How to Assign a Primary Supplier to an Item

At times, the system ERP does not assign a primary supplier to an item. Since DemandCaster is a planning system, a supplier is needed in order to plan current and future requirements. We recommend that the most optimal supplier for a given item be applied for planning purposes. When ordering, the supplier may always be changed to another supplier.

This article describes the steps to assign a primary supplier to an item

Go to Data > Data Maintenance > Item

Choose Item to Associate and Click Edit

Assign the Supplier

  1. Checking ERP sets the supplier to the one uploaded from the ERP system
  2. Checking User Defined applies an alternate supplier from the drop down as the primary supplier

Save the new Supplier

Select the supplier and scroll down and click Save

New Primary Supplier is Applied

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