Four reasons why you should use Fulfillment Optimizer

Enhance your current order management solution

IBM Sterling Fulfillment Optimizer with Watson is designed to integrate with your order management solution, making it easy to apply advanced analytics and real-time optimization to your existing capabilities. It is a proven order management platform that provides intelligent fulfillment capabilities – along with real-time order promising and inventory visibility. It easily uses multiple data points to execute optimized fulfillment plans at the lowest cost to serve.

Gain greater clarity on business results

Fulfillment Optimizer helps you understand and evaluate factors impacting fulfillment performance down to the individual SKU and node level. It can identify and continuously monitor patterns and trends across both normal and peak business periods. It gives you the ability to use inventory at its most profitable price point – prioritizing slow moving or obsolete store inventory to support eCommerce demand while improving inventory sell-through.

Use real-time order sourcing and optimization

Execute new sourcing decisions in real-time to minimize shipping costs. Fulfillment Optimizer allows you to balance across different business priorities based on time of year (peak, non-peak) while reducing cost-to-serve. You’re able to use cognitive capabilities to continuously learn and improve outcomes for omnichannel fulfillment.

Take advantage of multi-objective optimization

With Fulfillment Optimizer you can optimize transportation costs and service level agreements when selecting the sourcing node. It also provides intelligent weight allocation and intelligent upgrade and downgrade to optimize customer satisfaction and lower costs. Other features include: automatic order splitting to reduce costs, the ability to optimize delivery dates and order processing labor rates as part of the calculation to present a full cost picture.