Combined packing list for sale (advanced features)
started a topic
about 1 year ago
The 1Q2017 release of DI offers a sale with advanced features. This supports split shipment without the need to create an additional SO. This allows users to respond to customer queries like "which shipment was item X on?" much more easily.
Unfortunately advanced sales order do not work with combined packing list. This limitation means that advanced SO is unusable for us.
From a business perspective I see 3 types of shipping
1. single SO, single shipment - this is the domain of people selling perfumed candles on eBay from their bedroom
2. single SO, multi shipment - often occurs if not all items in stock
3. multi SO, multi shipment (each shipment contains bits from several SO, possibly several customers) - this is the domain of grow - up container shipping where we find ourselves
DI has reached level 2. It would be nice if it could support level 3.
To do this requires seeing a shipment not as a handful of attributes on a a sales order but as a completely new data object.