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Low inventory alert at customer order entry

  • 21 May 2024
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Is there functionality within IFS to set up some of sort of alert or notification system that will be triggered when a part is entered on a customer order that will consume a certain amount of the available inventory (i.e. a threshold of 25% of the inventory). For instance, any part(s) consuming more than 25% of its available inventory on a single customer order, route for review.

 

Alternatively, is there a way to perhaps identify this these 25% threshold customers order and use a lobby or custom report to review them.


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HI @eknock007,

One approach that you could try is to use the safety stock feature. So, you can use the Material requirement planning messages to see if the safety stock limit is reached somehow. 

For your exact requirement (notify when a single CO is consuming 25% of the available stock) I think you might look in to the possibility of a modification. 

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dinudu kankanamge
IFS Unified Support

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Hi @eknock007 ,

You could also create a custom event when the line is saved, that compares the Available Qty in the line with the Sales/Inventory Qty and trigger any kind of notification or send email to someone.

Regards,

Pilar

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Hi @eknock007,

Is the business requirement only for visibility to a different department or are you expecting additional logic to be executed (i.e. a line can’t be saved or alternative quantity is suggested, etc.)?

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Hi @eknock007 ,

You could also create a custom event when the line is saved, that compares the Available Qty in the line with the Sales/Inventory Qty and trigger any kind of notification or send email to someone.

Regards,

Pilar

Thanks your answer. What functionality would you use to trigger an email based on an event. In our old system we used to just that to send an alert email to specific individuals. In IFS we do schedule reports to go periodically (daily or multiple times per day) via email but I would like to know how to setup an event (I would assume it’s a transaction event) that will trigger an email to go out.

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