Centralized And Decentralized Purchasing
Any site can originate a multi-site Purchase Order specifying the receipt site by line item. This enables centralized purchasing economies of scale to take advantage of quantity breaks from the vendor for items that are required at multiple sites. Items on a centralized PO may be subject to a Master Buy Agreement. This option accumulates quantities of like items from one vendor, to determine the best quantity break available.
Centralized Purchase Orders may be created manually or the planning engine can automatically populate the Purchase Order Builder for demand across all sites.
Based on the sites’ Purchase Order receipts and returns, the processing of vendor invoices may be centralized, eliminating the need for each site to do this independently.