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By: GuestPosted on: Nov 20 2020 at 11:09:52 AM
Is it possible to change the wording on purchase orders from "Required By" to "Date Required" (As it is when "Use Common Date" is selected)?

Just to ensure suppliers deliver at the date required, not "By" the date required - which in our case means they deliver early!!


By: Steve at ShinePosted on: Nov 20 2020 at 03:43:12 PM
That is a good suggestion.

By: Steve at ShinePosted on: Dec 9 2020 at 02:47:10 PM
Can you make this change? I too have suppliers that will ship early if they can. What I want is for the supplier to deliver on the date required.

By: JasonPosted on: Dec 11 2020 at 05:08:49 AM
Does it really need changing? Looking at that wording - "Required By" or "Date required" I think you're splitting hairs.

So what if the item arrives a day early. Rather a few days early than just one day late.

I also often create a PO where the same item appears on more than one row with different "required by" dates. Multiple delivery drops one week or one month apart. It's pretty obvious what I want the supplier to do. Of course the supplier could take the wording literally and drop the whole thing on me in one go and say thats what I asked for. But I and he would know he's just being a d*ck and he's unlikely to get any cooperation or loyalty from me going forward.

If your suppliers are being d*cks you need to talk to them and you won't have a problem.

By: JasonPosted on: Dec 11 2020 at 05:10:43 AM
There's also that comments box at the bottom of the PO. You could easily write something in there "On Date" or "Day Before please".

By: GuestPosted on: Dec 11 2020 at 07:35:06 AM
You need to have another look.

When you identify rows on an order using a non-common date, the wording is "Required Date", not "Required By".

All i was asking for is to use the same wording throughout - removes any ambiguity.

I don't waste time writing here for the fun of it, or to split hair's, these are simple improvments, they don't have to be implemented - but i thought that was the purpose of this forum.

By: JasonPosted on: Dec 12 2020 at 04:11:12 AM
I'm sorry. You're right. I should have "taken another look" before commenting. I agree. It should be consistent.

I could argue that the wording "Required By" throughout would be more accurate. That's what my suppliers have been doing anyway. I simply hadn't noticed that they've been ignoring my very specific "Date Required". It's likely that the supplier thinks he's doing me a favor by making sure the items arrive a day or two before so I have time to unbox and check them before they're required.

Maybe to be more specific if we want the delivery on an exact date then the wording should be "Deliver On".

But. I agree. Change it all to "Date Required". That is, cosmetically, better.

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