IBM Sterling Ideas

formerly Watson Supply Chain

Submit new product ideas for IBM Sterling solutions. Before you submit, please review existing ideas; if an idea close to yours already exists, it's better to add comments or vote on the existing idea. We will review your ideas and use them to help prioritize our product development. Best of all, the portal will automatically update you when the status of your idea has been changed. Order Management, Store Engagement, Watson Order Optimizer, Inventory Visibility, CPQ and Call Center are now part of Watson Supply Chain

Connect with IBM experts and your peers on the Supply Chain Collaboration Community and the Order Management Interest Group

Integrate parcel zones into promising depth

When promising, some customers don't want to go beyond a general "next day" parcel concept. While it's possible to add carriers and use those in promising, our customers don't need that level of accuracy. Rather, they look at something like UPS's zone depth to say "next day," "two day" and "longer than two day". We permit them, via EDI input flags, to set parcel zone depth. And, while we've replicated our legacy OMS rules in Stering OMS rules, it's complex to maintain. In addition, the place to hold the data already exists in the YCS_CARRIER_ZONE table. There's simply no connection between them without creating custom code via a user exit.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Jun 19 2019
  • Needs review
How will this idea be used?

It will be used to replace thousands of custom sourcing rules and to adhere to a more standard way of dealing with carrier service levels.

What is your industry? Wholesale Distribution & Services
What is the idea priority? Medium
DeveloperWorks ID
Link to original RFE
  • Attach files