Automatic Inventory Ordering
This a nice feature that allows you to automatically create purchase orders for the products that are selected in sales orders, but of which you do not have enough or any stock on hand.
When you open the Automatic Inventory Ordering in Purchasing - Purchase Orders - green button, you'll see all products that need to be purchased in order to cover the backlog in your sales orders.
The calculation takes into account:
quantity on hand + open purchase orders - open sales orders - minimum quantity
If you then choose your vendor and confirm, a purchase order by vendor is created and the products, the missing quantities as well as the purchase prices (if set up) are automatically filled in.
Please note: the purchase orders are bundled, so all items for the same vendor are selected into one purchase order.