Boss in real time mode
After entering a sales order where items are back ordered BOSS summarises the current supply and demand status for each item/branch combination and determines the earliest date the goods will be available for this order. If the full quantity cannot be met on the one date BOSS will split the sales line presenting the quantity available at each supply date. If your customer does not allow partial line or partial order shipments, not a problem, BOSS will schedule the line or entire order at the earliest date that meets these conditions. BOSS only reschedules the current order being entered in real time mode.
Boss in batch mode
BOSS can be run in Batch mode where it will reschedule all back ordered items and assign new promised pick dates and promised delivery dates. Orders will be considered in FIFO sequence and lines split where required and allowed. BOSS can produce a customer Backorder Delivery Notification which can be printed or emailed direct to your customer.
Order promise fence
This is the date beyond which orders should not be scheduled as new supply orders will be available by this date. The Order Promise Fence can be set at the item branch level, otherwise a business wide default will be used. The number of days used for the order promise fence should be the equivalent of the item's replenishment lead time.
Transport Management / Future Commit / Inventory Commit Preference
For order lines entered or re-scheduled into the Future commit time frame, BOSS takes care of the correct commitment allocation and assignment of shipment number. Order lines rescheduled from future commit to current commitment time frame have their commitment detail adjusted automatically. If using Inventory Commitment Preference, BOSS will apply these preferences prior to scheduling back ordered lines.
Future request date & Preference Profile Dates
Back order lines entered with a request date in the future will be respected and BOSS will not reschedule these order lines prior to the request date (allowing for delivery date and order preparation date preferences).
Held order lines will be set to the Order Promise Fence.