Item Suppliers

Defines an item that can be procured from a certain supplier.

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

Fields

Field

Type

Description

supplier

supplier

Reference to the supplier.
This is a key field and a required attribute.

item

item

Reference to the item.
This is a key field and a required attribute.
The item can point to a parent level in the item hierarchy. The supplier can then be used for any item belonging to that group.

location

location

Reference to the location where the supplier can be used to purchase this item.
The default value of this field is empty. In such case the supplier is valid at any location.

cost

positive double

Purchasing cost.

leadtime

duration

Procurement lead time.

size_minimum

positive double

Minimum size for procurements.
The default is 1.

size_multiple

positive double

All procurements 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.

resource

resource

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

resource_qty

positive double

Resource capacity consumed per purchased unit.

fence

duration

Release fence for the distribution operation.
New shipments cannot be proposed within this time fence after the plan current date.

priority

integer

Priority of this supplier among all suppliers from which this item can be procured.
A lower number indicates that this supplier is preferred when the item is required. This field is used when the search policy is PRIORITIY.
When the priority is 0, the item supplier is not actively used during planning.