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Release Blanket Orders

Release Blanket Orders

Application Overview

 

Through the Release Blanket Order  function, you will specify the blanket order against which the release is to be issued. The program will automatically assign the release a unique purchase order number.  Order numbers are in the format 999999‑99, where 999999 is considered to be the order number and 99 is referred to as the release number.  Releases use the same order number as the blanket order from which they were derived but the release number is unique for each re­lease of a given blanket order.  Up to 99 releases may be issued against a single blanket order.

 

After the release's order number has been assigned and its header information has been modified as appropriate, you will specify which of the line items on the blanket order are to appear on the release.  Once the release has been created, it will be treated similarly to a normal type order.  The idea is that only those items which appeared on the blanket order should appear on a release, and that the release should refer back to the blanket order it was issued against, so that both you and the vendor will know that you are meeting your blanket order commitments.

 

 

 

Run Instructions

 

    Select Release Blanket Orders from the pull down P/O Processing window.  The following screen will then be displayed:

 

 

 

 

Release Blanket Orders Processing Entry Screen

 

 

 


    The following options are available:

 

              *        Select the release mode from the Release Blanket Orders menu bar

              *        Enter the data requested on the screen

              *        With this application, you will be able to specify which of the line items on a blanket order are to appear on the release and in what quantities.

              *        This application functions much the same as the change mode in the Purchase Order Processing application.  You may access the application in order to create a release of a blanket order or to modify

 

                       an existing release of a blanket order.  When you enter the application you will be prompted to enter the Purchase Order number.  If you wish to create a new blanket order release, press RETURN at the release number of the Purchase Order number. The program knows that the order number is that of a new blanket order.  If you wish to modify a release, enter the Purchase Order number and the release number of the release that is to be modified.  In either case, the number you enter must be that of a valid blanket order or release.  The program will then display the header information of the order.  After you have selected or entered a blanket order number, you must then release the blanket order.  This is accomplished by entering an R in the P/O status field to release the blanket order release.

 

    To return to the menu bar, press the ESC or F10 key. To leave this application, press X for EXIT when positioned at the menu bar.

 

Entry Field Descriptions

Order Header Entry

 

Name

Type and Description

1.   P.O. No

6 numeric digits (999999).

 

Enter the purchase order number of the blanket order from which a release is to be created or enter the number of the release that you intend to modify.

2.   P.O. Type

1 alphabetic character.

 

This field displays the previously defined type for this order.

 

Valid P.O. Types are:

 

B   =  Blanket

3.  P.O. Date

A date in the standard date format.

 

This field displays a reference date for determining how long a purchase order has been on file.

PO Date (continued)

It is not a reliable indicator of how long the vendor has had the order, however, since an order may remain on file indefinitely before it is printed and sent to the vendor.  The package automatically keeps track of the date the order was printed since that is a more useful indicator of how long the vendor has had the order.

 

The date can be changed by selecting #3 from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

The entry defaults to the current date.

4.   P.O. Status

U or R.

 

This field delineates whether the order is U unreleased or R released.

 

A released order is one which has been finalized and is ready  to printed. You must set the status of an unreleased order

to R in order for the Print Purchase Orders application  to print it.

 

It defaults to U unreleased, but you may change the value to R, for released through Field Number ?.

5. Vendor No

6 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the number of the vendor with whom this order was placed.  The vendor's name is also displayed beside the entry.  This information is obtained from the Vendor File.

 

It defaults to the vendor associated with this order. This field may not be changed.

 

If the vendor number needs to be changed, then this order must be canceled if a new order is generated.

6.  Buyer

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the Buyer code of the buyer for whom this order was entered.

 

It defaults to the buyer associated with this order. You may change the information from the Field Number ? prompt.

Buyer (continued)

If you know the buyer's name but not his code, you may press the F1 key to display the code and  name of the first (and subsequent) buyers that are on file. You may page through all of the Buyer codes in this manner.  When the Buyer code that you require dis­plays, answer Y to the RIGHT BUYER ? question.

