I think we should leave that for Lubos to say, we should be careful not to discourage anyone. This is what he had to say about the implementation of ideas;
“I do not look at ideas as a flat list that can be sorted by popularity. I see it as a dependency tree. For example, the most popular idea could be very hard to implement at the moment. But would get progressively easier to implement once the other 5 related less popular ideas are implemented. The key here is that every topic in the ideas category will be addressed as long as I keep pushing the program forward.”
All business with stock control, specially those who produce manufactured items, want to avoid zero stock items in raw materials. So, an alert for zero stock item is a too late alert. The inventary item configuration should has a field “Trigger alert below” a configurable quantity. May be a message in the inventory items view saying “one or more items are below critical stock” and an option to generate a report for critical items.
Also please consider there are instances where the Invoicing user, or the user at the production may be excluded from viewing or creating Inventory .
In such a situation its better to have a low stock warning given at Invoicing tab
No, well sort of. What I mean is if a low stock warning value is set in inventory of say 3 units, you have 6 units in stock, and you enter 4 or more units into an invoice/reciept you get the warning that the amount entered results in low stock, or if there were less than 3 in stock a warning that it exceeds stock on hand. Sort of combines both ideas into one.
This could be done with a check box in inventory to switch the feature on and a value entered.
“if (Low Stock Warning box) is checked and (value entered in invoice/receipt) > or = (LSW value) then (display warning) else continue”.
This way those who sell stock they don’t have on hand can leave the box in inventory unchecked and those that have it checked simply get a warning pop up with the option to continue/dismiss the warning.
I suppose it would depend on a businesses operating procedures:
If purchasing / manufacturing decisions are made at the time a sale is made to a customer, then having re-ordering / manufacturing information shown at the time a customer purchase occurs would be helpful.
If there is separation in staff or staff task time, between sale to a customer and manufacturing / stock reorder decisions; then having the re-order / re-manufacture planing supplied as a stock report would make more sense.
Just showing quantity on hand at order placement many achieve fairly general utility.
Another idea popped up to my mind
Whenever the invoicing user raise up an item to the sales form let it show the stock level and let him invoice considering or not considering the notification.
Let the notification not be driven to the view window or not get printed
Its just a notification
Please laugh it out if I am wrong
Just in reading this thread and yes it too is critical for me as I manufacture my retail goods from various parts of my inventory. If it is not going to tell me there is 0 qty then my stock is going to be out or am I wrong on this?
Currently, Manager will not give you any pop-up inventory level warnings. That much is true. But you can open a second Manager window and monitor inventory item levels in it as you create sales invoices or production orders in another. The techniques for that depend on our operating system and have been explained many, many times on the forum.
Yes you are correct Tut, but its not going to make any difference or harm instead the users will find it easy in getting the information at the same window.
And the Manager.io itself will be better since our reps can now invoice at the field, thanks to mobile friendly enhancement.