Topic: Order items in multiples automatically
|By: MBoivin||Posted on: Jan 21 2019 at 07:37:46 AM|
|Is there a way to generate a purchase order with quantities aligned in multiples? For example, we work in the electronics industry and buy components in reels of 5000 parts per reel but the vendor does not sell 1 reel, he sells 5000 parts on 1 reel. So my quantity needs to always be in multiples of 5000. So if I need 7000 parts according to the shortage from miniMRP, the PO should have 10000 parts instead of 7000 to match the multiple.|
|By: Support||Posted on: Jan 22 2019 at 02:59:59 AM|
|In MiniMRP - ItemDetail - you see the 'Suppliers' tab.|
In the suppliers tab you can setup any units of measure.
So, you could setup Unit O fMeasure (UOM) 'REEL' with quantity of 5000 per reel.
In the case of Reels, minimrp would expect you to buy one reel or two reels etc from the supplier. The purchase order would show something like this on each line:
Part Number, Description, REEL (5000), Quantity=2
Surely the supplier will understand that and supply 2 reels with a total of 10000?
If you really must order individual units (order 10000 units) then you need to go to the suppliers tab and set it up without a UOM. Quantity one per UOM. But then MiniMRP can not automatically increase the order quantity in steps, 5000, 10000, 15000. You'd need to manually edit the order quantity.
It's just better the order Reels.
But you raise an interesting point. Even though nobody has ever mentioned this before I still think it is an interesting idea if MiniMRP also had a setup option for "Multiples" as you suggest.
I've added this to the suggestion box.
|By: MBoivin||Posted on: Feb 5 2019 at 07:28:47 AM|
|Thanks for the reply. I had seen this UOM option but as you say this will order reels. My purchase orders are sent by EDI with an automated process so the receiving computer will not know to multiply the UOM by the QTY.|
I hope this will be added in future revisions!
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