Defining a node's sourcing and scheduling
Setting up a node's sourcing and scheduling enables you to define how orders are sourced from the node.
About this task
To define node sourcing and scheduling:
- Open the Applications Manager and select the application that you want.
- From the Roles & Participation tab in the Organization Details window, choose the Node Attributes attributes.
- Choose the Sourcing/Scheduling tab from the right.
- Enter information in the applicable fields.
Refer to Table 1 for
field value descriptions.
Table 1. Node sourcing/scheduling tab Field Description Do not schedule an order to this node more than <number of days> days before expected time of shipment Enter the maximum number of business days that a schedule for an order can be sent to a node for it to be fulfilled. This number is used when performing earliest schedule date calculations.
This parameter is only considered if the node is pre-specified on the order line.
Procure To Ship Allowed Check this box if the node can accept procurement chained orders. A procurement chained order is a type of order that is created when a node has to source inventory from another node. A chained order is an order that is linked to a parent order in which the life cycle of one effects the other. There are two types of procurement chained orders: procurement transfer orders and procurement purchase orders.
A transfer order is a type of chained order that is created when the node you are configuring needs to replenish their stock from another node within the organization to fulfill an order.
A procurement purchase order is a type of chained order that is created when the node you are configuring needs to replenish their stock from another node that belongs to an external organization to fulfill an order.
When setting up procurement from one node to another, you must define the billing address of each node. Billing addresses are defined in the Payment Info panel of the Organization Details screen. Also, a legal entity must be present in the organization hierarchy for the procured-from ship node.
Requires Transfer Acceptance Check this box if you want this node to accept a procurement to confirm availability before proceeding with the order. Work Order Creation Is Allowed Check this box if you want to use Work Orders to support compliance services at this node. Work Orders describe the service activities to customize items based on a buyer's requests. Substitution Is Allowed Check this box if substitution of product items within an order is allowed. Use End Of Shift Time Check this box if you want the node to base shipment time by the end of the next feasible shift.
Uncheck this box if you want the node to base shipment time by any given node parameters, such as Minimum Notification Time, and the time a shipment can actually be shipped.
For example, a node works five days a week, with two shifts, 8AM - 4PM and 4PM - 8PM.
The node's Minimum Notification Time is set to 2 hours.
If an order is sent to a node on Friday at 1PM, the order is scheduled to ship on same day at 4PM if Use End Of Shift Time box is checked. The order is scheduled to ship on same day at 3PM if Use End Of Shift Time box is unchecked.
If an order is sent to a node on Friday at 3PM, the order scheduled to ship on same day at 8PM if Use End Of Shift Time box is checked. The order is scheduled to ship on same day at 5PM if Use End Of Shift Time box is unchecked.Note: Use End Of Shift Time is only applicable to nodes that use a shipping calendar that has shift times defined.Note: Use End Of Shift Time is only applicable for product lines.
Gift Wrap Services Allowed Check this box to indicate that this node provides gift wrapping services. Item Based Allocation Allowed Check this box to allow item based allocation for the item. When the 'Use Item Based Allocation' rule is enabled, the item based allocation are only applicable for the items and nodes which have the Item Based Allocation Allowed attribute enabled. Receiving Calendar Select the calendar to use to determine the available shifts for receiving deliveries at the node. The calendars of the node as well as the calendars of the primary enterprise of the node display in this drop-down list. Shipping Calendar Select the calendar to use to determine the available shifts for shipping from the node. The calendars of the node as well as the calendars of the primary enterprise of the node display in this drop-down list. Receipt Processing Time For Procurement (Hours) Enter how many hours it takes the node to process receipts for procurement. Receipt Processing Time for Forwarding (Hours) Enter the time it takes the node to process receipts for forwarding in hours. Receipt Processing Time for Future Inventory (Days) Enter how many days are required to process incoming future supplies before they are available for orders.Note: By default, when the procurement order is created, the Receipt Processing Time For Procurement (Hours) is considered for calculating the demand ship date or the inventory availability date and the Receipt Processing Time for Future Inventory (Days) would not be considered for the calculation of the demand ship date or the inventory availability date. Based on this, the Demand ship date is stamped in the inventory_demand table.Node Can Ship To
Select the node types that this node can ship to. The availability of these checkboxes depends on what node types have been defined, except the Any Address checkbox which is always available.
Any Address Check this box to allow this node to ship to any address. All Nodes Select this option if this node can ship to all nodes. Specific Nodes Of Type If this node can only ship to nodes with a specific node type, select this option, and check the applicable node types available.