 

If you need to change the buyer code, pressing the F7 key will allow you to search for the appropriate buyer code. The code entered must be that of a buyer that is on file.  The buyer's name will display beside the entry.

7.   Ship‑To

6 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the Ship‑To Code for the warehouse or receiving location where the merchandise on the order will be shipped.

 

You may review the Ship‑To codes that are on file by pressing the F1 key while the cursor is positioned for entry of the Ship‑To code.  Once the correct code displays, answer the RIGHT SHIP‑TO ? question by entering Y.

 

If you need to change the Ship-To code, pressing the F7 key will allow you to search for the appropriate ship-to code. The code entered must be that of a code that is on file.  The ship-to code name will display beside the entry.

 

Changing the Ship‑To Code for an order that has already been printed is not allowed since it is this code that identifies the location for which the material is on order.  If the wrong Ship‑To code was entered, the order must be canceled and a new order re­leased. 

 

For drop‑shipment orders the Ship‑To code must be one  that specifies the address of one of your customers.  There is a code on each Ship‑to record which in­dicates whether the record is of this type.

 

It defaults to the Ship-To Code associated with this order. You may change the information from the Field Number ? prompt.

8.  Ship‑Via

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays to the vendor's recommended ship‑via method as specified in the Vendor File.

Ship‑Via (continued)

It identifies how the merchandise should be shipped. 

 

You may review the Ship‑Via codes that are on file by pressing the F1 key while the cursor is positioned for entry of the Ship‑via code.  Once the correct code displays, answer the RIGHT SHIP‑VIA ? question by entering Y.  The code entered must be that of a code that is on file.  The ship-via code name will display beside the entry.

 

If you need to change the Ship-Via code, pressing the F7 key will allow you to search for the appropriated ship-via codes

 

This field defaults to the Ship-via code associated with this order. You may change the information from the Field Number ? prompt.

9.   Terms

15 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the vendor's terms specified in the Vendor File. 

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

The terms description will print on the purchase order to advise the vendor of the terms you expect. However, they serve a documentary purpose only. The package will not take any measures to enforce them.

10.  Fob

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the Fob code for the Fob point. 

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

You may review the Fob codes that are on file by press the F1 key while the cursor is positioned for entry of the Fob code.  Once the correct code displays, enter Y.

 

If you need to change the Fob code, pressing the F7 key will allow you to search for the appropriate Fob code.

11.  Col/Ppd

1 alphabetic character.

 

Displays whether this order is Collect or Prepaid.

 

The Valid entries are C, P or Blank.

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

A submenu will display to remind you of the options. You may leave this field blank if the proper code is unknown.

 

Enter C if you wish to be billed for freight by the freight company; enter P if you wish the vendor to pay freight and bill you for it along with the merchandise.  This information will print on the purchase order to advise the vendor of how you wish to be billed for freight but the package will not actually enforce this condition.  The field serves a documentary purpose only.

12.  Acknowledge ?

1 alphabetic character.

 

Displays  Y for acknowledgment required, N for acknowledgment not required and A for acknowledgment received.

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

A submenu will display to remind you of these options.

 

Order acknowledgments are useful in that they allow you to verify that the vendor has (or has not) correctly interpreted your pur­chase order.  This is particularly important for such factors as terms, shipping address, quantities ordered, unit costs and request dates.  It is also important just to know that the vendor received the order and intends to fill it.

 

You would enter Y or N at the time the order is being entered.  You would change this value to A once the acknowledgment is received.

 

Defaults to the vendor's acknowledgment requirements specified in the Vendor File.

13.  Confirm ?

1 alphabetic character.

 

Displays whether this order is to be confirmed.

 

The valid types are Y for confirmation required, N for con­firmation not required and C for confirmation received.

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

An order confirmation is notification from the vendor that the merchandise on an order has been shipped. The value entered here prints on the purchase order so that the vendor will know whether or not confirmation is required. Once confirmation has been re­ceived you may change the value to C so that there will be a record of the confirmation.

