If you are out of stock of an item, you may wish to place a purchase order with a supplier just for the items which have been sold, rather than waiting for the next delivery from that supplier.
The process for creating a just-in-time purchase order for a sale is as follows:
- From the sales order Fulfil menu, click Partial/Advanced fulfil.
- Choose suppliers for the rows you want to create purchase orders for.
- Choose to ship the POs to one of your warehouses.
- Click Create Purchase Orders / Goods Notes.
The originating sales order will not be marked as fulfilled or allocated; so we recommend you place it onto a status such as 'awaiting inventory'.
When the inventory is received against the PO, you can choose for it to be automatically allocated to the sales order:
You will then have an allocated sales order on status 'awaiting inventory' which you can fulfil as normal from the warehouse.
For more information on back-to-back purchase orders, read this help article.