Forecasting: unify Reorder and Reorder Backorder
There are a number of highly insightful requests for improved backorder functionality. Dear is investing in the Inventory Velocity module, which is great but works under only limited circumstances. I have not one business that could rely on this for its reordering.
So every client I have uses the one or both of the legacy reordering methods.
Here is one change, not so significant, that would make people much happier. I have thought about recommending the most minimal change I can.
The Reorder Report should have one change.
A binary option "Include Backorders".
If this is selected, it will
a) include SKUs which have a negative available quantity, regardless of whether a reorder quantity issued
b) the the reorder quantity to -1 * available quantity if this is higher than the reorder quantity
This can currently be achieved like this
- Per Supplier
- Run the Reorder report, create POs with the recommended quantities, authorise POs.
- Run the Rorder backorder report, create POs and authorise them
- Merge the POs.
There is no value at all in so much extra work.
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