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Non-Inventory Items

  • 1.  Non-Inventory Items

    Posted 9 days ago
    In Dynamics BC does anyone have experience using Non-Inventory items to transact (sales orders and purchase orders)? Specifically for drop shipment orders.

    Best,
    Joel



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    Joel Shields
    Millennium Packaging
    South Elgin IL
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  • 2.  RE: Non-Inventory Items

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 9 days ago
    Are you talking about Non-Stock Items?  If so, think of that like a Vendor's Catalog.  It is available to buy/sell, but you haven't setup the Item Card yet.  When you have a need you can create an actual Item Card from the Non-Stock Item.

    Or are you talking about Item's setup with "Service" as the type?  Which is Microsoft attempting to replace Resources.

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    Ben Baxter
    Consultant
    Accent Software, Inc.
    Carmel IN
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  • 3.  RE: Non-Inventory Items

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 9 days ago
    Ben, Non-Inventory Items were added in a recent 2018 / BC verison.
    They act similar to Service items however they can be used in bills of materials and other places service items were not used.
    I have tested them on purchase and sales order but not on drop ship orders.  I am not sure if they will work as a drop ship actually goes into inventory then is shipped on the sales order.  The non-inventory items do not technically go into inventory but since they work on both sales orders and purchase orders it may work.

    Have you tried it in a test database?
    Why are you using a non-inventory item vs a regular inventory item?

    Kevin

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    Kevin Fons
    Senior Application Consultant
    Innovia Consulting
    Windsor WI
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  • 4.  RE: Non-Inventory Items

    Posted 9 days ago
    We set up the item card and are referring to Non-Inventory as an item type which we understand is a newer functionality in BC.

    We have been testing drop shipments in our sandbox environment with non-inventory (item type). The SOs and POs function as a typical drop-shipment and can be posted. However, the issue we encounter is the statistics and profitability when using drop-shipments the adjusted statistics no longer reflect the item costs and item charges (if applicable) once the PO is posted.

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    Joel Shields
    Millennium Packaging
    South Elgin IL
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  • 5.  RE: Non-Inventory Items

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 9 days ago
    You can only drop ship a "Inventory" type Item.

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    Ken Sebahar
    Vice President - Operations
    Solution Systems, Inc.
    Rolling Meadows IL
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