Ordering is really time consuming

Ordering does not have to take much time with Optiply. If you are busy ordering for a long time, it may be that something is not set correctly. Possible causes are discussed in this article.

Wrong supplier settings

Incorrectly filled in delivery times or delivery times that are in reality longer than on paper, can lead to more orders or unreliable predictions. Also, errors in the minimum order value, fixed order costs and manual order period can lead to extra orders or unreliable predictions (red/orange dots). For more information about the supplier settings, see the article 'supplier settings'.

Too high desired service levels

When the service levels are set high, this leads to a high safety stock. This means that the order advises also go up to meet the service level. For more information about service levels, see the article 'deviating service levels'.

Incorrect stock positions

Deliveries where too many or too few products are booked lead to stock differences between the warehouse and Optiply. Because of this, Optiply thinks that there is enough or too little in stock, while in reality, this is not the case. This means that orders have to be adjusted downwards or upwards, which takes extra time. For more information about booking an order, see the article 'booking a purchase order'.

Lots of red/orange tags

We advise to always check red and orange tags. These are products of which Optiply cannot estimate well enough what the right advice is for that product. When a product is difficult to predict because the demand is very variable or because Optiply sees a trend coming, Optiply will indicate this with a red or orange tags. Another reason for a less reliable advice is if a product has often been out of stock. Even when a product is new and has been sold less than five times, Optiply will indicate this with a red tag.