Fulfillment specific components: process type pipeline configuration

A process type pipeline is a series of transactions and statuses that guide document types, such as a Sales Order, through a predefined process.

A pipeline consists of the different statuses a document goes through during fulfillment, negotiation, shipment, or receipt. You can also set up transactions consisting of events, actions, and conditions, as they pertain to the pipeline you are configuring.

Repositories

A repository is a logical collection of entities that define the business process workflow.

The following entities are included in a repository:

  • Pipelines
  • Transactions
  • Statuses
  • Conditions
  • Actions
  • Services

Sterling Order Management System Software provides a base repository for each of the system-defined process types. Some of the entities within a repository are copied when creating a new document type.

The process of return fulfillment is modeled through a pipeline. This represents the process configuration that is unique to an organization. An organization may also specify unique processes for each participating Enterprise.