Have you looked as advanced billing on the AP side? I believe this is
different than a misc invoice.
You can kind of think of it as the vendor wants payment before sending
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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:36 PM
Subject: [Vantage] Container Landed Cost and tracking
We're trying to use this in 9.05.607 in a bit of an unusual way I guess
and wonder if anyone else has the same problem.
Basically, we're not yet using the landed cost stuff yet (just went live
2 months ago) but we need to see by container what's "on the water' (we
have 5 suppliers in China) and what's actually here.
Setting up a container and looking at the standard reports for the
ststus of shipped, arrived, and received gives us all the info we need
but won't work for us because of one small detail. We need to pay for
the material when it ships from China.
That means we must receive it for accounting to pay the invoice.
Unfortunately, that messes up the status of shipped (left China but not
yet here) and physically received at our plant as everything will then
show as received.
There are lots of line items on these containers so making a misc.
invoice and then matching it up later line by line is too cumbersome.
Production Control needs an easy way to see, by container, what parts
are inside so they can prioritize unloading them, etc. Receiving needs a
list of everything in the container to check off everything as they
I was going to 'receive' containers into the Inspection Queue and assign
everything to be inspected by a specific inspector (eg:"CHINA"). That
way I could print a standard Inspection Pending Report by Inspector to
see everything 'On The Water". I'd just have to add a UD field with the
container number to that report.
Unfortunately, while I can mark a particular supplier to be "Inspection
Required", I cannot also assign a default inspector by supplier. That
then also makes for a tedious line by line data entry task. We also
tried receiving to a virtual warehouse called INTRANSIT but doing the
line by line transfers to the main warehouse when they arrive was also
The Container Landed Cost thing would work great if only it would allow
me to pay the invoice while the container status was just SHIPPED.
Anybody have a work around here or other method or ideas?
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