When an item has multiple suppliers, is it possible to select the supplier on the shortages tab so that when I tick to order it allows me to order from my choice of supplier.
Posted on: Jan 16 2018 at 08:55:53 AM
When you place a checkmark into the box on the shortages report it doesn't order it from any specific supplier. It just flags the item for purchasing.
The item can be ordered from ANY supplier capable of supplying that item.
So, when you go to create a purchase order if you select a supplier that is capable of supplying that item then the item will be pre-populated into the order even if that supplier is not the default supplier for that item.
Posted on: Jan 17 2018 at 03:03:24 AM
That doesn't seem to be the case for me, I have just created a test part with three different suppliers and only the default supplier gets pre-populated.
We use several different manufacturers for different top level sheet metal assemblies however the assemblies will all share the same rivets. We don't free issue the rivets so want them to show up on the PO for a given assembly. At the moment unless we are ordering from the supplier that happens to be the default supplier of the rivet I am having to add the rivets in manually.
Posted on: Jan 18 2018 at 08:25:31 AM
Sorry. In version 4.2 it only populates the purchase order with items for which the supplier is the default supplier.
That was actually one of the biggest customer complaints. When the order was pre-populated with items that are not normally purchased from that supplier. So we switched it to only the default supplier.
That was changed a couple of years ago and you are the first person to say that you'd prefer the other way.
In the next update we'll add a settings/option so you can choose which way to do it.
Posted on: Jan 19 2018 at 07:41:34 AM
If at the shortages stage we could select which supplier we wanted to order each part from for the given work order. Then the quantity need for that order could then be pre populated into the selected suppliers purchase order.
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