A sales order is an order that specifies what is sold. The sales order can be created in an order management system (as a part of en ERP system) and includes the sale as a part of the process of which your products undergo.
When creating a sales order in your system, you can specify the customer, delivery date, delivery location, etc. If you have an order management system that can handle lot numbers, you can specify which lots are being sold. This way, it supports full traceability, seeing that you can document exactly which customer receives which lot.
Documents regarding a sales order
When you create a sales order, some documents are typically required for confirmation and transport.
The most common documents are:
- Delivery note, which specifies the products being transported, and where from and where to the order is being transported.
- Order confirmation for the customer.
- Invoice for the customer
These documents will, in many order managements systems, be generated automatically on the basis of the information entered in the system.
Order mangement and inventory management
Many inventory management systems uses order management to control what goes in and out of inventory. When you create a sales order, and thereby sell products to a customer, the sold items will automatically be deducted from inventory.
With tracezilla youget a highly-functioning order management system as a part of an ERP system developed especially for small food companies.
Read more about order management in tracezilla.
Read more about how to create a sales order in tracezilla