THE PROMISE TUPLE

Today's promising requirements are complex, driving unique technical and operational challenges for retailers.

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The Promising Tuple offers four major composable microservices that can work independently or together to provide you with the features and flexibility you need: promising, sourcing, inventory, and capacity. These services enable you to craft a full breadth of OMNI Fulfillment use cases using GEO or SLA-based availability strategies and optimize based on speed, cost, or custom rules.

 


Promising Microservice

Take full control of your order promise to drive conversion improvement and customer satisfaction.

  • Incorporate multiple dimensions into an accurate estimated delivery date (EDD) for Ship-to-Store, Ship-to-Home (expedited and group), Ship-from-Store, BOPIS, Same Day, and Next Day.
  • Support a high-performance EDD calculation on product listing pages, product detail page, cart, and checkout and optimize based on speed vs. cost and specific service-based rules.
  • Configure rules using attributes such as hazardous, ship alone, assembly required, pre-order, and inventory types such as owned, drop-ship vendor, or a 3rd party marketplace.
  • Manage eligible items, transit times, node and carrier cutoffs, and processing times across your fulfillment network, including stores and external partners.
  • Manage separate calendars across all assets (carriers and nodes) with user-defined buffers.
  • Adjust volume configurations during holidays, sales, and special events.
  • Make mass changes, resolve exceptions, and audit results.
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Sourcing Microservice

Incorporate your unique business requirements, and you'll have a modern sourcing engine ready to support the ever-changing market.

  • Configure multiple sourcing strategies and understand how these produce a particular outcome.
  • Drive the lowest cost, fastest service, and split reduction while considering load distribution across your network and inventory pictures for every type of fulfillment you support.
  • Support dynamic carrier and node selection with pre-selected values.
  • Manage multi-leg carrier selection to support more complex fulfillment types.
  • Define optimization parameter settings, set up different modes such as holiday vs. standard, and then run scenarios against these configurations to ensure you get the business results you want.
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Inventory Microservice

Gain full visibility and control over the promises you are making across channels.

  • View on-hand inventory across your network (on display, available, etc.) by product class (damaged, refurbished) and across all your internal and external locations such as drop ship or marketplace vendors.
  • Gain current and future inventory visibility for hard and soft reservations that can include time-bound expirations.
  • Manage inventory at the SKU/kit/bundle level using batch and serial numbers.
  • Manage safety stock manually, computed via external service or through a feed.
  • Calculate availability by geography-based ATP (all inventory in this region), fulfillment-based (inventory availability for BOPIS vs. ship to home), or SLA-based (inventory picture based on speed requirements). Each comes with an SKU/node and network level ATP calculation based on current on-hand and reserved inventory.
  • Give customers quick access to inventory using inventory and availability at the node and network level.
  • Forecast with confidence to support the supply and demand feeds (full and incremental types) with all the error handling and auditing you'd expect from an inventory service.
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Capacity Microservice

Manage capacity across multiple dimensions of your OMNI Fulfillment processes.

  • Manage capacity across assets such as carriers, nodes, labor, and channels (Same Day, BOPIS, Ship-from-store, etc.)
  • Define capacity across multiple units of measure such as units, lines, shipments, orders, or custom values.
  • Manage capacity in various ways, such as cutoffs, capacity slots, and rolling consumption.
  • Use an intuitive UI for set up and management and dashboards to isolate and solve capacity issues.
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