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Manual Purchasing and Receiving

Between raw materials and warehouses, much of a product’s lifecycle is spent before it makes it to the shop floor. Apparel is no exception, with clothing manufactured sometimes halfway around the world from its end customer. Rather than manufacturing products on their own, many fashion labels use their vendor base to develop high-quality product out of house. By putting the responsibility on the vendor, they save time for their internal team to work on future seasons while in turn benefitting from their vendor’s skilled team.

ApparelMagic simplifies supply chain management with the right tools to keep track of your products as they get to their end consumer. In many cases, businesses don’t keep enough inventory on hand to be able to allocate inventory immediately. In these cases, you will have to either Purchase or Manufacture the required products. There are several ways to purchase and manufacture, including manually purchasing or manufacturing units, and purchasing or manufacturing by order or demand.

In this lesson, we’ll learn to cover basic purchasing and receiving by manually purchasing units. After finishing the lesson, use Purchase Orders to buy products from a vendor and receive the units into your inventory. Then, use these units to allocate an order.

Manual Purchasing and Receiving Quiz

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1. You can specify a date due on the following tab:a) Overviewb) Item Detailc) Costsd) Shipping

Answer: a) Overview

2. True or False: Purchased units can only be sent to your default warehouse.

Answer: False. You can select a specific warehouse for vendors to send you their goods.

3. What is a receiver? a) A person in charge of bringing shipments to a warehouseb) A document to acknowledge receipt of goods at a warehousec) A letter sent to a customer to confirm receipt of an orderd) None of the above

Answer: b) A receiver is a document to acknowledge receipt of goods at a warehouse.

4. True or False: When goods are received at a warehouse, they may be allocated.

Answer: True. Once you have received your PO, they are available to be allocated.