PO0600 Purchase Order and Receiving Purchase Line History Report

Purchase Line History Report

Application Overview

 When purchase orders are deleted (through the Delete Closed Purchase Orders application) certain information regarding the line items on those purchase orders is saved.  This data is known as the purchase line history data and it may be printed out on the Purchase Line History Report.

 The report is structured to show each purchase order line item (in order by receipt date), for each vendor from whom the item was ordered, for each inventory item.  For instance, suppose you have an item in stock that you call a widget and its item number is 100.  Suppose also that you order widgets from three different vendors and that you have recently had receivings of widgets from each of the vendors.  You could use this report to list all receivings of widgets for each vendor and compare how well the vendors did.

 Data on the report that can be used to evaluate vendors includes the receipt date (the last receipt date if there was more than one), the request date and promise date (to be compared with each other and with the receipt date), the expected price of the item and the actual price, the quantity ordered, quantity received, quantity rejected and quantity canceled.  Additionally, the line item's purchase order number is shown to help you identify where the line item came from.

 You might find, for instance, that one of the vendors shipped on time but there was a high rejection rate, while another shipped a few days late but there were no rejects.  Perhaps the third vendor shipped on time with no rejections but billed you at a higher price than you ordered at.  All of these factors can assist you in determining whether to emphasize one vendor over the others or to locate another source of supply altogether.

 In addition to providing a means of evaluating vendor performance in the delivery of particular items, this report can be used simply as an historical reference.  When printing the report, you have the option of selecting a range of items, vendors and receipt dates.  This will enable you to focus upon those items or vendors you are most interested in.  You also have the option of purging the file within these parameters.  When you purge the file you will probably be most interested in purging all items for all vendors within a range of receipt dates (for instance, every line item with a receiving dated on or before March 31).  This is likely to be the case since the older a line item is the less valuable it is.  This file should be purged occasionally to prevent it from taking up too much disk space.


Run Instructions

 

    Select Purchase Line History Report from the pull down P/O Reports window.  The following screen will then be displayed:

 

 

 

    The following options are available:

    • Select the Print mode from the Purchase Line History Report menu bar
    • Enter the data requested on the screen
    • If you choose to print the report without purging the file, you will be allowed to select another range immediately.  The file can be purged for only one set of range parameters at a time so if you select the purge option, the program will return automatically to the Purchase Line History Report Screen.

     

        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

     

    Name

    Type and Description

    1.   Purge File ?

    Y or N.

    Enter Y to purge the file or N to decline.

    This field defaults to N.

    2.   Starting Item No

    15 alphanumeric characters.

    Enter the number of the first item that is to be included in the range of items to be printed or purged.  The number need not be that of a valid item on file in the Item file 

    Press the F7 key to search by item number.  Press the F8 key to search by item description.

    Defaults to All.

    3.   Ending Item No

    15 alphanumeric characters.

    Enter the number of the last item that is to be included in the range of items to be printed or purged.  The number need not be that of a valid item on file in the Item file.

    Press the F7 key to search by item number.  Press the F8 key to search by item description.

    Defaults to the starting item number's entry. 

    4.   Starting Vendor No

    6 alphanumeric characters.

    Enter the number of the first vendor whose line items are to be included among those that are printed or purged.  The number need not be that of a valid vendor on file in the Vendor file.

    Press the F7 key to search by vendor number.  Press the F8 key to search by vendor name.

    Defaults to All.  

    5.   Ending Vendor No

    6 alphanumeric characters.

    Enter the number of the last vendor whose line items are to be included among those that are printed or purged. 

    Press the F7 key to search by vendor number.  Press the F8 key to search by vendor name.

    The number need not be that of a valid vendor on file in the Vendor file.

    Defaults to the starting vendor number's entry.

    6.   Starting Receipt Date

    A date in the standard date format.

    Enter the earliest receipt date that will qualify a line item to be included among those that are printed or purged.

    Defaults to All. 

    7.   Ending Receipt Date

    A date in the standard date format.

    Enter the latest receipt date that will qualify a line item to be included among those that are printed or purged.

    Defaults to the starting receipt date's entry. 

    8.   Starting Buyer Code

    2 alphanumeric characters 

    Enter the code of the first buyer for whose orders line item are to be included among those that are printed or purged.  The entry need not be that of a valid buyer code 

    Press the F7 key to search by Buyer code.

    Defaults to All. 

    9.  Ending Buyer Code

    2 alphanumeric characters.

    Enter the code of the last buyer for whose orders line items are to be included among those that are printed or purged.  The code need not be that of a valid buyer code.

    Press the F7 key to search by Buyer code 

    Defaults to the starting buyer code's entry. 

    10. Print Expanded Comments

    Y or N 

    Enter Y to print expanded comments or N to decline.

    This field defaults to Y.


    Run Date: Jan 14, 1993 ‑ 11:35am         Elliott Electronics Co.                                                            Page    1

                                          P U R C H A S E   L I N E   H I S T O R Y   R E P O R T

     Range: All Items

           All Vendors

           All Receipt Dates

           All Buyers

    Item‑No          Item‑Description                Vendor‑No     Receipt‑Date  Req‑Date    Exp‑Price     Qty‑Ord     Qty‑Rej Po‑Number

                                                     Vendor‑Name                 Prom‑Dte    Act‑Price     Qty‑Rec     Qty‑Can Um  Buyer

    CHAR‑GEN         Character Generator At 25 Meg   000100          02/11/92    02/03/92       7.8000       5.000        .000 000013‑00

                     Character ‑ Gen ‑ 25           Computer Electronics Center                 7.8000       5.000        .000 EA    BC

                                                                                       Vendor Totals:        5.000        .000

                                                                                                             5.000        .000

                                                                                         Item Totals:        5.000        .000

                                                                                                             5.000        .000

                                                                                        Grand Totals:        5.000        .000

                                                                                                             5.000        .000

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