This switch could be used in a situation where the cost of a stock item is not determined by one Supplier Invoice.
A typical example is where stock items are imported. Here you will have the invoice from the Supplier for the actual goods and then added to this cost will be invoices for Customs and Freight Charges.
How it Works
The original Suppliers Invoice for the goods must first be entered into the system. This will update the cost price of the goods in the normal way. For the sake of clarity this will be referred to as the Original Supplier Invoice.
The additional Supplier Invoice for the extra costs must then be prepared. For the sake of clarity this will be referred to as the Extra Cost Supplier Invoice. The items on this invoice should be Stock Items that are marked as Service items and which have an Extra Cost Apportioning method set. For sake of clarity these will be referred to as Extra Cost Line Items.
As these items are added to the Extra Cost Supplier Invoice, the Extra Costs tab will become visible. The Extra Cost Supplier Invoice can then be linked to the Original Supplier Invoice by means of the Extra Costs tab. The extended costs of the appropriate Extra Cost Line Items on the Extra Cost Invoice will be apportioned, according to their apportioning method, against all the stock items on the Original Supplier Invoice.
Only costs will be added to the existing cost prices of the relevant stock items on the Original Supplier Invoice, no levels will be affected. Only Extra Cost Line Items on the Extra Cost Supplier Invoice will affect the costs of the stock items on the Original Supplier Invoice. One Extra Cost Supplier Invoices can be linked to multiple Original Supplier Invoices. Multiple Extra Cost Supplier Invoices can be linked to an Original Supplier Invoice.