Skip to Main Content
IBM Sterling

This portal is to open public enhancement requests for IBM Sterling products and services. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 13, 2021

Ability to setup Node Capacity for a ship node by item type

A Retailer broadly classifies their products into two types -

  1. Soft line - Clothing, shoes etc.

  2. Big Ticket - Electronics, Appliances etc.

Because the effort to pick/pack/ship these product type is different, the capacity for each ship node to handle these order lines is different.

Example - A DC might be able to do 10 order lines for a Big Ticket item type but can do 100 order lines for a Soft line item type. If Node Capacity is set as 100 order lines in a day.

Retailer might over promise on Big Ticket orders and provide incorrect EDD to their customers.

We need a way to setup Node Capacity by item type. So, we can control how many order lines/units/releases for a particular item type can be allocated to a ship node

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

Node Capacity is used for providing accurate estimated delivery date to the customers on the website during checkout.

If we cannot control how many Big Ticket/Soft Line Item type a ship node can handle in a day we might over/under promise.