Planning Using Order Bundle Does Not Optimize Cost of Equipment Selection When Using Order Priorities (Doc ID 1348850.1)

Last updated on JULY 09, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Transportation Operational Planning - Version: 6.1.0 and later   [Release: 6.1 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


When using Order Priorities, it is found that Container Optimization does not optimize the cost to allow for a mixed priority solution that is cheaper than if the orders were kept grouped with their same priority. The following illustrates an example

- Two available equipments: BIG and SMALL
- 4 Order Releases marked as Priority 1 and 4 Order Releases marked as Priority 999 (all have the same weight/volume)
- The big equipment fits 6 Order Releases, the small equipment fits 2
- The big equipment is more expensive than the small equipment (based on Rate Record configuration)

When you plan all 8 order releases together, the result is two shipments using the big equipment (4 order releases each, and grouped base on Priority). To contrast, if you plan 4 of the Priority 1 and 2 of the Priority 999 releases only, these plan onto a big equipment. Then plan the remaining 2 orders, and these plan onto a small equipment. Since this solution uses one big and one small equipment, this is less cost than the two big equipment solution that was reached when planning all orders together.

Cause

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