Supplier Name: The name of the supplier.
Supplier ID: The supplier’s identification code.
Location: The location assigned to this supplier.
Active Products: The number of products currently active for the chosen supplier at this location.
Buyer: The Buy Group associated with this supplier, at this Location is displayed here.
Default PO Type
Combined Supplier Product Sequence
Process Alternate Source: If the Alternate Source system is being used, this flag will provide the buyer a method to block certain regular source products from being considered. Use a value of ‘0’ to block all products from a regular source. The default value of ‘1’ is used for new regular source suppliers which mean yes, do include products from this supplier for Alternate Source processing. See Chapter 2 for control at the product level.
Preference Sequence: When more than one Alternate Source has the best price for a product, then the Preference Sequence field is used to determine who will get the business.
What is used to rank the supplier? This is shown as a heading for the information under it. Dollars / Units in our example.
Last Updated Shows the last time this ranking information was changed.
Current Set Supplier Bracket Level
Quoted From Supplier: The lead time quoted by the supplier. The days will generate the Arrival Date on the Approval Screen.
Used For Suggestions: The lead time in days used for building suggested orders. Make sure to include both the order day and receive day in the total number of days.
Variance: The lead time variance is displayed as a percentage of the Lead Time for Orders. It is used as a default for new products in the supplier.
Auto Update Lead Time: If set to Yes the selected supplier would have the Auto Updating feature on.
Order Cycle: The number of days that represents the normal interval between supplier orders.
Add To Order Point: The number of days to add to the order point for all products under this supplier.
Maximum Forward Buy: The maximum forward buy number of days to order from deals
Header: The cost associated with placing a Purchase Order. This would include the cost of reviewing the Purchase Order, processing the Purchase Order paperwork and paying the Invoice.
Line: The cost of each additional line on the Purchase Order, associated with the cost of receiving. This would include the cost of checking quantities and stocking the products.
Target for New Products: The service level target used as a default for new products under this supplier.
Last Period: The last period’s service levels displayed as a percentage.
Convenience Pack: This is the default convenience pack percent used for new products under this supplier.
Rebate Factor: Enter the rebate amount as a percentage.
Cash Discount: Enter the cash discount as a percentage
Order Forecasting Precision: The Order Forecasting Precision is used when a more exact measurement of inventory replenishment is needed. Use this flag to build suggested orders that must fit precisely into a container (like a truck or box car). For example, when a truck is needing to be filled to its maximum weight, with this flag on, the system will add additional inventory in 10th’s of a day so the product will fit in the truck at a more precise level.
1 Day: Most Products
1/10th of a Day: Fast
10 Days: Slow Movers
Automatic Ordering: Would you like to set up the supplier as an automatic replenishment supplier?
Yes: System automatically replenishes this Supplier during the night process without buyer intervention.
No: The buyer must review the suggested order for this Supplier and then approve it.
Unit 6 ‘Other’ Text: The actual text to display when the buyer wants to use Unit 6. The default value is ‘Other….’
Split Code Type: Enter an Order Split Type here. If the Required Split Flag is not set in this field will not be used
Required Split: This flag can force the order to be split for this specific supplier.
Choose yes to split the order automatically when you press Approve Order.
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These optional fields can be used to pick suppliers for reports selectively.
Birth: Displays the creation date of this record.
Last Update: Shows the last time this supplier record was changed.
Last Order: The date the last order was placed for this supplier.
Last Review: The date this supplier’s products were last reviewed.
Fixed Cycle Processing: Choose the Fixed Cycle Frequency. Not Fixed Cycle – If not used
Day Of The Week To Order: Choose the day of the week the Fixed Cycle Processing should be performed on.
Next Order: Enter the next day’s date that the fixed cycle should start. The system will automatically advance this date when orders are placed on cycle.
Last Order: The last date this supplier was ordered on a fixed cycle.
Order Frequency: How often would you like to order?