Inventory planning and acquisition includes subject areas that address retailer product ordering, receiving and inventory put away (movement into warehouse or store inventory locations). This part of the ARTS model is unchanged from ARTS ODM V6.1.
The current ARTS Inventory Planning and Acquisition subject areas supports the transactional aspect of purchasing, receiving, put-away, and vendor returns. It does not provide data structures for merchandise budgeting, open to buy, allocation and assortment planning and related planning and control functions. These are areas that will be explored and developed in future extensions to the data model.