Standard reservations do not provide the best possible fit for fulfilling Customer demands

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

One of the problems when you use standard reservation entries is that it doesn’t calculate the best fit for your customer automatically.

Let’s take an example.

I have entered a sales order line of item number 1000, and this customer would like the item on January 29, and they would like possibly to have 13 pieces.

If I look at the graphical inventory profile for this item without assigned quantity, meaning just looking at the profile, in this scenario we have on January 25, we have 16 on inventory, which is the lowest inventory, so it should be possible to provide 13.

And all of this is using reservation somehow.

So, in this scenario, I will enter 13, and the assigned quantity will calculate this is actually possible and assign 13 to this line, meaning if I look at the inventory profile now in here, I can see that my inventory still looks good.

Now I’m inventory of three.

The problem is if I try to reserve this line with standard functionality, so I will go into the reservation functionality, and I can see that my total available quantity is already reserved, meaning if I’m trying to auto-reserve it, it will say this is not possible, so you will need to change or to reopen already existing reservation and to re-reserve.

And this can be quite complex and quite a heavy load to do this if you have many cells or lines.

So, one of the big issues on the assigned quantity is the mathematical calculation of whether it’s possible or not to fulfill your customers’ demands.