How the Earliest Ship Date Is Calculated when Creating or Modifying a Sales Order Line
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2016
Applies to:PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM Inventory - Version 8.9 and later
PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM Order Management - Version 8.9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The Earliest Ship Date is the earliest date that customer accepts a delivery. Say for example that the customer orders a product and they want it for Thursday next week. It takes 2 days for the Carrier to carry the Product from the warehouse to the customer which means that the product should be shipped on Tuesday. Suppose now that the product is available in the warehouse already. It could be shipped this week already if the customer wants to. However for logistics reasons, that customer can only accept early shipments up to 1 day in advance. This means that the product can be shipped on Monday instead of Tuesday. Monday is the Earliest Ship Date.
The Earliest Ship Date can be seen in the following pages:
* Inventory, Fulfill Stock Orders, Review Fulfillment Information, Stock Requests - Field: Earliest
* Inventory, Fulfill Stock Orders, Review Fulfillment Information, Fulfillment Status - Hyperlink: Order No - Page: Order Line Detail - Field: Earliest Ship Date
In the following PeopleBook chapter, you can read that the system calculates the early ship date by subtracting the number of days early from the scheduled ship date on the schedule:
Just In Time Parameters
Ship Prior To Request Date
If you select Yes, then enter a value in the Number of Days Early and Days Allowed After Request Date fields; do not leave them blank. A blank field for either of these fields equals 0 and has no effect on processing. You can use those fields to manage shipping options.
Days Allowed After Request Date
Enter the number of days beyond the requested arrival date that a customer accepts a delivery.
Number of Days Early
Specify the number of days before the scheduled arrival date that the customer accepts delivery if the customer accepts early shipments.
The system calculates the early ship date by subtracting the number of days early from the scheduled ship date on the schedule.
But what is the exact formula used by the system?
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