Inventory Management

NetSuite 2022.1 includes the following enhancements to inventory management features:

New Supply Allocation Pop-up Window

The Allocated Demand and Allocated Supply pop-up windows are now available on the Supply Chain Snapshot:

  • On supply order lines, such as purchase orders, transfer orders, or work orders, the allocated demand figure links to a pop-up window. This pop-up window displays the details of each allocated demand order.

  • On inventory lines, the allocated demand figure links to a pop-up window, which displays the details of each allocated demand order.

  • Allocated demand order lines can be sales orders, transfer orders, order reservations, or work orders.

  • On demand order lines, such as sales orders, transfer orders, or work orders (component lines), the allocated supply figure links to a pop-up window. This pop-up window displays allocated source of supply details. Sources of supply can be inventory or supply orders.

  • When an organization experiences shortages, demand orders are delayed. The allocated supply pop-up window displays where the inventory or supply is missing or delayed.

  • The allocated demand pop-up window displays where supply order or inventory is allocated, and which demand orders are affected.

Supply Chain Control Tower Enhancements

NetSuite 2022.1 includes the following updates to the Supply Chain Control Tower Vendor Performance feature:

Vendor Performance History

To improve vendor performance analysis, you can now create a Vendor Performance History list view, based on the System Note saved search. You can create a new reminder by adding the custom saved search to negative vendor performance changes. This information helps purchasing managers improve vendor management.

Saved Search Enhancements

Updated to the NetSuite saved search feature enables you to do the following:

  • Create a system notes saved search that focusses on vendor performance data or on vendors who display a negative performance trend.

    The fields related to vendor performance are Predicted Days Late/Early and Predicted Risk Confidence.

  • Create a new reminder by adding the custom saved search to negative vendor performance changes. This information helps purchasing managers improve vendor management.

Vendor Delivery Performance Scores

NetSuite enables you to review the available vendor performance scores when:

  • Creating Purchase Orders.

  • Releasing orders from the Order Items page.

  • Releasing orders from the Order Requisitions page.

Clicking the Purchase Order form Vendor Performance link opens a vendor list that displays late delivery scores based on historic transaction analysis. A similar link from an item on the Order Release page displays the Item Record Vendor list with late delivery scores.

To invoke a late delivery prediction calculation for each purchase order, click the Get Prediction button before sending the order to the approver and vendor.

  • The late delivery prediction is calculated using Purchase Delivery History, which is a self-learning learning algorithm that analyzes a complex set of transaction parameters.

    You can review new order predictions from the Supply Chain Control Tower Dashboard, Predicted Risks portlet, under the Late Purchase Orders tab.

  • Based on this predicted risk, you can re-formulate your purchase order by changing vendor or altering the order requested date.

Supply Planning Enhancements

NetSuite 2022.1 includes the following updates to the Supply Planning feature:

  • An Item Description is now included on all Workbench Detail Panels. The vendor’s name appears on the Supply Detail panel source field.

  • A new Safety Stock line has been added to the Workbench Date-Based Grid view.

New Planning Workbench View Filters

This release enables you to create a saved planning workbench view which can include pre-set filters and an embedded item saved search. The item saved search can include item-related criteria, such as item location and preferred supplier.

You can use Saved Search to filter the planning workbench results for the item preferred supplier. This enables the planner or buyer can view all related planning data for that supplier.

The Supply Planning Workbench Saved View feature enables you to create a saved search that filters for an item custom field that you can call. This feature combines these concepts to provide a set of saved searches, and a custom search.

Warehouse Management Enhancements

NetSuite 2022.1 includes the following Warehouse Management enhancements:

To view the customization enhancements for SCM Mobile, see SCM Mobile Enhancements.

Scheduled Release of Multiple Waves

The WMS Wave Release Schedule page contains the following new fields for releasing multiple waves:

  • Generate Multiple Waves - If you check this box, you can generate up to 500 waves for each scheduled release. When this box is checked, your wave order limit must always be greater than or equal to one.

  • Wave Release Limit - In this field, you can enter the maximum number of waves that you want to generate for each scheduled release. You can enter a number between 1 to 500.

For more information, see Creating a Wave Release Schedule.

Zone Picking for Single and Multiple Orders

NetSuite 2022.1 provides the following system rules that enable you to select one or more zones from which you want to pick items:

  • Enable Zone Picking for single orders - Supports the Pick & Merge picking type for single orders. It includes the setting to require staging of all items from an order in the same bin.

  • Enable Zone Picking for multiple orders – Supports the Pick & Merge picking type for multiple orders. It contains the setting that lets you stage items per order. It also includes the setting to require staging of all items from an order in the same bin.

On your mobile device, you can select the first bin used to stage the picked items for an order. In the list of staging bins, this bin appears with an asterisk beside its name.

For more information, see System Rules for NetSuite WMS.

Pick Carton Reuse

If you activate a Use cartons rule, you can use and reuse pick cartons for orders that you process on a mobile device. To reuse, you must pack all the items in the pick carton. The fulfillment records associated with these items must be in Packed status. For more information, see Picking Orders or System Rules for NetSuite WMS.

Bulk Load Option to Transfer Staged Items into Carts

You can activate the Enable bulk loading into staging carts system rule to transfer multiple items for putaway into a cart. On your mobile device, you can select and process up to ten items at a time.

You can activate this system rule if you activate the Stage received items before putting away? system rule. For more information, see System Rules for NetSuite WMS.

Item Label Printing on Search Inventory

On your mobile device, you can search for items and print item labels. For numbered items, you can print labels with lot or serial numbers. For more information, see Label Printing and Reprinting.

Tally Scanning Support for Additional Mobile Processes

Tally Scanning now supports the following mobile processes:

  • Bin Putaway

  • Bin Transfer

  • Inventory Transfer

  • Cycle Count

  • Returns

When you activate the Enable Tally Scan system rule, make sure you select the supported process in the Apply Rule To field. You can tally scan the item name, alias, and UPC of an item bar code. If you also activate the Enable Advanced Barcode Scanning system rule, you can tally scan the supported GS1 formats for item bar codes. For more information, see System Rules for NetSuite WMS.

Support for Centralized Purchasing

If you use the Centralized Purchasing and Billing Feature, you can receive purchase orders across multiple subsidiaries and locations. On your mobile device, you can select the target location of the purchase order line.

Note that centralized purchase orders do not support inbound shipments and drop ship orders. To view the other feature restrictions and limitations that also apply to receiving on a mobile device, see Centralized Purchasing and Billing.

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