How to Assign a Primary or Location Specific Supplier to an Item
At times, the system ERP does not assign a primary supplier to an item. Since DemandCaster is a planning system, a supplier is needed in order to plan current and future requirements for purchased items. We recommend that the most optimal supplier for a given item be applied for planning purposes. When ordering, the supplier may always be changed to another supplier via the alternate supplier approach.
This article describes the steps to assign a primary supplier to an item against an item or against an item/location if DRP is enabled.
Assign the Supplier to an Item (DRP is not enabled)
- Checking ERP sets the supplier to the one uploaded from the ERP system (this is the default behaviour).
- Checking User Defined applies a different supplier from the drop down as the primary supplier.
- Click Save to apply the new supplier.
Jump to Location Specific Supplier to apply a different supplier against a specific location when DRP is enabled.
Location Specific Supplier (DRP is enabled)
Scroll down to SKU Properties
- Click User Defined
- Select the supplier from the drop down
- Click Save to apply
Please note that this has to applied to each item/location one at a time. When DRP is enabled, there is no way to change the supplier against all locations for a specific item at one time.