It doesn't seem useful in our business for Reorder Quantity to be a fixed number. Instead, the quantity on a PO should calculated to be whatever is necessary to get inventory up to a "Maximum Inventory Level". If Stock Level is less than Minimum Before Reorder, then purchase Maximum Inventory Level minus Stock Level.
For example for a product:
Minimum before reorder is 50
Maximum Inventory Level is 100
Available is 30
Low Stock Reorder should create a PO for a quantity of 70.
This is a good idea, it makes far more sense, the most logical process is to show the maximum inventory level within the PO, then you can make a simple calculation. It maybe that you just need to tweak the qty's to reach a certain threshold for carriage free order or MOQ's
Definitely. The way it works at the moment doesn't really make sense. It means that you have to think about the stock levels you need and add up what you have in stock with what your stock levels should be.
For me, it means that I can't hand it over to an assistant without double checking that she's thought it through.
Stock reordering should be a no brainer.
This is a great idea - together with merging ReOrder and ReOrder back ordered stock.
Ideally a simple table for any item were more stock should be purchased to fulfill existing orders and bring stock levels back to preferred levels.
Fixed quantity reorder has a place for things coming in set quantities - accordingly a stock range e.g At least 100 but no more than 130 - order in sets of 25 (items in a bag) so if stock was 37, system would suggest 3 lots of 25 so 75 would be ordered
When creating a purchase order, it would be good to see for each line item the currently available stock level as well.
We also aim to maintain certain inventory levels and the reorder system is very clunky for what we are looking for. Please implement this.