Receiving supplier qty"s?

I would also like to see an extra digit or two. Our base unit for raw
material inventory is inches. Most raw material comes in 12' (144")
lengths. The dimensional conversion factor is 1/144" =
.006944444444444...



We generally override the conversion factor, and dollars seem to work
ok.



Bruce Butler

IT Manager

Knappe & Koester, Inc.

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of ami_miker
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 9:07 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Re: RECEIVING SUPPLIER QTY"S?????



I have had the same frustrations with the UOM issues. For your
first situation, one of our clients added the conversion information
into the part description. The receiver wouldn't have to weigh the
shipment, but they would still have to manually convert from each to
lbs.

The conversion factor is extremely frustrating. The conversion
factors are some of the most detail limiting numeric fields in
Vantage. In a lot of cases, just one more digit (like many other
numerics) would help tremendously. Sorry - no suggestions here.

Michael Randolph
Infinity Business Consulting
mrandolph@... <mailto:mrandolph%40infinitybc.com>

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"JohnBob" <jholden@...> wrote:
>
> When a company orders metal from a vendor, they usually purchase
in
> industry standard of $$/lbs.
>
> When a company receives items into stock, they do not use the
vendors
> unit of measure but the companies (typically each)
>
> Vantage forces the receiver to use the suppliers unit of measure
> regardless of PO or our unit of measure.
>
> Receivers do not weigh trucks or the product being unloaded from
> those trucks. They count in our unit of measure how many pieces
we
> received.
>
> Vantage will convert the suppliers unit of measure to our qty unit
of
> measure but not the other way around.
>
> When a supplier shorts us from what is listed on the del tkt,
> truckers and your receiving personnel will adjust the del tkt in
our
> qty (each) not the supplier qty (lbs) - primarily because they are
> not weighing the units they offload from the truck) By the way -
my
> receiver is not working for my suppliuer therefore counts in my
unit
> of measure not the suppliers.
>
> In this case, note how the receiver and the trucker both verified
> that we received only 2 of the 3 unites (each) that we were
supposed
> and that were listed on the del tkt. The load was supposed to
> contain all 3 pcs and likewise reflected the suppliers unit of
> measure in lbs but now Vantage is expecting my receiver to know
the
> factor & convert the actual received supplier qty while he is
> standing on the back of a semi.
>
> I have one other issue in that my suppliers like to round their
unit
> of measure which causes me to receive 2.99 pcs or 4.01 pcs, etc.
I
> need control of this without depending on my suppliers system
getting
> it correct. My system, my numbers, my factors, our unit of
measure
> is what is used here.
>
> By receiving the supplier qty in I would have eventually paid for
> product that I did not receive. Can I bill Vantage for these
errors?
>





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
When a company orders metal from a vendor, they usually purchase in
industry standard of $$/lbs.

When a company receives items into stock, they do not use the vendors
unit of measure but the companies (typically each)

Vantage forces the receiver to use the suppliers unit of measure
regardless of PO or our unit of measure.

Receivers do not weigh trucks or the product being unloaded from
those trucks. They count in our unit of measure how many pieces we
received.

Vantage will convert the suppliers unit of measure to our qty unit of
measure but not the other way around.

When a supplier shorts us from what is listed on the del tkt,
truckers and your receiving personnel will adjust the del tkt in our
qty (each) not the supplier qty (lbs) – primarily because they are
not weighing the units they offload from the truck) By the way – my
receiver is not working for my suppliuer therefore counts in my unit
of measure not the suppliers.

In this case, note how the receiver and the trucker both verified
that we received only 2 of the 3 unites (each) that we were supposed
and that were listed on the del tkt. The load was supposed to
contain all 3 pcs and likewise reflected the suppliers unit of
measure in lbs but now Vantage is expecting my receiver to know the
factor & convert the actual received supplier qty while he is
standing on the back of a semi.

I have one other issue in that my suppliers like to round their unit
of measure which causes me to receive 2.99 pcs or 4.01 pcs, etc. I
need control of this without depending on my suppliers system getting
it correct. My system, my numbers, my factors, our unit of measure
is what is used here.

By receiving the supplier qty in I would have eventually paid for
product that I did not receive. Can I bill Vantage for these errors?
I have had the same frustrations with the UOM issues. For your
first situation, one of our clients added the conversion information
into the part description. The receiver wouldn't have to weigh the
shipment, but they would still have to manually convert from each to
lbs.

The conversion factor is extremely frustrating. The conversion
factors are some of the most detail limiting numeric fields in
Vantage. In a lot of cases, just one more digit (like many other
numerics) would help tremendously. Sorry - no suggestions here.

Michael Randolph
Infinity Business Consulting
mrandolph@...

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "JohnBob" <jholden@...> wrote:
>
> When a company orders metal from a vendor, they usually purchase
in
> industry standard of $$/lbs.
>
> When a company receives items into stock, they do not use the
vendors
> unit of measure but the companies (typically each)
>
> Vantage forces the receiver to use the suppliers unit of measure
> regardless of PO or our unit of measure.
>
> Receivers do not weigh trucks or the product being unloaded from
> those trucks. They count in our unit of measure how many pieces
we
> received.
>
> Vantage will convert the suppliers unit of measure to our qty unit
of
> measure but not the other way around.
>
> When a supplier shorts us from what is listed on the del tkt,
> truckers and your receiving personnel will adjust the del tkt in
our
> qty (each) not the supplier qty (lbs) – primarily because they are
> not weighing the units they offload from the truck) By the way –
my
> receiver is not working for my suppliuer therefore counts in my
unit
> of measure not the suppliers.
>
> In this case, note how the receiver and the trucker both verified
> that we received only 2 of the 3 unites (each) that we were
supposed
> and that were listed on the del tkt. The load was supposed to
> contain all 3 pcs and likewise reflected the suppliers unit of
> measure in lbs but now Vantage is expecting my receiver to know
the
> factor & convert the actual received supplier qty while he is
> standing on the back of a semi.
>
> I have one other issue in that my suppliers like to round their
unit
> of measure which causes me to receive 2.99 pcs or 4.01 pcs, etc.
I
> need control of this without depending on my suppliers system
getting
> it correct. My system, my numbers, my factors, our unit of
measure
> is what is used here.
>
> By receiving the supplier qty in I would have eventually paid for
> product that I did not receive. Can I bill Vantage for these
errors?
>