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.

TimeStock EventCustomer Promise
Up to4 amProduct Sales accumulate as Sold Not Picked (SNP)Order promised for dispatch Day 1
Day 14 amDC requests SNP for each Hub via API.Pick from DC and distribute to Hub.API updates stock Hub & DC stock levelsOrder placed after 4 am are promised for Day 2
7 amStock arrived in Hub and is decanted onto Pick. Adjustments as required.

Pick, Pack & Ship from Hub. Stock decremented as it’s picked
3 pmCourier collects palletised orders for delivery next day