Purchases & Returns

Types

Purchase

Contains the needs for finished products. This type is used for all purchases orders not initiated by products with MBOM or Custom Options.

Production

Contains the needs for none finished products, an MBOM without Custom Options.

Production CO

Contains the needs for a finished products where a custom option will be added.

Return

Contains products that will be send back to a supplier.

Processing a purchase order

Buying is a 2 step process: confirm and process.

Confirm

If a supplier needs to confirm, use the confirm button. An email is send to the supplier with all products. Based on the feedback of the supplier it is possible to alter the purchase order based on the supplier stock situation. After changes are made by the buyer the next step is to process the purchase order.

Process

No email is send to the supplier with the final products and quantities. If a purchase order is processed it is possible to receive goods.

It's possible to process a purchaseorder without the confirmation step (remember it will not send an email!!).

Cancel a purchaseorder

It's possible to cancel a product from a processed purchase order. Use the cross button to remove the product.

ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)

ETA can be set on the complete purchase order or an individual product. Every ETA entry or change will result in a Task. The ETA mentioned in the task is calculated based on free stock.

If purchased quantity is allocated, Clougistic will show the ETA of the next free purchased quantity.

The task will be created for purchase orders with state: "to be confirmed" or "processing".

Purchase Return

To return goods to a supplier, create a return purchase order. Only blocked inventory is possbile to return to a supplier.