 

It defaults to the vendor's confirmation requirements specified in the Vendor File.

14.  Print Price ?

Y or N.

 

Displays whether the price is to be displayed on the purchase order.

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

The valid entries are:

 

Y   =  The Unit price is displayed on purchase order.

N   =  The Unit price is not displayed on the purchase order.

 

This field defaults to the vendor's price printing response specified in the Vendor File.

15.  P.O. Weight

10 numeric characters with 4 decimal positions (999,999.9999).

 

This field displays the total weight of line items that were previously added to the purchase order.

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

P.O. Weight (continued)

The changes made to this field provide you with an override capability over the original settings.

16.  Comment‑1

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the Order header comments that will subsequently be printed at the bottom of each page of the pur­chase order.

 

You may change the information for this order from the Field Number ? prompt.

 

You may review the Comment codes that are on file by pressing the F1 key while the cursor is positioned for entry of any code.  Once the correct code displays, answer Y to the RIGHT COMMENT ? question by entering Y.

 

In you need to change the Comment code, pressing the F7 key will allow you to search for the appropriate Comment code.

 

Enter here the Comment codes for up to three comments that you wish to appear on the purchase order.  

17.  Comment‑2

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Order header comments print at the bottom of each page of the pur­chase order.

18.  Comment‑3

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Order header comments print at the bottom of each page of the pur­chase order.

19.  Additional Comments

3 lines of 30 alphanumeric characters.

 

Space for additional comments is allowed so that comments specific to a particular vendor can be communicated on the purchase order without setting up Comment codes for them.  This field allows the free‑form entry of three lines of comments that will print on the bottom of each page of the pur­chase order.

 
Line Item Entry

 

Name

Type and Description

1.   Line No

3 numeric digits (999).

 

You must specify which of the blanket order's line items are to be included on the release.  You do so by entering the line number of the blanket order's line item.  If the line item is already included on the release, its data will display and you will be allowed to modify it.  If it is not yet included on the release, it will display and you will be asked if you wish to release this line item, in which case you will be allowed to make changes to it.

 

You may press the F1 key to have the program locate and display the next line item on the release.  You also have the option of pressing the F2 key to display the next unreleased line item on the blanket order.

2.   Item No

15 alphanumeric characters.

 

Once you select to correct the line number, the item number and the description will dis­play below the entry and no change to the item number will be allowed.

 

The item number does not need to be an item on file in the Item file.  For instance, the item may be some customer order that will never be stocked, it may be an expense item or it may be a service.  If you need to change an item number then this order must be canceled and a new blanket order must be entered in the P/O Processing application.

3.   Item Desc

2 fields of 30 alphanumeric characters each.

 

The item description will display automatically.  This is the description that was entered on the Blanket order.  It is possible to change the description of an item that is on file but the change will be effective only on the purchase order.  Changing the description here has no effect upon the item description in the item file.

 

If the item number entered above is not that of a valid item, you will be required to enter a de­scription here.  Any non‑blank entry is allowed.

4.  Vnd Itm No

15 alphanumeric characters.

 

The vendor's item number will automatically display here if there is a Item Vendor record on file for the order's vendor number and the line item's item number.

 

You will not be allowed to change it (unless you first change the Item Vendor record through the Item Vendor Maintenance applica­tion).  If no such record exists, you will be prompted to enter the number and what you enter will generate an Item Vendor record.

 

If you do not know the vendor's item number, leave this field blank.  A blank vendor item number will not generate an Item Vendor record, nor will an Item Vendor record be created in the case where the item number entered above is that of an invalid item.

5.   Account No

An account number in the standard account format.

 

Enter the number of the inventory asset or expense account that will be affected by the payment for goods or services received against this line item.  An entry is not required but accounts payable pro­cessing will be more productive if an account number is available on the purchase order.

 

Pressing the F7 key will allow you to search for the account by number or pressing the F8 key will allow you to search for the account by description.

