Consignment Stock delivery and sales is one of the business models that is used in different countries and certainly has its solution in SAP Business One. In this article I want to describe how it is resolved there. First at all I want to stress that when you transfer your stock to the consignment warehouse the stock belongs to you and you must reflect that fact in your accounting and balance sheet. That means that from accounting point of view moving stock to the consignment warehouse is the same as transfer your stock from one warehouse to another one. So, it means you need to create Inventory Transfer document in SAP Business One. You can set the specific Warehouse like a consignment entering your Business Partner to the Consignment Business Partner field. You can select any Business Partner here: Customer, Vendor or even Lead assuming that your company can be a consignee as well. Based on report from your consignee you can issue the sales documents: deliveries and A/R Invoices from this warehouse depending on the consignment model to your consignee or to the customers that consignee organized for you. Running the Inventory in Warehouse Report, you can easily see the stock amount and cost allocated at your consignee.
In a business venture, maintaining all the critical business processes in one place and keeping a track of it can be a tedious task. From procuring the raw materials to actually selling the finished product, there comes in a number of records detailing all the stages. In ERP solutions like SAP Business One, there is, however, something that reduces all the pains of production and overcomes the challenges. This feature makes the overall production process more efficient and accurate. This is the SAP Business One Bill of Materials (BoM). In general, when a company starts off with producing a particular product, they procure the raw materials to begin the process. A document containing all the details of the materials and the steps, along with the timeframe it needs to finished is created which is called a Production Order. Now, SAP Business One itself generates a Bill of Materials against the materials required for production; the user can find the BoM in SAP. The Bill of Materials is constructed in a stratified arrangement that lists all the raw materials required and all the other components needed to assemble and finish the product The generation of Bill of Materials can be, however, a complex task if the solution is not an integrated ERP system. The challenges associated with manual data entry and legacy systems make the entire production flow more error prone. 4 Types of Bill of Materials in SAP Business One: 1. Production Bill of Materials: For any standard production order, a Production Bill of Materials is required which is generated in SAP. The Production Bill of Material lists down all the finished parent items and the child item components that are required to finish the product (complementary items with the main product). Also, the states of components can be turned into finished products. 2. Sales Bill of Materials: In case of a situation where the parent item is listed only as a sales item and not inventory item, a Sales Bill of Material is generated. This means that when the parent is selected in the sales document, all the child items become sub-items. In a Sales BoM, a user can edit the quantities of existing child items; but a user will not be able to delete or add new child or sub-items to the existing package in the sales document. A perfect example would be a printer where the parent item is the printer whereas all the necessary components within the printer fall under the child item category. 3. Assembly Bill of Materials: In Assembly BoM, we can see a collection of individual items in a set with a particular price. Assembly Bill of Materials is just like Sales BoM; there is however a little difference – the final product is not managed as an inventory item; it is managed as a sales item. Also, when the final product appears in Assembly BoM, only the finished parent product is shown, unlike the case in Sales BoM, where the child components appear as sub-items. 4. Template Bill of Materials: There are no restrictions in Template BoM – it is flexible. The parent item and the child item can be of any type. This type of Bill of Material can be used for both purchases as well as sales document with the parent item listed on top and then the child items. These items can be easily replaced, updated or omitted with/without other components. By employing best-of-the-breed solutions that support the sharing of BoMs, manufacturers can now operate with greater efficiency and gain higher productivity. The sharing of the bills of materials within the organization, especially the engineers and the supply chain management, facilitates the free flow of business information and brings out a prospect for the manufacturers to gain a competitive edge in the market.
The Browser Access is a service that enables you to work with SAP Business One in a web browser. With this option, most of the features and functions of SAP Business One are available, and the user interface is very similar to the SAP Business One original client. The Web Client is based on SAP Fiori design principles and encapsulating SAP Business One core processes and business logic; It is available for both MS SQL and SAP HANA versions. The Web Client supports so far, the creation and processing of Sales documents (inc. drafts), Activities, Business Partners, and Items; It provides sophisticated analytics capabilities and built-in content, and supports UDFs, UDTs, & UDOs. You can deploy it on-premise & on the cloud, and use it side-by-side the SAP Business One original client.
which occurs during import of the goods. As I was doing the hands-on, I came across this simple step to create the Invoice and payment for landed Cost and thought it would be helpful for the end-user to learn the simple step of creating a landed cost document. First, Let’s not get confused with the Vendor invoice (Supplier of the item) with the Landed cost Document (Broker Invoice). Landed Costs are additional expenses that may apply during the import of goods. SAP Business One lets you track customs, broker, and insurance fees, creating a landed costs document. The landed cost document updates the cost of the inventory items with the additional expenses incurred in purchase. It has nothing to do with the A/P Invoice of the Vendor. Landed cost could be a separate invoice which we get from the 3rd party (Broker) who will be taking care of the services involve like Shipping, Storage, Handling, and custom, etc. We will be creating a separate A/P Invoice for the Vendor and the Broker. Step 1: Create B.P Master data for Vendor and Broker. Step 2: Create a goods receipt PO (or multiple goods receipts POs) for the order of the items. Step 3: Create Landed Cost Document Go to > Purchasing > Landed Cost. Search for the vendors of the original items. Choose Copy from Goods Receipt PO. Select the goods receipt PO for which items need landed costs added. Then Enter costs into the Costs Tab. Click on the Shipping Row and Enter the cost in the Amount field. By choosing allocation by quantity, you decide how you want to allocate the shipping costs across items. You can add new landed cost categories that allocate in different ways by choosing the New Landed Costs button. Add your code and name and allocation by (there are multiple choices on how to allocate) and select OK. Go to Administration > Setup > Purchasing > Landed Cost to define the landed cost’s allocation account. Go to Administration > Setup > Inventory > Customs Groups to define the customs allocation and expense accounts. When you are done, choose Add to add the document. Step 3: Create an A/P Invoice for the Vendor. (Click on the Copy From option, Select GRPO and Choose the concerned document. Click on Add to add the document. Step 4: Create a Separate A/P Invoice for the Broker. (Click on the Copy From option, Select Landed Cost, and Choose the concerned document. Click on Add to add the document. Step 5: Go to Banking > Outgoing Payments to make the payment.