Defining allocation considerations

The Allocation Considerations configuration is used by Sterling Order Management System Software to provide visibility into such inventory transformations.

For instance:

  • When a work order is created, demand is placed against the original inventory (the one being consumed), and supply is increased for the new inventory (the one being created).
    Note: The supply being increased is not an onhand supply. It is an indicative supply that would be available in future.
    Note: The demands being increased are not promised demands.
  • When a work order is allocated, the demands placed are modified to indicate that the demands are promised. The supplies may also be modified to indicate their increased chance of arrival.
    Note: These demands and supplies could be utilized to assess the availability of inventory.
  • When a work order is confirmed, the supply for the original inventory is removed and supply for the new inventory is created.

A work order for service items belonging to one of the following service item group codes would result in inventory transformations on confirmation:

  • KIT - Kitting
  • DKIT - De-kitting
  • COMPL - Compliance
  • INVC Inventory-Change