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Allocation entails the configuration of your supplier relations. These form the basis for identifying what stock will be exposed when an organization unit requests stock or availability. This chapter lists all your supplier relations for your environment and allows you to manage them.

RMA / RTS relations replaces heritage RMA flow

By configuring a new supplier relation with the Target RMA / RTS, the previous RMA flow in the Companion will be superseded.

When an OU requests availability via GetProductAvailability, we will look at all supplier relations that are indicated in the table below and draw out all stock - and commitments on that stock - in order to calculate availability.


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 possible 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.
Interstore shipping requires supplier relations

If you want to configure an Interbranch shipping method to ship products between stores, you'll have to create the relevant relations between those stores first.

Create a relation between the stores with:

  • the initiating store as the Supplier organization unit
  • Target Default


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.