38.5 Alternate Receiving Addresses

The Purchase Order system provides for multiple receiving addresses or warehouse locations. If purchase orders are to be received at locations other than the primary receiving location entered in the Company Receiving Address screen, the address of each location must be entered into the company receiving address file. The menu selection Alternate Receiving Addresses on the Select, Purchase Order menu, is used to enter the company receiving addresses. The Alternate Receiving Address screen is shown below.


A location code, from the company receiving address file, can be entered on both the inventory master screen and the purchase order shipping screen. The automated inventory restocking processes use the location codes in the inventory master file, to determine the receiving locations for the purchase orders. When a location code from the company receiving address file is entered manually on a purchase order shipping screen, its associated receiving address is automatically entered into the purchase order. The receiving address on the purchase order appears on the printed purchase order form that is sent to the vendor.

The Sales Tax Rate is used with non-inventory purchase orders to calculate the tax on taxable orders. Although the tax rate for a non-inventory purchase order can be entered on the non-inventory purchase order data entry screen, the tax rate for the alternate receiving location can be used as the default value if it is available.