A Drop Shipment is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. A key benefit of drop shipping is that you do not have to purchase or store the items in your inventory, giving you more space in your warehouse as well as financial flexibility. Drop shipping also makes it possible for companies to offer items that they do not manufacture to their customers.
With Aptean Food & Beverage ERP bcFood Edition‘s Enhanced Drop Shipment feature, it is possible to generate the necessary drop shipment purchase order directly from the sales document.
Aptean Food & Beverage ERP’s Enhanced Drop Shipments Feature
Transfer customer orders directly to vendors for fulfillment by creating drop shipments in Dynamics. Aptean Food & Beverage ERP’s improvements to drop shipping and special orders make it possible to generate the necessary purchase order directly from a sales document.
Standardize ordering policies – assign purchasing codes that permit drop shipment or special order activities directly to items that you always drop ship, allowing these settings to be present whenever the items are added to a sales order.
Instant purchase orders – create purchase orders to fulfill drop shipments directly from the sales order, rather than wait for the system to suggest them as part of a bulk requisition activity.
Orders by vendor – control the drop shipment creation process, instructing Aptean Food & Beverage ERP to generate purchase orders for only those vendors that you specify.
Create a drop shipment purchase order directly from a sales document when taking the order from your customer, making it possible to immediately provide information about the purchase transaction.