In SIMMS 2013, the Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) Configurator enables you to set the component structure of the SKU (Item) number. You can choose characters from the item’s category, manufacturer, subcategory, vendor, or vendor’s part number to form the SKU number. Alternately, you can choose an auto-generated number to serve as the SKU.
You can also designate the number of items that can be created under a category and assign that item an incremented number. If needed, SIMMS 2013 has a manual SKU override, in which you can assign an item your own item code separate from the automatically-generated SKU.
SIMMS 2013 helps you assign particular SKU numbers to each inventory item configured in the Inventory Manager. This lets you assign an item number based on an SKU formula devised in the SKU Configurator. You can do this during the creation of an item, with the result that once the selection of either the item category, subcategory, brand (sub-sub category), model (sub-sub-sub category) or manufacturer has been made and the Save button has been clicked, the Item code SKU will be automatically created based on the selected options.
Examples of SKU options include these:
• the first two characters of a category
• a 5-character item incremented number
• the first three characters of a subcategory
• the first four characters of a manufacturer
• A 4-character automatically-generated number for a vendor
A specific example of an SKU could thus be as follows:
the category of a computer: SU (for SUPER COMPUTERS)
the 40th item configured under the category: 00040
the sub-category: FAN (for FANS)
the manufacturer: PHILL (for PHILLIPS)
the vendor: Ingram Micro (with an automatically generated code of 0009)
Ultimately, the SKU would thus become SU00040FANPHILL0009.
SKU usage and identification can help your stock management move from simple accuracy to complete precision. If this degree of control is something you seek, visit www.simmssoftware.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how SIMMS 2013 is the choice for you.