Demand vs. Stock on Hand
For anyone doing Just in Time fulfillment, preorders, or presales... It is Very important to be able to see How many skus sold, vs. how many in stock. The balance would let you know how much is OVERSOLD or PRE ORDERED. Our company can produce products on demand, thus giving us a production list so we can get the orders out.
Currently , it is a massive headache to see negatives.
This would also be beneficial to companies that have accidently oversold or have reconciled inventory and are missing the stock they need to satisfy the orders.
SKU - sold 10
STOCK - on hand 8
NEED - 2 more. (negative 2 units)
Shannon Tardie commented
Yes please! I need to be able to project and plan for once the item becomes available again and I ship out the backorders, how low am I going to be? There must be a way to show negative stock for planning purposes.
Danny Loevy GoodState Inc. commented
Agree with everything already said. In my case, if I'm out of stock of a SKU but know that I will be refilling later that day, I want the orders to come through instead of blocking them. However, when I add the stock produced later in the day, I would like my total stock number to reflect the orders I had printed out earlier in the day.
1. Units of SKU = 0
2. Print off 5 orders
3. Add 10 Units later in the day
The total stock number should now say 5 instead of 10.
This would be incredibly helpful. Being able to see this is a huge deal for a lot of companies that are eccomerce based.