 

The field defaults to the account number in the Material Cost Type/Loc File or Inventory Setup if nothing is found in the first file.

6.   Line Status

1 alphabetic character.

 

This field is automatically assigned.  Its value may not be changed through this program.

 

During the initial entry of the line item in the add mode of P/O Processing, the line status is automatically as­signed a value of N for New.

 

Line Status (continued)

Once the line item has appeared on a printed purchase order, its status is assigned a value of P for Printed.

 

If the line item is ever canceled, it will be assigned a status of X once the line item has appeared as canceled on a printed purchase order.

7.   Cancel ?

Y or N.

 

During the initial entry of the line item in the P/O Processing application, this field is automati­cally assigned a value of N for No.  A change is not allowed to this field during the add mode since if you wish to eliminate the line item from this release at this stage, you need merely stop the entry.

 

If this line has ap­peared on a printed purchase order, and you wish the line item to be printed on a change order as a canceled line then change the value to Y for Yes.  Once it has been printed as a canceled line its line status (see above) will automatically be changed to X.

 

There are two basic reasons why you would want to cancel a line item.  You decide you no longer want the item or you are forced to procure the item elsewhere because the vendor has failed to deliver it on time.  Whenever you cancel a line item, a question will display on the screen asking if the cancellation is required because of vendor negligence.  If it is, the program will keep track of this information so that the vendor performance statistics can be updated accordingly.

 

Once an item has been canceled, and has appeared as such on a change order, it may not be uncanceled.  To reinstate a canceled item you will be required to add it newly to the order.

8.   U Of M

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the item's purchase unit of measure that was used on the blanket order in the item record.

9.   Unit Cost

10 numeric digits with 4 decimal positions (999,999.9999).

 

Displays the cost at which the item was ordered on the Blanket order (specified in the Item file).

Unit Cost (continued)

Enter the item's unit cost that you expect to pay when the vendor bills you for the release order.  The difference between this expected unit cost and the actual unit cost at which you get billed is the basis for the price variance statistic by which the vendor's performance is evaluated.

10.  Commod CD

4 alphanumeric characters.

 

This field will automati­cally display the item's commodity code which was entered on the Blanket order and you will not be allowed to change it.

11.  Notify

3 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays to the notification initials specified on the Blanket order.

 

Please see the section on Notify in the P/O Processing application.

12.  Move To

3 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays to the default move‑to location specified on the Blanket order.

 

Please refer to the section on Move To in the P/O Processing application.

 

You may change the field information from the Field Number ? prompt.

13.  Job No

6 alphanumeric characters.

 

Displays the job for which this merchandise or service is destined. This must be a valid code in the Job Code file.

 

Press the F7 key to search for Job number.

14.  Blank Type

1 alphabetic character.

 

This field is only required if the order type is B (blanket).

 

Defaults to E on blanket orders.

Blank Type (continued)

The entry here indicates to the vendor the degree of commitment you are making on a blanket order. The allowable entries are:

 

F   =  Firm

E   =  Estimate

N   =  Minimum

X   =  Maximum

 

Firm means that the amount on the blanket order is the amount that you actually expect to order.  Estimate means that the amount you end up ordering may be more or it may be less but that this is the best guess you have.  Minimum means you will order at least the amount specified.  Maximum means you will order no more than the amount specified.

 

For blanket orders one of these values must be entered.

15.  Req Date

A date in the standard date format.

 

Enter the date on which you wish to receive the shipment.

16.  Prom Date

A date in the standard date format.

 

This field is not entered the first time you release the blanket order.  If you go into and change a release order then you may enter a promise date.  The promise date is a negotiated request date.  If the vendor is unable to meet the request date for the line item, he will propose a different date that can be met.  You should enter that date as the promise date, leaving the request date as it was originally entered.  Doing so  will enable you to see how late the shipment was compared to the original request date.

17.  Qty Ord

A standard quantity format.

 

Enter the quantity ordered for this line item.

