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Item suppliers

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

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

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.
size_maximum positive double
Maximum size for procurements.
The default is infinite, i.e. no maximum 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.