Use buyer's push to distribute products


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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack

This topic explains how to use buyer’s push to create transfer orders. Buyer's push is a process in which products are purchased by a centralized purchasing department (the buyer) and then distributed (pushed) to stores. The quantity that is distributed is either entered manually or calculated automatically. You can create transfer orders for a single item or many items.


If the stores that are being distributed to are in another legal entity, sales orders and purchase orders are created.

  1. Click Retail > Common > Replenishment > Buyer's push.

  2. Press Ctrl+N or click New, and then, in the Description field, enter a description.

  3. In the Site field, select a site, and then in the Warehouse field, select the warehouse to transfer products from.

  4. On the Lines FastTab, click Add to add a single product to the transfer order, or click Add products to add multiple products.

    To remove a product, select the check box of the product to remove, and then click Remove.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To specify a total quantity for the transfer orders, enter the quantity in the Additional quantity to push field. The quantity must be less than the quantity in the Remaining available quantity to push field. The quantity that you enter is distributed proportionately among the products.

    • To manually specify a quantity for each product, enter each quantity in the Pushed quantity column. The quantity must be less than the quantity in the On hand column.


    Alternatively, you can specify quantities manually on some of the lines, and then enter a number in the Additional quantity to push field for the remaining lines.

  6. On the Warehouse FastTab, select one of the following distribution methods:

    • Replenishment rules – Distribute quantities based on replenishment rules.

    • Location weight – Distribute quantities based on the proportional weights that are assigned to the stores.

    • Fixed quantity for all – Distribute quantities equally among the stores.

  7. If you selected Location weight or Fixed quantity for all, you can select a hierarchy of stores in the Replenishment hierarchy field. These are the stores that will receive the transferred products.

    If you selected Replenishment rules, the replenishment rules determine which stores will receive the transferred products.

  8. To distribute the products to only the stores that have the products in their assortments, select the Respect assortments check box.

    Regardless of the distribution method you select, one transfer order is created for each store.

  9. To update quantities, click Calculate quantities.

  10. To create the transfer orders, click Create order.

  11. To view the orders, on the Warehouse FastTab, select a store in the list, and then click Order.

See also

Replenish inventory overview