Receiving Inventory

The Receiving Worksheet represents a movement of material into your warehouse. Costs associated with the transaction can be recorded on the Receiving Worksheet to create and track payables for your expense vendors. These costs will also be capitalized into the landed value of the inventory items received. 

To create a new  Receiving Worksheet, use the Quick Create button on the Receiving module in the Inventory tab or navigate to Inventory > Receiving and click the New Receiving button provided in the top right corner. This will generate a new Receiving Worksheet.

Start by completing the reference fields across the top of the Receiving Worksheet.

The Dept and Trade Type fields are optional and are used to track financial information for distinct divisions of a company and/or distinct financial centers related to the expenses created by the Receiving Worksheet.

Use the Receiving Date field to indicate the date on which the material was received into the warehouse.

Use the  Logistics drop-down menu to set the Shipping Status of this load. In the beginning, this load will likely be in Setup status. Once you have been notified that the load is going to ship or arranged transportation, you can update this status to Dispatched and finally, when you receive confirmation that the load has moved you can update the status to Shipped. The Arrived and Received shipping status' may also be useful, depending on the size of your operation.

The  Posting Date populates automatically with today's date when the Receiving Worksheet is Posted (discussed later). This is a 'financial' date that represents when the expenses on the allocation impact inventory values.

The Status drop-down is used to indicate whether the Receiving Worksheet is in WorkCompletedApprovedInvoiced, or Cancelled status. This field can be used to indicate the status of the load at various stages of your workflow. Since you are first setting up the load, set this status to Work for now.

Continue by entering details about the Receiving load.

Use the Warehouse drop-down menu to select the location where the material is being received.

In the  Purchased From section, select the Supplier that you are purchasing the material from and select the Pickup Location from which the items are being received. If you have setup a Purchase Order already and would like to link its pricing, type the PO number in the appropriate field or use the Lookup to search for the correct Purchase Order. The Buy Rep may pull in automatically from the selected Supplier or Purchase Order, if applicable, or may be set manually if desired.

Use the Shipping References section to enter additional details about the load, such as your Supplier's provided Pickup No., the Equipment No., and/or the BOL No. provided by the shipper. The Creator will populate automatically with the name of the user creating the Receiving Worksheet.

The remainder of the Receiving Worksheet is broken down into two parts:

  • An Expenses section allows for the recording of an expense or expenses associated with this receipt of inventory items, such as freight or warehousing fees; and
  • The Inventory Items section is where the item or items being received will be recorded.

Expenses

To add expenses to the Receiving Worksheet, click the  Add Expense button provided in the Expenses section. 

Use the drop-down provided to select the  Vendor that will be invoicing for the expense. If the selected Vendor is a Freight Carrier, the checkbox will be populated.

Enter the anticipated  Price and Price Unit of Measure (e.g., FLAT, per LBS) for this expense. If a per weight unit of measure is selected, the Price entered will be calculated off of the total quantity of your Inventory Items (discussed below).

Once a Vendor is selected, the Vendor's default  Expense Account will populate. If necessary, select the appropriate expense account based on the expense being entered.

The  Description field can be used to record a short explanation for the expense, such as 'Freight' or 'Handling Charge', which may appear on some documentation.

Inventory Items

To add items to the Receiving Worksheet, click the Add Item button in the Inventory Items section.

Select the Product/Grade being received from the drop-down menu. You may enter an Alternate Name is the item being receiving is known as another grade or to mask the name for your Supplier.

The Alternate Name will be displayed on all related documentation for your Supplier, while still allowing the item received to be tracked in your inventory as the grade selected from the Product/Grade drop-down.


cieTrade.net has the flexibility to handle paper or plastics Specifications, such as Meltflow Index. These specifications will appear on any documentation you generate relating to this particular product (e.g., the Bill of Lading Short Form). The Specification fields will appear at the bottom of the detail window when the appropriate Packaging Type is selected. 

For example, when the Rolls Packaging Type is selected, fields for Basis Wt, Caliper, Roll Width, Color, Diameter, Core Size, Length, and Area will appear. 

If applicable, use the # field to the right of the Packaging drop-down menu to enter the number of units being received. 

Enter the Net Quantity of the material being received. The Price may be entered manually or it may have pre-filled if a Purchase Order was entered earlier.The Location, Condition, Class, and Comments are optional fields that may be used to further define the item.

Once the paper or plastics specifications have been entered, clicking Build Specifications to the right of the Specification field or clicking the Save & New or Save button will pull a text version of the specifications entered into the Specification field.

After the information on the Receiving Worksheet has been entered completely, the status should be updated to  Completed if the Worksheet must be reviewed and eventually to Posted in order for the inventory items to be available and to accrue the necessary payables for your Vendors. These payables will be created directly in the AP Ledger and will be available for posting as soon as the Receiving Worksheet has been Posted. 

If necessary, a Posted Receiving Worksheet can be reversed, given the following: it must have been posted within the current open period; the associated payables must not have been paid; and the inventory items must not have been shipped out yet. To re-open a Receiving Worksheet, simply click the Edit Receiving button in the top right corner and then change the status from POSTED to WORK. Saving a previously Posted Receiving Worksheet in OPEN status will remove the associated Expenses from the AP Ledger and removed the associated item(s) from the available inventory. 


If you have additional questions, please contact the Support Team via email to  support@cietrade.net.