Monthly Archives: December 2013

Primary Stock Location Change

We’ve changed where the primary stock location of an item is stored. We previously stored the primary stock location of an item in field 45 of the ‘STOCK’ file record. We are now storing the primary stock location of an item in the ‘STKLOC’ file with a ZAB sequence of ‘0’ (zero).

The following screen shot displays the primary stock location of the item. Field 4 of the record being a ‘zero’ defines this as the primary location whereas field 4 being anything other than a zero would define an alternate/auxiliary location for the same item/part.

If you have any automated processes or reports that lookup/update the primary stock location of an item then please make the necessary changes to lookup the primary stock location in the ‘STKLOC’ file making sure you select the item with a ZAB sequence of ‘0’ (zero in field 4 of the STKLOC record).

Retaining Price on a Backordered Item Even if Superseded

We’ve added a new order option that will allow retention of a customer price on an item even if the item is superseded. For example, a customer orders part number 1234 at $2.00. Part number 1234 is backordered then subsequently superseded to part number 5678 which should sell to the customer at $2.50. Even though we recommend re-pricing’ backorders since the price difference can be substantial, the new option of ‘b (that’s a lower case “b” preceded by a single quote as in ‘b) will price the superseding part of 5678 at $2.00 (the original price of part number 1234).

The option can be set at order entry time for the current order only or as a default in the customer record for those customers you wish to always lock-in the backorder price, even when the item is superseded. It may be something to consider for mass merchants or very large customers that won’t pay a price other than the price they were originally quoted (expected to pay).