Distributed Order Management
Sourcing at Its Best
To maximize efficiency and customer service, order sourcing decisions must consider which facility or supplier to ship from based on availability, shipping costs and customer delivery commitments. The cost and service implications are huge. But few companies today have the information to make informed, yet alone automated, decisions in this area.
Optimize enterprise-wide order fulfillment based on inventory availability, shipping costs and customer delivery windows
RedPrairie’s Distributed Order Management solution enables orders to be optimally sourced from multiple distribution locations and supplier sites to increase supply network flexibility and efficiency while meeting customer delivery expectations.
What sets this configurable solution apart from other sourcing applications is that it not only provides real-time visibility to current inventory across extended supply networks, and factors in expected vendor receipts and production schedules on a date-sensitive basis, it also calculates the shipping costs for each sourcing option based on committed customer ship dates. Allocation algorithms can take into account factors such as product aging and expiration dates, value added service requirements, workload balancing, and dock door capacities.
In addition, when events make the original sourcing plan unworkable, Distributed Order Management automatically resources the order to maintain optimal costs and service. This brings a level of efficiency and accuracy to distribution operations not previously possible.