Stock: Difference between replacement item and alternative item code

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Question: What is the difference between replacement item and alternative item code?


Answer:


Replacement Item:

If you have set a replacement (example: Item A) for the item B, the system will prompt you an option to replace item B with item A if the item B is in back order or negative quantity. Replacement item is usually with equal quality but different brands.


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Alternative Item Code:

For alternative item code, it is considered as an additional code for an item. It is possible that a stock item may have several item codes (labelled by manufacturer, supplier, reseller...). Each of the item codes will point to the same item, thus it makes item-searching easier.


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By: Soh Wee 171124, KM 180313, P180322



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