Distribution groups

A distribution group provides the facility for you to create a set of nodes or provider organizations. You can then associate this group with a sourcing rule.

Sterling Order Management considers all the nodes or organizations that are part of this group and optimizes on various factors to make the final selection. A priority number can be specified against each node or organization that is used for node or provider selection.

If you have multiple nodes or providers and you want Sterling Order Management to select the node based on its build in optimization logic, create such groups and let Sterling Order Management make the final choice of node based on your optimization parameters. If you want to sequence the node selection in a pre-defined and fixed manner use the "sequencing" feature of the sourcing rules setup so that Sterling Order Management can look up nodes in a fixed order.