To give you a good idea of the difference between weeks cover tool and skus to stock today widget, we just noticed the following as a good example.
We have a very good, fast selling sku of which we have set the weeks cover to three. Each week, we may send in a few hundred, according to the weeks cover and historical sales. This week, with Christmas approaching, we opted to send another shipment of 200 pieces in, the sku to stock today widget was telling us to send in 1200 pieces. Goods have now been booked in and the replenishment alert widget is not sounding the low stock alert.
So, had we followed the sku to stock today widget we would have sent in 1,000 pieces more than we needed to. For sure, it would have meant that we had stock sitting in the FC ready for an upturn in sales, but if that upturn never arrives, then we have 1,000 pieces accruing storage charges.