Alternate way to track back orders

I have a distributor who doesn't like to have items on back order, so they will put the same item and quantity on back to back PO's. They even do this when they know we will not have an item for a certain amount of time, so that they "don't forget to order it." On the one hand, if I enter each PO as written then my fulfillment rate is skewed, on the other hand, if I simply remove or leave off unavailable items my demand is skewed.

It doesn't look like putting an item into a Sales Quote will add it to my "Committed" count, does anyone have any ideas on how I can track back orders when the distributor does this?



Mary Beth


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