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Wolfes
06-24-2008, 06:56 PM
Understanding Inventory control is important when reordering merchandise. As a past "parts" manager, I evaluated the sales history to an item prior to reordering it. No sense restocking an item that hasn't sold for a long period of time.

Also, It can help make sure we have enough of an item on hand.

The CM purchase order system is okay, but will not allow you to reopen a purchase order. For example, we're entering items on the purchase order screen and the phone rings, we need to enter a reservation but have to close the purchase order. After the call, the PO can not be reopened to add or modify items to it.

Consider that we do not always get all the items we ordered, some vendors automatically ship the items at a later date, others do not.

It also doesn't allow us to enter the "actual" number of items received. Say we ordered 100 water baloons and the vendor only shipped 50, we have to "receive" the whole 100 then make an inventory adjustment to the actual number shipped. (same case if the vendor shipped & invoiced us for a larger quantity).

sspielbusch
06-25-2008, 05:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Since the original implementation of the purchase orders fucntion, we've hardly looked at it because we don't know if people are even using them. This is about the first feedback we've had on purchase orders, and it definitely helps to know what might be missing.

If anybody else uses the purchase orders, or would like to but hasn't for some reason, please continue to give us feedback.