A product can be associated to one or many suppliers (one Main Supplier and other secondary suppliers). If one or more suppliers are associated to a product, the product will be listed in the Supplier Inventory module when its supplier is chosen. In the same Supplier Inventory module, the product can also be assigned a Supplier Purchase Price (that can be used as the base price in the Pricing Rules module) or a Supplier SKU.
To assign one product to one or many suppliers, the icon next to the respective product SKU code should be clicked.
Once the icon is clicked, a pop-up window displays the suppliers of the product. Multiple suppliers may be assigned to a product and a main supplier may be chosen among the full list of suppliers. If the More option is clicked, the Supplier Inventory module for that product and supplier will open up.
- A product can be associated to a supplier only if the product is of the product type Buy From Supplier (applies if the Works module is enabled).
Assigning a product to a supplier does not restrict including this product to a purchasing document of another supplier unless the Restrict Products by the Selected Supplier option is set in the definition of the document type of the document.
To assign multiple products to a supplier, the user should select multiple products from the list of products and click the Edit option:
In the Supplier Inventory module, the product can be assigned various supplier related information such as a Supplier Purchase Price (that can be used as the base price in the Pricing Rules module), a Supplier SKU and Supplier Description or Supplier Availability and Supplier Lead time for that product.