The system whilst it allows you the ability to allocate a number of suppliers and their costs to a product - when a requirement creates a need for a PO, the reorder tab is filled with a suggestion to raise a PO against each supplier
Can I suggest a tick box on the suppliers where a preferred vendor can be nominated so only one PO suggestion is made
We are coming from NetSuite and this is something they do. They use the Preferred Vendor as the Drop Ship vendor. It makes it nice when you run your reorder reports because you can filter by Preferred vendor. When you have 1,000's of item each with 3 or more vendors, DEAR reporting gets to be a little much.
I agree with the need for a preferred supplier flag. We use the product/supplier api to extract data for forecasting and purchasing. Having a date for last supplied is not reflective of who the "preferred suplier" is.