Plan and Receive Inbound Containers with multiple Purchase Orders

Manage Containers in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Use the Purchase Container Handling app to plan receipt of Containers with Lines from multiple Purchase Orders – and manage delays in delivery easily.

Inbound Container Management in Dynamics 365 Business Central

You have created multiple Purchase Orders for your supplier during months, and now your supplier is ready to ship the container – and sends you a list of the items included in the container.

The list of contents is a mix of purchase order, and probably also partial deliveries of some purchase orders. This app will help you assign a container id to all the relevant Purchase Order Lines, and then you can manage all the items as one.

If the container is delayed, you can update the delivery date on the container, and it will apply to all the Purchase Order Lines.

Purchase Containers in Dynamics 365 Business Central

If you look up a specific item, you can see which container it will be delivered with, and when it is expected to arrive.

Usually your supplier will pack the container, but you can also keep track of available volume, quantities, net weight and gross weight of each container, while you add more Purchase Orders to it. The planner can easily check if the Container is full.

Main Benefits of Purchase Container Handling for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • Bundle purchase lines from multiple orders into one container unit – and calculate total volume and weight of all lines and value of the content in the container.
  • Save time in planning inbound shipments – and in the warehouse unpacking.
  • Make it transparent for everybody which lines are shipped in which containers.

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The features of Purchase Container Handling

Container id on Purchase Order Lines in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Select Container on Order Lines

On the Purchase Order Lines and Transfer Order Lines, you can assign the inbound container code and see which Container they have been allocated to.

Lines on an inbound Container in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Overview Lines on Containers

On the Container Card you can overview all lines assigned to the Container, both open and posted lines.

Manage Container status in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Manage Container status

You can control the status of the container. This one is ‘Shipped’, and the container status determines your options.

Receive a Container in one go in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Receive the Container in one go

When you receive the Container, you can do it as a single receipt, and the solution will receive all included lines across Purchase Orders and Transfer Orders, for locations not setup to require advanced warehouse.

Change Shipment Date of Container in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Change Shipment Date

If you change the Shipment Date on a Container, it will ask, if you want to change the Shipment Date on all assigned lines – across all Purchase Orders and Transfer Orders. This saves you a lot of time.

Calculate totals of a Container in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Calculate totals of a Container

You can trigger a re-calculation of the measurements and totals of the items in the container, including net weight, gross weight, and measured weight. Then the planner can evaluate if there is room for more items in the container.

Container id on Warehouse Reciept

Container id on Warehouse Reciept

You can create a Warehouse Reciept and get purchase and transfer lines based on the Container id. It is also possible to add container id to all lines on the Warehouse Receipt in one go.   

Getting started with the app

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Purchase Container Handling pricing

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Pricing is based on the total number of named users in your Business Central subscription with Microsoft.
10 users

Single app

Per named user per month at 10 users.
Single user is DKK 120,00.
Available on the cloud-edition of Business Central.
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per user, per month.
Annual subscription (You save 16.67%)
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As part of the App Bundle

Get this app as one of the 5 apps you can select with the App Bundle.
The App Bundle allows you to pick any 5 Abakion Apps at a great discount.
If you need more than 5 apps, the price of any additional app is reduced to only kr. 42,20 per app per month at 10 users (annual subscription).
Bo Hansen Hansen and Thomas Hasle at Abakion

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If you have specific questions about functionality or how to get started, you may contact our support team at [email protected] or call us at +45 70 23 23 17. We will help you find the right video guides, if available.

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