On the EXF piece, I am not sure where you heard how that works, but the implications of using EXF aren't what you posted! EXF doesn't hurt the accumulator unless you overrequest the amount you need (which then will cause it to overpull over and over again)... The reason Target doesn't want stores using EXF is because it is a bandaid to larger accumulator issues and covers them up!Sooooo many problems with the instocks process. Wanna set up a raincheck. Toggle to stand alone research to rescan the label you just scanned in outs. Type in 0, hit enter and toggle back to rf applications. Re enter your team member number since your pda kicked you out, requiring you to log in again. Set up raincheck and try to find a substitution that "isn't or will be a promotional item" and is in the same department as your out. Step three, toggle back to the Instocks application and hit continue. Wanna fill a paper towel backwall that is starting to look spotty? Lol too bad you can't use STAND ALONE EXF to pull the exact amount of product you need. That will mess up your accumulator and your backroom team will be pulling those paper towels EVERY time they do an hourly CAF pull. So instead do stand alone research and let the backroom team pull the capacity of each item (WHICH WILL BE OFF BY A SIGNIFICANT MARGIN CAUSING TONS OF BACKSTOCK LOL).
Sorry had to deal with this today and I'm drinking away my troubles lol!
Any chance you could go over this on the forum? I'm interested too and I'm sure I'm not the only one.THere is another way to do rainchecks & research, without stressing you out. Pm me for details. It highly suggested to this cheat on outs unless there are multi rainchecks in a 4 ft section. Partner with tl's to help your team on rainchecks. Also, ask gstl, to let you know when a 9801 is done on the register. Another opp there too.
are you doing alot of rainchecks? shelves well stock? just curious..I'm instocks team captain and also part of a research-only store. Our store is ultra-low volume, but I think research-only is working out fabulously. We've never had more than one instocks TM scheduled at once though (we only get 35 hours a week for the whole team), so maybe that's why it's working out so well.