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Vendor Setup

​Vendors are authorized suppliers for parts and services in maintenance operations. Calem allows you to set up vendors and items they supply by sites. After vendors are configured, they can be used in requisitions and purchase orders in Calem. This blog discusses the steps to set up vendors.

Step 1. Vendor

The first step is to create a vendor. The menu path is "Organization module | Open | Vendor list". 

 Use "+" to add new vendors. A vendor can have multiple sites as well. A default site is created for you when a new vendor is added. 

Step 2. Site Vendor

Next step is to authorize vendors for selective sites. The menu path is "Purchase module | Open | Site vendor list".

Use "+" to add a new vendor authorization. 

 A vendor can be authorized to provide for all sites with "Site" field left empty. Alternatively, you may authorize the vendor to a single site by setting the "Site" field.

Step 3. Items Supplied by Vendor

When the site authorization is saved, the site vendor screen is shown along with parts supplied by the vendor site. Use "+" to add an item supplied by the vendor site.

That is all to set up vendors and their items. The vendors and items defined here can be used in requisition when adding items to a requisition. They can also be used in purchase orders. 

Customers of Calem Enterprise can find more information about vendors, requisition, purchase order and inventory from Calem Enterprise User Guide.

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