Manage store inventory overview (Retail essentials) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 30, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

The topics in this section provide information about how to create and record inventory transactions for retail stores. Information includes how to create purchase orders and transfer orders, perform stock counts, and post these documents.

Create inventory documents for retail stores (Retail essentials)

Post completed store inventory documents (Retail essentials)

You can use the following types of documents to manage your organization's inventory.

Purchase orders are created at the head office. If a retail warehouse is included in the purchase order header, the order can be received at the store by using Retail essentials. After the quantities that are received at the store are entered, they can be saved locally for additional modification. Alternatively, the quantities can be committed and sent to the head office. At the head office, the quantities that were received at the store are displayed in Retail essentials, in the Receive now field on the purchase order.

A transfer order may specify that a particular store is a location that items can be shipped from. In this case, the transfer order appears at the store as a picking request in Retail essentials. After the quantities that are requested are picked, they are committed and sent to the head office. At the head office, the quantities that were picked at the store are displayed in Retail essentials, in the Ship now field on the transfer order.

A transfer order may specify that a particular store is a location that items can be shipped to. In this case, the transfer order appears at the store as a receiving request in Retail essentials. After the quantities that are received at the store are entered, they can be saved locally for additional modification. Alternatively, the quantities can be committed and sent to the head office. At the head office, the quantities that were received at the store are displayed in Retail essentials, in the Receive now field on the transfer order.

Stock counts can be either scheduled or unscheduled. Scheduled stock counts are initiated at the head office, which specifies the items that must be counted. The head office creates a counting document that can be received at the store, where the quantities of actual on-hand stock are entered in Retail essentials. Unscheduled stock counts are initiated at a store, and the quantities of actual on-hand stock are updated in Retail essentials. Unlike scheduled stock counts, unscheduled stock counts do not have a predefined list of items.

When a stock count of either type is completed, it is committed and sent to the head office. At the head office, the count is validated and posted.


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