Resolving conflicting conditions

You can establish both inbound compliance (the buyer's conditions) and outbound constraints (the conditions of the enterprise). If both are established, there may be conflicting conditions when determining shipment consolidation or routing.

For example, both the buyer and the enterprise have established Economic Shipping Parameters. In this case, the buyer is willing to wait longer than the enterprise in order consolidate items into a shipment.

Table 1. Buyer and enterprise economic shipping parameters
ESP attribute Settings
  Buyer Seller
Weight threshold 300 kilos 150 kilos
Volume threshold 40 cubic meter 20 cubic meter
Days to hold 7 4

To resolve this conflict, a simple setting is used determine which order to apply the preferences. When establishing the Freight Terms in Distributed Order Management, you can establish the order, which can be:

  • First Buyer then Enterprise
  • First Enterprise then Buyer

For example, if First Buyer then Enterprise is selected, then the Buyer's settings are used. Shipments are consolidated until one of the following occurs:

  • weight threshold of 300 kilos is met
  • volume threshold of 40 cubic meters is met
  • 7 days have elapsed.