Lead time and days of stock

In order to produce accurate replenishment recommendations you will need to set the lead time and days of stock for your products.

The lead time is the amount of time that elapses between placing a purchase order and receiving products. 

Days of stock is a period of time for which you’d like to have enough inventory. In other words, the stock cover.

You can update lead time and days of stock via several methods:

  • By vendor (supplier)
  • Individually by variant
  • Using bulk actions
  • By import

Update by vendor

At Catalog > Vendors, find the vendor and click Settings.

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Here you can change the lead time and days of stock per warehouse and then click Save at the bottom of the screen. 

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Click Update periods for variants to apply these settings to existing products/variants. If you do not select this option, then settings will only be applied to new variants associated with this vendor.

Update by variant 

In the Replenishment page, type updated information in the Lead Time and Days of Stock columns (you might need to edit columns first to include these fields). Simply click the relevant field and type in the new lead time or days of stock.

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Then click Save changes at the bottom of the page.

Update using bulk actions

You can change the lead time and days of stock for products in bulk in the replenishment report:

  • Filter variants to show the ones you would like to update
  • Select variants using the checkboxes on the left

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  • Click on Bulk actions > Set lead time and days of stock

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  • Change the lead time and days of stock

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  • Click Apply

Update by import

In Catalog > Forecast settings, click on Import at the bottom of the page. Then select Replenishment from the import options. 

Attach a spreadsheet with SKU in column A, a column for lead time and one for days of stock. Be sure that each column has a column title.

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Match your column titles to the corresponding field in Demand Planner. Then, click Upload.

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