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How to associate more than one supplier with an item

By default, a primary supplier is assigned to an item from the ERP. Alternate suppliers are automatically made available as a supplier option in the planner action detail if there is a record of purchasing from the supplier in the purchase order history table that is uploaded to DemandCaster.

In some cases, a user may want to add a secondary supplier as an option particularly if the item is new or has no history of purchasing from the alternate supplier. The following article describes how to add a secondary supplier.

Go to Data Maintenance

Go to Data Maintenance
  1. Go to Data Maintenance interface
  2. Select "Product" from drop down

Select the Item to which a supplier will be added

Select the Item to which a supplier will be added
  1. Select the item by clicking on the check box
  2. Click the Check button called "Associate to Vendors"

A Supplier/Vendor pop-up opens

A Supplier/Vendor pop-up opens

Select the supplier to be added

Select the supplier to be added
  1. Search for supplier in the search box or navigate page by page at the bottom of the pop-up
  2. Click on the + icon to associate to the item. More than one supplier may be associated to the item.
  3. Click Save to save the association.

Select alternate supplier in item planner action detail interface

Select alternate supplier in item planner action detail interface
  1. The next time you review the planner action orders, the alternate supplier will be available from the supplier drop down.
  2. You may select the alternate supplier as required.
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