In order to product accurate replenishment recommendations, you will need to set the lead time and days of stock for your products.
The lead time is the amount of time that elapses between placing a purchase order and receiving products.
Days of stock is a period of time for which you’d like to have enough stock, or, in other words, the stock cover.
Read more about how to choose the lead time and days of stock.
You can update lead time and days of stock:
- By vendor (supplier)
- Individually by variant
- In bulk for variants through Bulk Actions
- In bulk for variants through import
Updating lead time and days of stock by vendor
In Catalog > Vendors (from the left side menu),
click on 'settings' under the name of the vendor.
In the Vendor Settings, change the lead time and days of stock for the corresponding warehouse.
Then click 'Save' at the bottom of the page.
You'll see a pop-up to update existing lead time and days of stock settings for all variants of associated to the vendor. Without clicking 'update variants' here, the new settings will only apply to newly associated variants of the vendor and will not apply to existing associated variants.
This option will allow you to set different lead times per location if you have multiple warehouses set up in your Inventory Planner account.
Read more about how to associate variants with vendors.
Updating lead time and days of stock by variant
In the Replenishment screen (from left side menu), type updated information in the Lead Time and Days of Stock columns.
Click on the field where you would like to update information and type in the new lead time or days of stock.
Then Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Updating lead time and days of stock for variants using Bulk Actions
You can change the lead time and days of stock for products in bulk in the replenishment report. In order to do so:
- Filter products the way you want
- Select products using checkboxes on the left
- Click on Bulk Actions > Set Lead Time and Days-of-Stock
- Change the lead time and days of stock
- Click on Apply.
Apply Lead Time and Days of Stock by Warehouse, in Catalogue
In Catalogue > Warehouse, you can apply the Lead time and Days of Stock for each Variant, for all locations.
Once set, click the Save Changes option at the bottom of the screen.
Import lead time and days of stock
In Replenishment, click on Import at the bottom of the screen.
Select Replenishment from the import options.
Attach a spreadsheet with one column for the SKU (or other unique identifier such as barcode or ID), one column for lead time and one column for days of stock. Be sure that each column has a column title. Match your column title to the corresponding field in Inventory Planner.
Finally, click Upload.