Promising platform offers Promising as a modular service that provides
personalized promise dates. Promising evaluates multiple permutations in milliseconds and provides
reliable dates for different delivery methods and shoppers options to minimize your cost and
increase transparency to serve each shopper. As a Sterling Intelligent
Promising user, you can
use features of the modular service to provide a transparent promise date.
Lead time is an upfront static buffer time that accounts for the time before you can start processing the order at a node. The modular Promising service considers lead time for promising calculations.
The processing time is the time that is needed to prepare a product for the chosen delivery method. You can configure or set the processing time for ship and pick delivery methods.
A fulfillment rule is the set of conditions that determines the fulfilling nodes for an order or item. By defining the fulfillment rules, you can improve the accuracy of the estimated delivery or pick up date. In addition, fulfillment rules maintain the fulfillment process according to the business and logistics constraints.
Integrating with Inventory management
Sellers can use the capabilities that are available with the Sterling Intelligent Promising subscription to manage their inventory.
A shipping group is a shipping option that is available to shoppers, and is a logical grouping of carrier services that meet a certain fulfillment criteria or a delivery promise.
Capacity is the quantity of a resource available to fulfill an optimization objective. For example, you might want to model node capacity.
You can provide reliable promise dates to shoppers as they browse for and check out products, as part of their shopping experience.