Reminder for Better QAD Intercompany In-Transit Management

Posted on: September 24, 2018 | By: Tim Lovely | QAD Distribution, QAD Financials, QAD Manufacturing, QAD Business Process

Time and again we see QAD clients struggle with the management of in-transit shipments and quantities, especially for movement of product between divisions internationally. Where possible, we encourage the use of EDI to support this process, utilizing the following basic approach to allow the business to gain visibility and control of in-transit.

  1. Sales Order Shipper created for shipment

  2. Sales Order Shipper confirmed

  3. Shipment ASN Export creates an ASN

  4. Document Import immediately processes the ASN to create a PO Shipper Receipt at the receiving site, which is automatically Confirmed (received) into an In Transit Location

  5. When product hits the dock at receipt, the international division transfer the product from the In Transit Location to its dock or warehouse.

A common variation on the process above puts the Sales Order Shipper or other common identifier in the Reference number (ld_ref) to allow a single transfer of all of the ld_det records for that ld_ref from the In Transit Location to the stock/warehouse location. This can often be facilitated by an Automated Solutions transactions or bar code data collection transaction.

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