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Order Optimizer Dashboard improvements

Enhance the Order Optimizer Dashboard by implementing the following updates:
1. Remove / replace the '% of orders processed by Optimizer' metric
2. Use consistent terminology / labels and calculations for 'CCU' vs. 'backlog' - CCU is generally preferred over backlog
3. Provide a new metric for the absolute lowest shipping cost (i.e. if only the Shipping Model was considered what would the lowest possible shipping cost be for the universe of orders). This could be implemented as a link / pop-up that would compare 'Total shipping cost' and 'Shipping cost per order' as-is vs. what could have been in a shipping-only configuration (e.g. show each metric and % and $ gaps). This would require calculating & retaining a projected shipping cost for shipping-only for each Optimized order; these would be totaled up in near real-time like the as-is metrics. The comparison would be used to help understand how much extra shipping is being spent to gain benefit in other models.
4. Change the 'units' label in the "busiest stores" section to state 'units assigned today'
5. Provide an option to export the "busiest stores" information for all nodes using the Dashboard
6. Provide a stacked bar view for "network capacity" to show how many days of processing are needed to cover the demand (e.g. PP day 1 + PP day 2 + PP day 3, etc. in different colors/shading stacked against 'consumed capacity')
7. Ensure the "network capacity" graphs are flexible/configurable if new EFC/DC nodes are added in the future
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  • Jul 6 2018
  • Needs review
What is your industry? Retail
What is the idea priority? Medium
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID108112
Link to original RFE
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