Can anyone help, we have an issue with Negative inventory. I was under the impression there was a bundle to disable negative inventory can anyone point me in the direction of it?
Also if not can anyone help us disable negative inventory
You cannot disable negative inventory. Negative inventory can be a result of many (bad) practices. For example, you could delete an past Item Receipt, or any number of such activities.
If you have a big negative inventory problem I would recommend you reach out to consultants to a) fix the problem and b) train your organization into proper data management practices and administration actions to resolve negative inventory as it occurs.
obviousy physically impossible to go onto negative inventory
But it is not impossible to do transactions out of order. If your receiving agent is gone, and no one can relieve an item, but your assembly line needs to physically use it, are you not going to let them use the parts? Are you going to tell them to wait to do their WO completions because the receipts haven’t been done?
In a perfect world, every transaction would be done exactly as it happens in the correct order. In reality that doesn’t happen, and that’s were negative inventory works as place holders for the late transactions to catch up. Not allowing negative transactions just makes everything super dependent on every other piece.
Now if you have constantly negative things, you have BOM problems, or procedure problems. But disallowing negatives will not fix either of those problems.
About three weeks ago I found a bundle to disable Negative inventory but I cant find it now, and Thanks, Im ok with the review negative inventory report and manageing an inventory adjustment I just want it disabled as it is obviousy physically impossible to go onto negative inventory so the mind boggles why it would be a feature
I don’t think it’s a system misuse, It’s such as huge system lapse. In SAP for example, and other ERPs for example, by default it won’t allow to have inventories to have negative balance. If a system would allow negative inventory, it also allow users to commit erroneous transactions knowing that there’s not enough balance say in a particular location for one to withdraw quantity out of it.
You can stop users from driving inventory negative via an item shipment by setting ‘Fulfill Based on Commitment’ to ‘Limit to Committed’ This setting is at Setup>Accounting> Accounting Preferences>Order Management>Fulfillment> Fulfill Based on Commitment