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