Adjusting replenishment for vendor attributes

How to use "To order" to see adjusted replenishment recommendations based on vendor attributes

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The replenishment recommendation for every variant is based on the forecast method and settings, forecast edits, and its individual replenishment planning settings (lead time and days of stock).

Once replenishment is calculated, there may be additional vendor rules such as units of measurement (UOM), minimum order quantity (MOQ), or order limits (for Amazon warehouses) that need to be considered before creating a new purchase order.

Since replenishment is calculated with your specific planning settings in mind, these rules are not considered in the metric.

"To order" column

To see an adjusted replenishment metric that considers shipment and vendor rules, you can add the "To order" metric as a column using the gear icon in the top right of the replenishment Report.

Several related metrics can also be added to see "to order" in terms of cost, gross revenue, or profit.

Order limit

The order limit will reflect the "maximum shipment quantity" from Amazon's restock report in your Seller Central account.

Minimum order quantities and units of measurement

The minimum order quantity (MOQ) and units of measurement (UOM) columns can also be added to the Replenishment report.

In the example below, the first variant was rounded to the nearest case of 50 based on the units of measurement rule.

The second variant was rounded to 600 based on the minimum order quantity rule.

You can also apply the "Above MOQ" filter to only bring up variants whose replenishment recommendations meet your minimum order quantities.

Creating purchase orders with adjusted quantities

Create a purchase order from Replenishment by selecting variants using the checkboxes on the left-hand side, then clicking "+ New purchase order". The "To order" quantity will be added to the order, and an alert will appear at the top right of the purchase order summarizing details of any variants where the original replenishment recommendation was adjusted.

Exceptions and limitations

There are some exceptions and limitations to the adjustments you will see on purchase orders and in the "To order" column:

  • "To order" does not currently consider MOQs by product or tier prices. The column only considers MOQs by variant and UOM.

  • "To order cost" is based on the average cost price (if multiple vendors/costs are associated with the variant).

  • "Min/Max stock" is already considered in the replenishment recommendation since it is a warehouse rule, rather than a vendor rule.

Answers the questions

How do I see what I'm actually going to order from my vendor/supplier?

How do the minimum order quantity (MOQ) and units of measurement (UOM) affect purchase orders?

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