Inventory minimum Stock levels

A nice feature for inventory would be that you can set minimum stock levels/amounts and then there could be some way of Manager warning you that you need to purchase more items in inventory to replenish stock levels of an items or multiple times.

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I’ll add it to my todo list. If you don’t hear back on this feature within a month, just bump it again so it’s not forgotten.

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Thank you I will do.

Any update on this feature?

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If this capability is added, a lead time for the item would be very helpful. That way, Manager would know when to notify you of the need to order.

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It looks like I will really need to introduce some statuses on purchase orders first.

Simply because once you are alerted on inventory items low in stock, your next action would be to make new purchase order to supplier. At that point, you no longer want to be alerted since the item has been ordered.

I think without orders being taken into account here, this feature wouldn’t be very useful. Is that correct?

Yes that makes sense. You don’t want continues warning when you open Manager.

I really would like to see this feature specially if you have around 80k items on your list.

Thanks!

In our current system inventory/invoicing without accounting the system has automatic reordering of inventory and the basis for the reordering is we have the following.

Reorder Point (Minimum stock before you reorder)
Reorder Quantity = if you reach the minimum quantity it will reorder the quantity you put in the reorder quantity

I think for this to work the inventory item should be assigned to a specific supplier.

Can we add in the inventory item a preferred supplier?

My experience with inventory management via ERP systems suggests no need to assign a specific supplier. One might purposely source identical parts and raw materials from multiple suppliers to encourage competition, balance quicker deliveries against lower prices, achieve higher production rates than one source can meet, or even cultivate desired supply chain relationships. Philosophically, I have observed that too much automation in the supply chain distances you from your suppliers and leads to complacency. New options arise, but are ignored, while you routinely reorder the same things from the same suppliers time after time.

Please understand, I am not saying that supplier history is not valuable, because it is. I am only saying there are other perspectives to consider. :smiley:

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@Brian, I don’t mind implementing something which will generate purchase orders based on some predefined rules but first, Manager needs to recognize when inventory is actually low in stock (taking into account purchase orders so you don’t end up ordering twice).

Hi Tut,

Yeah I agree with you :smile:

Our system right now, you can assign multiple supplier for a specific product.

Our business is distribution so we have one unique code per item specific to a supplier.

It would be really nice for a business like us to have certain automation for ordering because we have 80,000+ unique items or product.

Do you have a date when will this feature will be implemented? :smile:

It will be really great if we will have this feature.

@Brian, there are a few features which need to be implemented first since this feature would depend on them. Ask in about 2 months what’s the progress on this.

good post . Thanks .

Hi
Any good News about the Reorder Point (Minimum stock sign before reordering)?
Thanks for the good work

You will need to wait until warehousing is implemented which a module this feature will depend on. Warehousing is on the roadmap. See: http://www.manager.io/roadmap

Good day, please how far have you gone on the statuses on purchase orders in order for the stock level alert feature to be implemented.

@lubos very badly waiting for this feature

Inventory locations were implemented quite a while ago. You could, if you want, create a location for “in transit” or something similar. But this won’t be linked to purchase orders. Purchase orders are not financial transactions and have no impact on inventory. They are just a convenient way of ordering things from suppliers that can be copied to purchase invoices later.