In the consignment, moving the Status into Ready to Receive will allow you to receive the consignment product.
A Receive button will become available in the shoulder of the Products card. Choosing this button moves you into Receive mode.
The Receive button in the shoulder of the Products card.
Depending on whether the product being received is considered loose items or pallets, you'll get slightly different options when in Receive Mode.
For the most part, in Receive mode, you can select the item you wish to receive and commit it into the warehouse, setting the date and time you wish to mark the product as having been received.
An example of receiving product
If the item you are receiving is defined as a pallet, then you must receive the whole pallet into the warehouse in one transaction. You cannot partially receive a pallet.
This is because Consignly needs to know what is on each physical pallet in order to know where things live in the warehouse.
If a pallet quantity is different to what is expected, consider splitting the product line on the pallet by the quantity difference, and then remove that line from the pallet first.
With loose items, they're not constrained by any pallet configuration.
If you find you've received a different amount of product to what was expected, you can simply change the quantity and metrics of the product you've received.
For example, if half of the product arrived you could receive half of it now, and then receive the balance when the rest arrived.
You can also over-receive and under-receive product, if the items coming in don't match the expected amounts.
The following screenshot illustrates items received in several parts, into different locations.
A screenshot illustrating more detail when receiving
Update Product Attributes
Sometimes as product is received, it is clear that some of the attributes such as batch number or expiry date may not be what was entered at the time of adding the product to the inwards consignment.
In this scenario, use the Edit Attributes feature in the menu next to the product line you are receiving.
The action menu
Update the attribute details in order to receive the product with the correct information.
Update product attributes in order to receive the right information
Sometimes it might be necessary to split an inwards line in order to set different attributes on a certain quantity of that product.
For example, batch number might be required but hasn't been specified yet. And when the product arrives it might be that there are two different batches being received. In this case, splitting the line to move a quantity to a new line with a new batch would be worthwhile.
Adjust the quantity and set the attributes
Completing the consignment
When the consignment is completed, any product that is under-received will create a transaction in a void state. This illustrates that the balance of the expected amount wasn't received.
Any product that is over-received will be committed into the warehouse.
A consignment's metrics will be updated to manual values based on the amount of product that was actually received into the warehouse. Metrics affect the charges raised on the consignment, so it is important these reflect the actual values.