Creating a sourcing rule for procurement

You can create product procurement sourcing rules.

About this task

To create product procurement sourcing rules:


  1. From the tree in the application rules side panel, choose Cross Application > Order Promising > Sourcing And Scheduling > Procurement > Sourcing Rules.

The Procurement - Sourcing Rule Search window displays in the work area.

  1. Choose the Create New icon. The Sourcing Rules for Procurement window displays.
  2. Enter information into the applicable fields. Refer to Table 1 for field
    Table 1. Sourcing rules for procurement window.

    Field value descriptions of sourcing rules for procurement

    Field Description
    Fulfillment Type Select the applicable fulfillment type to associate with the product procurement rule. For more information about configuring fulfillment types, see Defining fulfillment types.
    Order Sourcing Classification Select the applicable order sourcing classification if you want to associate this sourcing rule with a particular order sourcing classification. For more information about configuring order sourcing classifications, see Defining order sourcing classifications.
    And Product characteristics are
    Item ID Select Item ID and enter the item you want the node to be able to procure.
    All Items Select All Items if you want the node to be able to procure any item.
    And Procuring To
    This Node Select Node and select the applicable node if you want this sourcing rule to be used when products are shipped to this node.
    The Nodes of Type Select Nodes of Type and select the applicable node types available if you want this sourcing rule to be used when products are shipped to a specific node type.
    Any Node Select Any Node and if this sourcing rule can be used when products are shipped to any node.
    Sourced From List

    The system tries to source the product from the node/distribution group with the highest sequence (lowest number). If the sourcing template contains a distribution group or a set of nodes, the final node selection is optimized based on the parameters configured in your scheduling rule associated with a given order. For more information about scheduling rules, see Defining scheduling rules.

    If there is no product availability for a node/distribution group specified in a given sequence, the system tries to source from the next node/distribution group in the sequence.

    Sequence No The sequence priority of the sourcing template.
    Sourcing Template A list of the node/distribution group sequences used for sourcing. The sequence is determined by priority. For more information about sourcing templates, see Defining sourcing template details.
  3. Choose the Save icon.