Excuse my ignorance, but HUH? What is the "store tie" application?
It's where you can tie individual DPCIs to endcaps (and maybe aisles?). That's all I know.
Can you tie it to endcaps that already have a POG tied there? Do you have to make up a schematic/ facings/ capacities?
You can re scan the item and then type in 0 for the capacity then hit update tie. You can also just tie a new POG to the end cap as well. When you sign in and hit "My Work" hit All Applications and just scroll down to it. The square is purple and it says STR Tie in white letters on it.
Anyone get a chance to use it yet? I was able to use it on two end caps in mmb that had POG dates of June 2011. They were light as heck and keeping them stocked was a hassle. I really like it!
This in theory is an excellent idea, and to be honest I have always wished we had this. However with everyone running around tieing product I can only see it ending in tears. Curious people that have tried it yet. Have you noticed any knock on effects with over pulling or screwing up the accumulator? and conformation if they pop up in instocks tasks?
Store tied end caps do appear on the Instocks Task List, so happy about that. Our Instocks TL was ecstatic when she saw that the end caps came up on the task list. The only end caps that I know are store tied are just three over in mmb. I am not sure if there are any other ones, though won't be surprised if there are. Though, management hasn't really been telling anyone about the application. I think it is to avoid people messing with end caps all over the place.
Its a great idea, but I fear the same thing for my store... There are certain leaders who have been around a long time, and I know they will just fake tie the real SPs and make their own "better" ones...
Yeah I read the update notes this morning, and I have to agree in the wrong hands it is just going to be a pain. (I can just see them screwing up the accumulator now)
But to be honest at my store the lazy SF-TL's don't even own there own PTM aisles let alone give them something else to do, So i'm not overly concerned.
But I have to say as BR/IS-TL I am super excited. Having tied discontinued endcaps should make it easier for pricing to find there product also which has always been a challenge at my store.
Definitely I can see it being an awesome tool in driving accuracy in almost every process... Instocks, Pricing, Flow etc will all benefit if this tool is used in the right ways! However, I can see a SFTL having an empty endcap and if they are in furniture they could either A) Look for a SP that is due and set it or B) If the endcap that is due is something hard to set (ie frames in furniture) they could just fake tie that SP somewhere (getting it off the report) and instead force tie some ottomans or something... I am very happy for this tool and it will be an awesome roll out that is long overdue, just some SFTLs (at least in my store) will assume they know better and just make a SPs their own way