Item Distributions

Defines an item that can be shipped from an origin location to a destination location.

The association can be date effective and also has a priority.

Fields

Field

Type

Description

item

item

Reference to the item.
This is a required attribute.
The item can point to a parent level in the item hierarchy. All child items can then be distributed using this definition.

origin

location

Origin location from where we can ship the item.

destination

location

Destination location to where we can ship the item.
The default value of this field is empty. In such case any location can be used as destination.

cost

positive double

Shipment cost.

leadtime

duration

Shipment lead time.

size_minimum

positive double

Minimum size for shipments.
The default is 1.

size_multiple

positive double

All shipments must be a multiple of this quantity.
The default is 0, i.e. no multiple to be considered.

effective_start

dateTime

Date when the record becomes valid.

effective_end

dateTime

Date when the record becomes valid.

priority

integer

Priority of this shipment among all other methods to replenish a buffer.
A lower number indicates that this shipment is preferred when the item is required. This field is used when the search policy is PRIORITIY.
When the priority is 0, the item distribution is not actively used during planning.

resource

resource

Optionally, it refers to a resource that represents the distribution capacity.
The referenced resource will typically be of type ‘buckets’.

resource_qty

positive double

Resource capacity consumed per distributed unit.

fence

duration

Release fence for the purchasing operations.
New purchases cannot be proposed within this time fence after the plan current date.