Import Cost

The import cost module allows a single or multiple purchase orders to be combined into a shipment. User defined costs can then be applied to the shipment. These costs can be apportioned over the shipment by value, quantity, weight, volume or percentage.

The Import Costing module is designed for companies wanting to track their imports
and to calculate the landed cost of the items in each shipment. The Import Costing module is one in a range of modules, collectively known as the SP Toolkit, that are designed for inventory and warehouse management.

Overview
The Import Costing module is used to construct 'shipments' from existing purchase orders. A shipment can comprise of a single purchase order or span multiple purchase orders from one or more suppliers. These orders can be costed at any stage
by specifying relevant exchange rates and applying user defined shipment costs. When the costs have been finalised, the shipment can be processed to update the inventory and purchase order files. A history of each shipment costing can be retained for later viewing or reporting.

Key Features
• Allows new shipments to be created and existing shipments which are still 'in transit' to be altered.
• The shipment routine displays all outstanding purchase orders. Shipments are then constructed by selecting one or more existing orders.
• Shipments are automatically assigned a shipment number and stored in a new shipment file.
• The shipment is automatically totalled and converted to local currency at a nominated exchange rate.
• Up to eight user-defined shipment costs.
• Cost may be apportioned by quantity, value, weight, volume, percentage or manually.
• The ability to perform a 'What if' analysis to see the effect of changes in exchange rates and shipment costs on the final landed cost prior to processing.
• Costs can be entered as they are received and stored with the shipment so that the costing can be updated over a period of time.