The physical movement of stock from one place to another is called transfer of stock. Stock is usually transferred from the warehouse to various stores and also from one store to another. Stock transfer activity takes place at three levels:
Decisions have to be made about stock transfer like: from where the stock has to be dispatched; where it has to be delivered, which product and in what quantity have to be transferred.
Dispatch has to occur whether from one store or warehouse to another.
Receiving has to take place where the stock is being transferred to.
The stock transfer function in Nimbus RMS works for both HO controlled and Autonomous stores. There are, however, a few differences listed below:
Stock Transfer for HO controlled Stores
For HO controlled stores, HO can not only make decisions about the stock transfer but can also dispatch stock on behalf of the store from where the stock is being transferred; and receive stock on behalf of the store where the stock being delivered.
Stock Transfer for Autonomous Stores
For the Autonomous store, HO can ONLY make a decision about the stock transfer. If the store from where the stock is being dispatched is autonomous, its user will have to log in and dispatch the STR created by HO otherwise the status of the STR will remain open.
Similarly, if the store where the stock is being delivered is autonomous, its user will have to log in and receive the dispatched STR otherwise the status of the STR will remain awaited.