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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:

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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,
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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.

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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.

Enhanced Imputed Weight Logic

Enhance imputed weight logic in Optimizer to account for product hierarchies that are not consistent in weight / dimension classifications. 

 

Example: Department ABC | Personal Care - includes assortment from toothbrush to air conditioners. Product weights are disparate across the Department given product classification within the hierarchy. 

 

Toothbrush: 2 oz

Air Conditioner: 77 lbs

 

The remainder of the Department averages in weight from ~5-20 lbs. So, the air conditioner is considered an outlier and imputed weight is applied to make it seem similar to the remainder of the Department. The logic must be able to tailor to conditions such as this. 

  • Guest
  • Oct 17 2018
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

Ensures that the model is applying the appropriate weight / dimension information for all product being optimized within digital orders.

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