. Where as the 10% masking has to be set for the same Article A with NodeType FO.

We are not able to achieve this with the current safety factor configuration available as the percentage will be common for all the node types configured.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jan 08:43pm

    Hello Sankarasubbu.

    Thanks for sending in this request. We are marking this as not under consideration at this time. However, we wanted to call out that a new feature that will likely cover this use case is in the process of being implemented within the Inventory Visibility product. Additionally, note that within the current Order Management solution it may be possible to achieve this result with existing features by setting safety factor at the item/node level.

  • Guest commented
    25 Jan, 2021 12:32am

    Thanks for your feedback. We are in the process of reviewing this further.

  • Guest commented
    23 Jan, 2021 06:03am

    a configuration to mask an article like this would definitely be useful with stores that have inventory available but are unable to fulfil through ship from store. i.e damaged packaging/returns that can still be sold in store.

By clicking the "Post Comment" or "Submit Idea" button, you are agreeing to the IBM Ideas Portal Terms of Use.
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.