Purpose: Use this screen to indicate whether to use standard or alternate zone reservation rules for reserving and shipping weather-sensitive items, such as plant stock, if you do not currently have the items in inventory.
Yes/no field: Select this field if you want to use alternate zone reservation rules. You might use these rules if:
• there is little likelihood that you will be able to fulfill a zone reservation order once the season starts if you do not currently have an available quantity or an open PO quantity for an item
• you should be able to fulfill a zone reservation order within the zone reservation dates as long as there is an open PO for the item
Under alternate rules, the always opens after the season Start date if there is no available quantity or open PO quantity for an item. You can use this window to sell out the order line, or to add the item as a future order line with the Next season open date as the order line’s Arrival date, meaning that the system would not attempt to reserve or ship the item until that date.
Also, if this value is selected, the system does not consider the Deferred cutoff date when determining whether to present the if there is no available quantity for an item but there is an open PO quantity. Instead, the system adds the order line as a zone reservation item with the current date as the Arrival date.
Leave this field unselected if you do not want to use alternate zone reservation rules. The system uses the standard zone reservation rules, which treats items the same way if there is no available quantity, regardless of whether there is an open PO quantity or not. For example, the does not open after the season start date, and the system simply adds the item to the order as a zone reservation item, using the current date as the Arrival date. Also, the does not open if there is no available quantity for an item but there is an open PO quantity after the Deferred cutoff date.