Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Manage Vendors/Drop Shippers
The products that are sold by a company do not necessarily have to be stocked
by the company. They can choose to work with a third party vendor or drop
shipper who will take the orders and ship the items for them. This section
allows the user to configure such vendors along with configuring the shippers
and shipping methods that would be used by the vendor and the products they can
provide. The cost and part number of the product can be stored along with the
ability to make the product go out of stock based on vendor intimation.
A company that stocks products can have one or more suppliers for the same
product. This section allows the user to configure such suppliers. It also
allows the user to configure the supplier to supply to chosen warehouses and
configure the products that the supplier would supply to each of these
warehouses. The products are configured with the part number of the supplier
and their cost.
A vendor or a supplier can have hundreds of products that a particular company
might be interested in selling on their site. Import products functionality
allows expediting the process of configuring these products in the system. This
feature can read a CSV file consisting of hundreds of products and segregate
them into new products, products to modify and products to delete. It provides
the user with a step by step wizard to import the new products, modify selected
attributes of the existing products or delete the unused products.
A company can have one or more warehouses where they stock products. These
warehouses can be configured in this section along with configuring the
shippers and shipping methods that can be used out of each of the warehouses.
It also provides the user with an elaborate section to do inventory lookup,
assign pick locations and print location labels for the items in the warehouse.
Create Supplier Purhase Order (Manual)
In order to stock inventory into a warehouse the user has the option to create
a supplier purchase order consisting of the quantity of products that the user
wishes to purchase from the supplier. On the same PO, the user also has the
option to add adjustment products, if any, that might be lying in the warehouse
due to damages or expiration. Once a PO has been created it can be sent to the
supplier via email by clicking the "Send" button.
Create Suggested Supplier Purchase Order
When a company is dealing with thousands of products it becomes difficult for
the company to plan their inventory for upcoming sales. This section allows the
user to take into account different search criteria to figure out the correct
amount of inventory to order for the upcoming months. The suggestion takes into
the account the cheapest supplier. The results of this search can be converted
into one or many purchase orders for each supplier in the result.
Receive Supplier Purchase Order
On receiving the supply of products scheduled on a previously sent purchase
order, the user can use this section to add the products into the inventory of
the respective warehouse. This section allows the user to also make
modifications to the purchase order in case more or less items are received. It
allows the user to receive the PO in smaller chunks and even reject part of the
PO if the items were not sent or came damaged. Based on the costs and discounts
at which the items are received, the average cost of inventory of the products
being received is automatically updated.
If the market cost and item price are set to get updated automatically then
this will also get updated on receiving the products. If a PO never arrived,
then the user also has the option to void the entire PO.
View Processed Purchase Orders
This section allows the user to view purchase orders that have been
Inventory can get out of order due to many reasons. This section allows
reconciliation of inventory. Every reconciled record is audited in order to
allow tracking of any foul play by the employees of the organization.
Inventory Value Report
This section allows the user to view the value of the inventory in a given
warehouse by stores, categories and products. A snapshot of the inventory can
be configured to be taken at the end of each day allowing the user to view the
inventory on any particular day of the year. The value report shows the average
cost of the inventory, the actual market cost of the inventory and the total
price at which the inventory can be sold.