Rate Preference Not Working As Expected When One Mode Has Rate Preference Set and Another Not.
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 08, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Transportation Operational Planning - Version: 5.5.03.06 - Release: 5.5
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Expect OTM to find the cheapest of the preferred rates, the cheapest of the non-preferred rates, and use the cheapest of those two.
-- Steps To Reproduce:
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1 - Log onto an OTM 5.5.03 system
2 - Create a new Planning Parameter Set
Navigate to: Transportation Planning and Administration > Power Data > Planning > Planning Parameter Sets.
3 - Create the following:
Auto Calc: On
USE WEIGHT PREFERENCE: 2
4 - Set the Planning Parameter to be the Domain default.
Navigate to: Configuration and Administration > domain Management > Domain Settings > Set the Planning Parameter Set ID : 1234.
5 - Navigate to: Contract and Rate Management > Contract Management > Rate Offering.
6 - Create the following Rate Offering for TL
Transport Mode: TL
7 - From the Rate Offering create a Rate Record.
Location to Location
100 USD per Shipment
8 - Navigate to: Contract and Rate Management > Contract Management > Rate Offering.
9 - Create the following Rate Offering for LTL
Transport Mode: LTL
10 - From the Rate Offering create a Rate Record.
Location to Location
50 USD per Shipment
11 - Set up Rate Preference.
Navigate to: Contract and Rate Management > Contract Management > Rate Preference > New, create the following:
Lane ID: 180574417 (Which covers the loc to loc).
Rate Offering ID: 1234_1
12 - Switch off all Rate Offerings other than those created here.
13 - Create two Order Releases:
14 - Plan Order Release 1234_1 via: Actions > Create Buy Shipment > Direct.
15 - The Order is planned onto a Shipment, at a cost of 100 USD, the Preferred TL Rate has been used.
16 - Planned Order Release 1234_2 via: Actions > Create Buy Shipment > Bulk Plan - Buy.
17 - The Order is planned onto a Shipment at a cost of 100 USD using the TL Rate.
-- Business Impact:
The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot configure TL rates so that if TL is use it is a preferred rate but if LTL is cheaper LTL will be used.
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