As talked about Amendment for Sale and Purchase
there is actually a much more frequent case in our purchases where we pull out our remaining hair not being able to add new lines in an amendment.
The case in hand is with plumbing fixtures, where the initial order was for:
- 4x PVC Tee 90° d40
- 6x PVC Tee 90° reduction d40 x d25
what happens is that the supplier only had 5x of the latter, so replaces one with a normal Tee plus a PVC reduction d40 x d25 coming up with a simple equivalent (useful 99% of the time).
But we cannot make a single amendment for this as the additional item must be entered on a separate purchase order for inclusion on the supplier shipment.
I feel the interface for amendments could be improved, perhaps simply by providing a ‘panes-of-glass’ interface over the original allowing for add/modify/delete.
Given there is still an issue with over supplies, perhaps this is also a place where returns can more easily be dealt with… (today it seems still a black hole).