Stock Lifecycle, Demand, Logistics
Within our platform, stock can be micromanaged down to a Distribution Center, optional Shop and Fulfilment Hub level. This facilitates our support for distributed Fulfilment Hubs and internal stock movement.
- When a customer places an order it is allocated into appropriate Hub, usually the National Fulfilment Hub where orders are picked.
- That stock is allocated as Sold Not Picked (SNP)
- Overnight, the SNP Stock is requested from the DC
- When the stock arrives in the Hub, it’s allocated in and then the dependant orders can be picked.
- The Hub stock is reduced when the picker takes it from the shelf.
Below is an example daily routine for stock management.
|Time||Stock Event||Customer Promise|
|Up to4 am||Product Sales accumulate as Sold Not Picked (SNP)||Order promised for dispatch Day 1|
|Day 14 am||DC requests SNP for each Hub via API.Pick from DC and distribute to Hub.API updates stock Hub & DC stock levels||Order placed after 4 am are promised for Day 2|
|7 am||Stock arrived in Hub and is decanted onto Pick. Adjustments as required.|
|Pick, Pack & Ship from Hub. Stock decremented as it’s picked|
|3 pm||Courier collects palletised orders for delivery next day|