Minimum Order Quantities and Units of Measure

Minimum Order Quantity

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) specifies the lowest quantity of a certain product that a supplier is willing to sell. 

When MOQ is specified it doesn't change replenishment suggestions that are shown on the Replenishment report. However, when variants are added to a purchase order and the quantity is below the MOQ, it is automatically rounded up to the MOQ.

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In the Vendor screen, select a vendor by clicking its name. This will open the Vendor settings where you will see the following options:

For purchase orders: This applies MOQ to the total purchase order for the selected vendor. If the total quantity is less than the value entered here, a warning will appear in red on the purchase order.

For variants or products: This applies MOQ to the variant (SKU) or product (group) level. These values are inputted in Brightpearl and pulled into Demand Planner. To do this, first log into the back office, then follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Custom fields > Products > Add a field
  2. Give the field a name and choose a tab. Ensure the custom field code is 'MOQ' and we recommend using the field type 'Numeric only'    mceclip0.png
  3. Click Save
  4. Data can then be imported via a data map or entered against the product record

Once data is synced with Demand Planner, these values can be viewed at Vendor > Variants.

Units of Measure

Units of Measurement (UOM) specifies cases, boxes or other multiples used for ordering. For example, if a variant needs to be ordered in multiples of 10, then UOM will display the quantity to order on a purchase order as 10, 20, 30, etc. based on the replenishment recommendation. Quantities are always rounded up to the next UOM number, so for multiples of 10 where the replenishment number is 45, it will be converted to 50 (5 packs of 10 items each).

Note that UOM must be a number and not text such as 'case' or 'pallet'. 

Units of Measure values are inputted in Brightpearl and are automatically pulled into Demand Planner. To set up UOMs, first log into the back office then follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Custom fields > Products > Add a field
  2. Give the field a name and choose a tab. Ensure the custom field code is 'UOM' and we recommend using the field type 'Numeric only'    mceclip2.png
  3. Click Save
  4. Data can then be imported via a data map or entered against the product record

Once data is synced with Demand Planner, these values can be viewed at Vendor > Variants.

 

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