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

Last updated on JULY 20, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Transportation Operational Planning - Version 6.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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.


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