The counter is used to count the number of cases, layers, pallets, or eaches in the purchase order. It should be set up to be consistent among all of the products in the supplier.
The number next to the counter on the product settings screen represents how many of the product are in the unit of measure (cases, layers, pallets, or eaches) that you would like to count. Typically, the default for the counter will be to count by cases.
If you have a bracket level minimum in one of these units of measure (cases, layers, pallets, or eaches) the counter should reflect that in each product.
For example, if you have a bracket level minimum of 500 cases, you will want to tell K3S the quantity of that product which represents 1 case in the counter field. If the product has 12 units in one case, you can enter a 12 in the override field (your ERP is likely bringing over case quantities already for the counter). That means that for every case you order of this product, it will add 1 to the counter. If you order five cases of the product, that will equal five counters. In this specific example, counter = case.
Let’s look at another example. Let’s say you have a minimum of 10 pallets. You might buy the products by the case (or even layer), and you need to reach a minimum order of 10 pallets. In this situation, you will need to set the counter field to tell K3S how many of each product is in 1 pallet. Depending on the products, this number will likely be in eaches. So if there are 12 individual eaches in a case, and 10 cases in a pallet, you will still need to enter how many eaches are on a pallet into the override field. In this example, there would be 120 eaches in 1 pallet. In this specific example, counter = pallet.
Article last revised on August 27, 2018