All movement of
inventory is logged in the Inventory Movement History, so you can view the
movement status of a product and reconcile its physical and aggregate
Movement is defined as any transaction that adds or subtracts from the
inventory quantity such as shipped orders or received purchase orders. The following image shows a list of movement types: (Important Note: as of May 8, 2014, FBA orders no longer log in the Inventory Movement grid. Since we get FBA inventory Reports we track inventory that way instead tracking it through the movement log. This change was also taken to prevent errors that can result from cross referencing from the two inventory sources - the log and the FBA report.
Navigate Product > Toolbox > Inventory Movement. From the product detail page, click on the View Movement link located next to the physical and aggregate quantities.
Use the Search Filters to:
The Grid details the movement of the inventory.
Information in the grid includes:
Clicking on the Detail ID link will open the related movement log, such as the order or purchase order.
t's important to understand the difference between an "Order" and an "Order Reserve." An "Order" type refers to an order that was already shipped. The quantity change of the order type affects the physical quantity. The “Order Reserve” type refers to an unshipped order, and its change only affects the available quantity. (see below on calculating physical and available quantities)
As orders come into the system they are marked with a status of “Order Reserve” with the date of the order placement. As soon as they are marked as shipped, their movement type will change to “Order” and the physical inventory will be updated. The date will then change to the date of the shipping.
Understanding how movement is calculated.
There are two basic categories of changes in inventory:
The inventory quantity is always calculated from the quantity that was set on the date of the last physical inventory count. The date of the last physical in each warehouse can be displayed by hovering over the last physical inventory quantity. (Reference Image Above)
When viewing a kit whose components are dependent on a main kit component, the movement history will be directed to the movement history of the main component. If the kit is dependent on all components, then the movement will be directed to the component with the lowest available inventory.
From the action menu you can export the movement history to an excel file. Clicking on View Reserved Orders will open a grid on the Manage Orders page with all reserved orders.
To view all movement
of the item from the time it was first entered into the system, click View All
Movement. In this view you'll also see the name of the user or customer who
executed or initiated the movement.
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