 

Once you have entered a Release order you may delete a line item by changing its quantity ordered to zero.  The screen will ask if you wish to delete the line item and will physically remove the line from the order if you answer Y.  If the line item does not have a status of new, a message will display to inform you that the line cannot be deleted; it can only be canceled.

18.  Comment‑1               

2 alphanumeric characters.

 

Line item comments print on the purchase order immediately below the line item's order data.  Enter here the comment codes for up to two comments that you wish to have associated with a particular line item.  You may press RETURN to skip entry of either field.

 

If you are unsure of what comment code to enter, you may press the F1 key while the cursor is positioned for entry of either code to display, in order, the cost that are on file.  Once the correct code displays, answer Y to RIGHT COMMENT ? to accept it.

 

In the add or change mode, press the F7 key to search for Comment code.

19.  Comment‑2

Line item comments print on the purchase order immediately below the line item's order data.  Enter here the comment codes for up to two comments that you wish to have associated with a particular line item.  You may press RETURN to skip entry of either field.

 

If you are unsure of what comment code to enter, you may press the F1 key while the cursor is positioned for entry of either code to display, in order, the cost that are on file.  Once the correct code displays, answer Y to RIGHT COMMENT ? to accept it.

 

In the add or change mode, press the F7 key to search for Comment code.

20.  Additional Comments

2 lines of 30 alphanumeric characters.

 

This field allows free‑form entry of two lines of comments that will print on the purchase order immediately below the line item's order data.

 
Line Item Display Fields

 

Name

Type and Description

PO No

Display only.

 

This is the number of the purchase order that is currently being added or changed.  It serves to remind you of which purchase order you are working on.

Last Line No

Display only.

 

This is the last number of the last line item added to the order.  During entry of the first line item on an order this field is blank.  This field helps you to keep track of your position on the purchase order.

Last Item No

Display only.

 

This is the item number of the last line item to be added to the order.  This field is blank during entry of the order's first line number.  Like the last line number, it helps you keep track of your position on the purchase order.

Qty‑on‑Hand

Display only.

 

This is the quantity of the item that is on‑hand at the warehouse location specified in the Ship‑To record.  If the ship‑to location is the item's default location, the quantity that displays is the quantity for All locations; other­wise it is merely the quantity at the location where the order is destined to be shipped.  The quan­tity displays in the item's stocking unit of measure and the description for this unit of measure displays beside the quantity.

Qty‑Allocated

Display only.

 

This is the quantity of the item that is currently allocated.  As for the quantity on‑hand, the amount that displays depends upon the ship‑to location.  If the order is for the item's default location, the amount that displays is the quantity allocated at All locations; otherwise it is merely the quantity allocated at the location where the order is to be shipped.  The quantity displays in the item's stocking unit of measure and the description for this unit of measure displays beside the quantity.

Qty‑on‑Order

Display only.

 

This is the quantity of the item that is currently on order at the order's ship‑to location.  The quantity displays in the item's stocking unit of measure and the description for this unit of measure displays beside the quantity.

Reorder‑Level

Display only.

 

When the stock level of the item hits this level at the order's ship‑to location, reordering is recommended.  The display of this field allows you to compare the quantity on‑hand with the reorder‑level to see where you stand.  The reorder‑level displays as it was entered in the Item file in the item's stocking unit of measure.

Line Weight

Display only.

 

The program automatically multiplies the weight of an item by the number of items, then displays the extended line weight.

Receipt Date

Display only.

 

This is the date of the most recent re­ceiving against this line item.

Qty Received

Display only.

 

This is the quantity received against this line item so far. It displays in the unit of measure entered for the purchase order line.

Qty Rejected/Qty Released

Display only.

 

This is the quantity that has been released.  They display in the unit of measure entered for the purchase order line.

Qty Invoiced

Display only.

 

This is the quantity that has been invoiced against this line item.  It displays in the unit of measure entered for the purchase order line.

 

 

 

 


 

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