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Allocation

This chapter lists all currently configured supplier relations for your environment and allows you to create new ones and update or delete existing ones.

The way you configure your supplier relations sets the basis for identifying what stock will be exposed when an organization unit requests stock or availability.

In practice, when an OU requests availability via GetProductAvailability, we will look at all supplier relations that are indicated in this table and then draw out all stock - and commitments on that stock - in order to calculate availability.


Authorization

In order to be able to access this chapter, you need the OrganizationunitSuppliers permission.

Adding supplier relations

First off, you'll see an option to specify the supplier organization unit and the target (receiving) organization unit. As the picture below shows, the target OU can be either a single one or an entire set.

Secondly, there are three options when configuring a supplier relation. Your choice here determines the stock's availability to sell.

  1. Default influences the availability to sell: the target OU will be supplied by the source OU with stock to sell to customers
  2. Replenishment does not influence availability to sell: instead it influences the possibility to replenish your store with purchase orders
  3. RMA / RTS does not influence availability to sell: instead it influences the possibility to return products to that source OU via an RMA / RTS flow. Specifically, it influences the listReturnableSuppliersForOrder which our front ends call for a list of your available warehouses to return your goods to.

Editing

Tapping an existing supplier relation of type Default will prompt an interface with two cards. The top card will provide you with information of the supplier relation, and the second with stock allocation rules.

The stock allocation rule has the same user interface as adding a new adjustment on pricelists. In this card you will have the option to choose allocation type and value of that type, which in turn is what triggers that allocation rule. A field to specify which product(s) this applies to, is of course there for you as well.

The Limitation type limits the amount of stock available for that store, meaning that no more of a specific product can be sold than the specified Value for the configured amount of time in Refill period (in days).

The Reservation type instead ensures a certain amount (determined in Percentage or Quantity) of the total stock is held back for the designated OU.

For more information and examples of the two types, see Stock allocation types.