Optimization objectives

Every time an order is sent to Sterling Intelligent Promising, it performs multi-objective optimization to determine the best option for fulfilling it.

Sterling Intelligent Promising considers the following business objectives when optimizing orders to lower fulfillment costs and use inventory more efficiently:
  • Minimizing shipping cost
  • Balancing node capacity
  • Minimizing processing cost

You set weights for each of these objectives based on your business goals. Then, Sterling Intelligent Promising incorporates those weights into the following equation to determine the best option for fulfillment based on your business priorities:

(Shipping cost × Optimization weight) + (Capacity penalty × Optimization weight) + (Processing cost × Optimization weight)

For more information about weights, see Optimization weights.