Product / Supplier association

Product / Supplier association

Product / Supplier association

Description

Once suppliers are created, you can associate them to products : our extension supports multiple suppliers for one single product.

Association products and suppliers provide several advantages :

  • Apply filter by supplier in most of the screens
  • Automatically fill the supplier sku and buying price when you create a new PO
  • Compare supplier prices from the supply needs a screen, to optimize the purchase costs

For each product / supplier association, you can define :

  • Supplier sku : Your supplier SKU, displayed for example in each purchase order PDF sent.
  • Buying price : Product buying price (using supplier currency).
  • MOQ : Minimum quantity to order for this product.
  • Primary : This supplier is the favorite one (mainly used in the DropShipping extension).
If a product is associated to multiple suppliers, here are the results of setting the “Primary” option to one of them :
  1. The products costs defined for this supplier will be used in the Warehouse “Total value” field calculation.
  2. The products costs defined for this supplier will be used to calculate “Lead time” values in the Stock Helper.
If you try to set the “Primary” setting for a product/supplier association when another supplier associated to the same product already have it set to “Yes”, it will automatically remove the “Primary” setting from the other product/supplier association.

Association grid

Associations between products and suppliers can be set from the Product / Supplier association grid, available from menu Embedded ERP > Suppliers Management > Product / Supplier association.

Here is how the Product / Supplier association grid looks like :


In the Product / Supplier association grid, you’ll find 1 row per product per supplier.

That means if you have 10 products created in your Magento and 2 suppliers created in ERP, that the grid will contains 20 rows (10 products x 2 suppliers = 20 “association rows”).

Let’s take above picture as example. As we can see, 2 suppliers are set in the system : “Supplier A” and “Supplier B”.

  • If we look at the red framed part, we can see the assocation row between product “24-MB01” and supplier “Supplier A”.

    As we can see, the Associated column contains Yes, meaning product “24-MB01” is already associated to “Supplier A”. That’s why we are able to define a Supplier SKUBuying price or even a MOQ for this association.

  • If we look at the green framed part, we can see the assocation row between product SKU “24-MB01” and supplier “Supplier B”.

    As we can see, the Associated column contains No, meaning product “24-MB01” is not yet associated to “Supplier B”. That’s why Supplier SKUBuying price or even MOQ cannot yet be set for this association.


You can so  easily filter already made assocations filtering the “Associated” column on “Yes”.
This will display all already made product(s) / supplier(s) association(s).

  • To create a new association between a product and a supplier, apply filter(s) in the grid to find required product / supplier association row(s), then check required row(s) from the first column and select mass action “Associate to supplier”. Then, simply click on the Submit button that just appeared to create association(s).

  • To remove an existing association, apply filter(s) in the grid to find required product / supplier association row(s), then check required row(s) from the first column and select mass action “Remove”.

    Then, simply click on the Submit button that just appeared to remove association(s).


An “advanced” association pop-up is available for each product / supplier assocation, clicking on the pencil incon (available from the “Action” column.
From this pop-up you can define additional informations for select association, such as Supply delay and Shipping delay values.
You can export grid data using the Export button located at the top-right corner.

Import the supply delay and shipping delay

The supply delay/lead time works with the "Product Availability Status" module.  The Product Availability Status module is part of the Embedded ERP package and provides features to display some advanced availability messages on the website front end.

Associations the supply delay and shipping delay for a special product can be set from the Product / Supplier association grid, available from the menu Embedded ERP > Suppliers Management > Product / Supplier association > click on the "Import file" button.






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