Only two pieces of information are required for an inventory item to be created on the Dsco platform: SKU and the quantity available. However, Dsco supports many additional inventory descriptors, such as title, cost, and estimated availability date. See Dsco Data Schema for more information on each of those supported fields.
Just as with orders and invoices, inventory can be viewed directly through the Dsco portal. Once a supplier has added their inventory to their Dsco account, or updated existing items, the Dsco platform will populate that data into your account instantaneously.
Suppliers are able to control what inventory is available to their retailer trading partners. Retailers and suppliers may need to discuss which items should be visible to both parties via the Dsco portal, as well as which descriptive attributes should be included in each item's Dsco entry.
Step 1: Click the navigation menu and select Workflows > Inventory.
Step 2: The Inventory page is displayed with a list of all your SKUs. Use the filter options on the left to adjust the list the SKUs and find the inventory items you wish to view.
Step 3: View details about a specific SKU by clicking the SKU link.
Step 4: On the inventory detail page, view details such as mandatory SKU and quantity available data, UPC, item cost, or an image, description, and dimensions.
Item creation and update information can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the page. This can be helpful if you need to know, for example, the last time an item received a quantity update.
Step 5: For more in-depth information regarding the history of a specific item, click Item History near the top of the screen.
The item history shows any instance when an item has been updated in any way in Dsco. This history can be very helpful for researching quantity changes, what caused the changes (for example, automatic decrementation or supplier update), where to find the log for a specific job that processed the change, and/or what user logged into the portal to make the change. For more information on how to read and use the item history, see Atomic History is Born.
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