It would be quite helpful to see what's physically On Hand when viewing Sales Orders and what's Incoming when building Purchase Orders.
These are two scenarios in which we almost always have to keep two windows open or continuously scan through the "grey variant hover boxes":
(1) On Hand when deciding whether to pack a Sales Order - why? - because we don't start packing an order unless we know everything is in stock*
(2) Incoming when building Purchase Orders - why? - because we don't want to double order for products that are already Incoming.
Our current inventory process is such that our incoming products amount to about 1/3 of our inventory on hand, so it's usually impossible to know how much to restock or whether an order can be fulfilled based on Available quantities alone.
*Yes, we ship partial orders all the time. But we still have to split the orders up based on what can physically be shipped.
- - - - Example Sales Order Scenario - - - -
Sales Order Snippet: Can we ship these Golden State Men's Tees?
I don't know because the Available is negative for all variants.
Side note: Why is this the only place it's called "Stock On Hand" when it's "On Hand" in other places?
Okay. I'll check what we have on hand in the Inventory > Variants tab
Nice. We can ship these t-shirts... Wait. First I have to manually check whether the Stock On Hand is actually greater than the quantity ordered for each individual Variant.
Alternatively, I can check the "grey variant hover boxes" one by one
Looks like we can ship this variant. Let's check the next one...
Brian @ Culk