Creating an inventory supply type

You can create an inventory supply type.

About this task

To create an inventory supply type:


  1. From the tree in the application rules side panel, choose Inventory Types and Considerations > Supply Types, Demand Types, and Considerations. The Inventory Types and Considerations window displays in the work area.
  2. Choose the Inventory Supply Types tab.
  3. From the Inventory Supply Types table, choose the Create New icon. The Inventory Supply Type Details pop-up window displays.
  4. Enter information in the applicable fields. Refer to Table 1 for field value descriptions.
  5. Choose the Save icon.
    Table 1. Inventory supply type details pop-up window.

    Inventory supply type field value descriptions

    Field Description
    Supply Type Enter the name of the new supply type.

    Important: The supply type you enter here is the code that is passed and returned by the Sterling Order Management System Software APIs. It is also the code that displays in the Inventory Console of the Sterling Order Management System Software user interface.

    Description Enter a brief description of the new supply type.

    Important: The description you enter here is how this supply type is represented displays throughout the Applications Manager.

    Costing Required Select this field if you want costing data to be generated for inventory in this supply type.
    Onhand Supply Select this field if the supply type indicates that supply is physically available at a node.
    Note: Only supply types identified as Onhand are considered for inventory audits.
    Retain Reference Select this field to record references along with the supply record.
    Trigger Item Based Allocation Check this box to enable the triggering of item-based allocation when changes occur with this supply type. This is applicable for non on-hand supply types only.
    Use Considered Demand Type for Item Based Allocation Check this box to indicate that the demand with demand types, that consider this supply type, should be considered for item-based allocation.
    Enable Audit Check this box to enable inventory audit logging.