Purchasing Cards

Is this for a lean manufacturing requirement? Otherwise, I recommend the
requisition section under Purchasing Management. People enter their
requests for everything from erasers to white boards, (anything NOT in the
part master), it goes to someone for approval, then falls in to purchasing
suggestions ("other"), so the buyers see it and make the buy. All the
records are in Vantage, no cards to lose, and if you look in the trackers in
PURCHASING, you can get all the info on vendors, who requested it, etc.
Even for lean, it works well -- it is "visual" in the computer, and after
all, it is also "visual" if you are down to two four-packs of TP.

BEST PART: it is part of the purchasing module (since at least 5.1), so
there's nothing to buy.
WORST PART: No way to set min/max, since the "stuff" isn't in the part
master.

There is a little grief over getting the process set up (there always is) --
took a few weeks to get everyone on board here, but that was three years
ago.

Get with me off line if you need more details.
Lydia
Canyon Engineering Products


-----Original Message-----
From: rlunsf [mailto:rlunsf@...]
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 12:27 PM
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Subject: [Vantage] Purchasing Cards


We are looking at going to purchasing cards for a majority of our
expenses and possibly for purchases of parts from vendors. My question
is how do you maintain purchasing history (who you bought the part
from, etc.). Is anyone doing this now and if so, would they offer some
insight?







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We are looking at going to purchasing cards for a majority of our
expenses and possibly for purchases of parts from vendors. My question
is how do you maintain purchasing history (who you bought the part
from, etc.). Is anyone doing this now and if so, would they offer some
insight?