Setting Up Inventory

Before you can manage warehouse activities and inventory costing, you must configure the rules and values that define the company's inventory policies.

You can provide better customer service and optimise your supply chain by organising your inventory at different addresses. You can then buy, store, or sell items at different locations and transfer inventory between them.

When you have set up your inventory, you can manage various processes related to item transactions. For more information, see Manage Inventory and Warehouse Management Overview.

To See
Define the general inventory setup, such as number series and how to use locations. Set Up General Inventory Information
Configure an efficient distribution model with a combination of different locations and responsibility centres assigned to business partners or employees. Work with Responsibility Centres
Organise your inventory at multiple locations, including transfer routes. Set Up Locations
Create item cards for inventory, non-inventory, or service items that you trade in. Register New Items
Use the Copy Item function to quickly create a new item card based on an existing one. Copy Existing Items to Create New Items
Learn how to fill in the Type field on item cards according to the business purpose. About Item Types
Set up multiple units of measure for an item that you can use as alternate UOMs, for example on sales, purchasing, or production transactions. Set Up Item Units of Measure
As a supplement to item cards, record information about your items in a specific location or of a specific variant. Set Up Stockkeeping Units
Assign items to categories and give them attributes to help you and customers find items. Categorise Items
Import multiple item pictures in one go from a zip file where the files are named according to item numbers. Import Multiple Item Pictures
Specify default reports to be used for different document types. Report Selection in Business Central

See Also

Managing Inventory
Managing Purchasing
Managing Sales
Warehouse Management Overview Work with Business Central
General Business Functionality

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