The activities associated with identifying and reserving inventory or future inventory required to fulfill the order. This may include identifying inventory in multiple ship-from locations. This may include creating or updating scheduled shipment and/or delivery dates or availability dates for customer pickup.
- Order promising
- Inventory allocation and reservation
- Automated Available-To-Promise
- Temporary reservation of inventory for quotations
- In Retail: Inventory check/reservation
Future inventory here means the inventory projected to become available from Make or Source processes at dates in the future.
This process may update one or more date fields on order records; current scheduled shipment/delivery date, original scheduled shipment/delivery date.