Groups

A group aggregates multiple sites of the supply chain. If you have multiple sites that are handled in the same way in another table and you do not want to create multiple entries defining exactly the same policy for them, you can aggregate these sites in a group.

e.g. You have three customers that use the same sourcing policy. Instead of creating a separate entry in the Sourcing table for each customer, you can create a group containing these customers, and define a single entry referring to this group.

Groups can be created manually by the user or automatically as the result of running an experiment. 

e.g. GFA experiment result suggests that you should create two DCs (DC1 and DC2). In this case, the system will automatically arrange all the available customers into two groups (DC1 Customers and DC2 Customers) and generate the corresponding sourcing policies for these groups.

The names of the groups in the table cells and drop-down lists are put in brackets to visually distinghuish them from the names of the single objects.

Column

Description

Name

The name of the group. It must be a meaningful name since you will refer to it in other ALX tables.

Description

The description of the group. Provide additional information about the group and its content here.

Customers

The list of customers included in the group. 

To edit the list, double-click in the cell and select the checkboxes in the appeared dialog box. 

Sites

The list of supply chain sites included in the group.

To edit the list, double-click in the cell and select the checkboxes in the appeared dialog box. 

Suppliers

The list of suppliers included in the group.

To edit the list, double-click in the cell and select the checkboxes in the appeared dialog box. 

Groups

The list of groups included in the group.

To edit the list, double-click in the cell and select the checkboxes in the appeared dialog box.