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Proximity based facility allocation

Facility allocation in uniware can be handled in the below-mentioned order

  1. Allocation Rules

  2. Proximity

This article is more around an explanation of how users can use proximity-based facility allocation in uniware.

With Omni sellers use cases we can assign orders to the nearest facility to the customer based on

1. Serviceability  2- Available Inventory   3. Distance

We have enhanced our facility allocation workflow. We have introduced a channel-based configuration that helps clients enable proximity-based facility allocation.

Applicability

Version: Professional and Enterprise (with Multi Warehouses)

Configuration: Tenant Level Config: “Enable proximity based facility allocation

  • By default, the value of this config would be ‘False’.
  • To enable this feature, connect with UC Support Team/KAM to mark this config as ‘True‘.

Procedure

1- Path: Main Menu (Settings) > Allocation Methods

There are two types of routing: AUTOMATED ROUTING / RULE BASED ROUTING

2- In AUTOMATED ROUTING tab, Click on the button “Add”

Description of Automated Routing Rule:

Column Name Value/Example Note/Description
Channel Channel name To select Channel
*Group Facility Based On None/Zone To select Group Facility based on Zone, else None.
*Sort Facility Based On Distance To select Sort Facility based on the distance
*Skip Facilities Which Are
  • Omni Rejected Facilities
  • Not Present in Custom Facility List
  • Not Associated With Channel
To select to skip facilities to use.
*Custom Facility List Facility Name To select one or more facilities as per skip facility check selected along with “Not Present in Custom Facility List”.
*Inventory Check Based On
  • Long Term Inventory
  • Mid Term Inventory
  • Short Term Inventory
To select Inventory check based on provided value.
Default Facility Facility Name To Select one Default Facility
*Automated Routing Yes (default) Yes

Points:

  • For proximity to work on orders, default rules at allocation rules should be avoided.
  • As allocation rules execute before proximity logic at the backend. So, if there will a default allocation rule it will allocate orders to the facility before the execution of proximity logic.
  • Hence rules like “ not in “ can be used to ignore channels for which we want proximity execution.
  • For proximity to work for a channel, there should be a channel level enabled with proximity configuration.

Use cases:

Case 1 Allocate facility to an order based on distance, with short-term inventory. Try full order allocation to the facility, incase of inventory unavailability break orders and allocate to the nearest facility. keep PP102 as the default facility for a channel. To enable the above criteria, add a configuration like below.

Case 2- Allocate facility to an order based on distance, with short-term inventory. Try full order allocation to the facility, incase of inventory unavailability break orders and allocate to the nearest facility. The list of the eligible facilities should be only facilities that are mapped to the channel on the channel page.

Case 3- Allocate facility to order, based on the custom list of facilities provided by the user.

 

The list of channel criteria will be something like the

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