Duplicate an Inventory item

You can easily copy an item to make a duplicate. This could be useful if you have the same item in multiple locations in different quantities or items with different Lot #'s!  

 

From the Inventory, click the checkbox next to the item you want to copy, and then click Duplicate.

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That's it! You can then edit any details about that item from the item editing page and save that copy as a new version of the item.  

 

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    Brisa Hurlocker

    Why does the location never duplicate?

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    Monica Velarde

    Hi Brisa! That's a great question! Typically, we found that people would need to duplicate an inventory item because it was being stored in a different location.

    We could definitely look at copying that over too and then allowing people to change it. I'll share this question with our engineers. Thanks for the idea. :)

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    Brisa Hurlocker

    Thanks! We use it because we frequently get the same thing in over and over again (solvent for example), and we just change the barcode. This would save us a huge amount of time :-)

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    Monica Velarde

    Hi Brisa. I can see how that would be useful in your situation. I'll pass along your note. :)

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    Wagner Fontes
    Hi, I know I can duplicate items, but it would be much easier to manage multiple purchases of the same item (subsequent purchases or from different sources) if they were nested as a table within the same item. It would be interesting, for example, for tracking how often the item is needed or how much we spend per year in such item. Editing the same item just deletes the history and duplicating the item after each purchase makes it laborious to both, edit and analyze. Thanks, Wagner.
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    Monica Velarde

    Hi Wagner,

    Thanks for adding your feedback here! This is a great point about the Inventory. Right now, all of the ordering information about items is held only in the Order Requests module. Searching for an item in that module can show you a list of times when it was ordered in the past and you can observe frequency from that, but the reporting is limited.

    The Inventory is setup in a way that when order requests are received, they can be added to the inventory or existing items can be updated and in this way, the Inventory continues to contain the details about what items you currently have and the Order Requests can contain the full history about your orders themselves.

    I've passed this feedback along to our product team because I think improved order tracking with relation to the inventory items would be very beneficial to have. Please feel free to email support@quartzy.com with any additional questions or suggestions! :)