Managing Shipping and Receiving

You can create shipment logs to record the movement of items in and out of your facility, even if the goods are not categorized as inventory items. 

Note: When inventory integration is active, shipments linked to purchases and orders will affect inventory balances. Therefore, it is important to set up and follow a best practices policy for shipping and receiving. As a general rule, it is always advisable to record your shipments according to reality. By logging shipments accurately, inventory levels within aACE will be maintained and audits can be conducted more efficiently. (Read more about setting up inventory tracking.)

Shipment Types

There are four types of shipments, two related to purchasing and two related to orders.

Shipments Related to Purchasing

  • Incoming — Logs items coming in from your vendors
  • Incoming Return — Logs items being returned to your vendors

Read more about purchasing.

Shipments Related to Orders

  • Outgoing — Logs items going out to your customers
  • Outgoing Return — Logs item being returned from your customers

Read more about orders.

Shipping Automation

aACE can automatically generate shipping logs when certain events occur. To learn more, read about shipping automation settings.