Lanham Inbound Container
de Lanham Associates
Manage On-The-Water inventory.
Importing your inventory can get tricky. Offshore vendors generally struggle to fill your Purchase Orders exactly, but usually do a good job of indicating what they were able to ship. Lanham’s Inbound Container solution can help you gain greater insight to your On-The-Water Inventory.
Do you have trouble:
- Matching outstanding Purchase Orders with the Advanced Ship Notices or spreadsheets provided by your offshore vendor?
- Creating a purchase invoice to back up the payment you make to the vendor at an FOB Shipping Point?
- Understanding Expected Receipt Dates of outstanding Purchase Orders as well as On-The-Water inventory?
- Reconciling the receipt of a container and handling over and under receipts.
- Capturing shipping cost and updating landed cost.
Inbound Container detailed information should serve to smooth the import process or at least give you accurate information with which to make decisions.
Gain visibility and streamline with Inbound Container:
- Import the Advanced Shipment Notice or spreadsheet to create an Inbound Container Document in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
- Container Tracking will use the Inbound Container Document to reconcile and update the open Purchase Orders associated with the ASN or spreadsheet while assigning the container number to each Purchase Receipt line.
- Create a Purchase Invoice to pay the vendor prior to the container’s shipping by using “Get Receipt Lines” filtered by the container number.
- Receive the container contents into an On-The-Water location which creates an open Transfer from the On-The-Water location to the designated warehouse with updated Expected Receipt Dates.
- Use “Item Charges” in Dynamics 365 Business Central to capture landed cost.
- Once the container arrives, you would count or scan the contents of the container to set the final transfer quantity from the On-The-Water location to the designated warehouse.