Would using the Parent Company field in the customer file fix this for you.
ABC being the parent of ZYX and 123. Your a sales reports in report builder
could show subtotals for the parents and Childs.
Patrick J. Winter
Information Services Manager
sSc Specialty Screw Corporation
Vantage 3.00.614, Progress 8.3A
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 12:25 PM
Subject: [Vantage] Customers and Manufacturing Subcontractors
I was wondering if and how anyone else is dealing with the below scenario.
currently have a solution but wondered if anyone else had addressed this
We are looking to track Sales by customers who use manufacturing
For example, we have a very large Customer ABC who actually outsources most
their manufacturing to company XYZ and company 123 (we are finding this to
increasingly common). There may be some sales/invoicing activity to ABC in
prototyping stages but after this stage XYZ and 123 take over full
We enter sales orders, ship to and invoice XYZ and 123. If you look at the
standard Vantage Sales reports which look at invoicing activity ABC looks
bit player. However, ABC is the driver for all production. All
decisions come from ABC. So, even though we have invoiced the
we attribute all this business to ABC and want this to be reflected on Sales
We also can not say that all XYZ and 123 sales should be attributed to ABC
XYZ and 123 (who happen to be major, global manufacturing subcontractors)
act as manufacturing subcontractors for DEF, GHI and JKL, etc.
I look forward to seeing how Vantage users have addressed this issue.
Corporate I.S. Manager
Connor Manufacturing Services
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