We are working with a client who has a high number of overseas orders in a number of locations (some examples being USA and Japan). Although their configured sourcing logic means OMS will fulfil these orders via local stores where possible, due to shallow stock in stores, this is is not always feasible. Thus, there is a need for large numbers of parcels to be sent from the Client’s main DC in Europe, to these locations.
The DC handles these shipments as ‘Loads’ – meaning that each day, all shipments bound for these locations are collated together and sent in one large ‘Load’ shipment, rather than as many individual small parcels. Operating in this way has the following benefits: