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Part7: Creating & Associating Suppliers with products

Apache OFBiz manages suppliers and associated products with them for purchase purpose. A supplier can supply more than one product where as different multiple suppliers can supply a single product. So, if you want to purchase a product, it has to be associated with at least one supplier.

There are some steps to create a supplier:
1.Create new person for creating a new supplier.
2.Assign role of Supplier to the new person created.
3.Associate suppliers to the respective product.

Following are the steps to create product Supplier:

  1. Go to party manager and click on option "party" from the dropdown.
    create_new-_person

2.Click on "Create new person" button.
3.Add details like party id, product type, Owner, Preferred Currency Id and finally click on "save".
supplier_id

Following are the steps to assign role of supplier:
1.Click on "party" from the dropdown and search created "supplier_id".
supplier_id-2
2.After opening "created supplier_id", click on role button.
3.Add Role as "Supplier" from drop down finally click on "Add".

Following are the steps to associate supplier to the product:
1.Go to catalog manager and select "catalog" from the drop down.
2.Open a product and click on "supplier" button.
associate_product_supplier
3.Select "Supplier id" from dropdown and add details like Min Order Qty, Currency Uom Id, Last Price(The price at which you purchased item from the supplier), Supplier Product Id and finally click on "create".
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Add multiple suppliers for a single product that should fetch/reflect in OFBiz E-commerce.
If a product is purchased from two or more suppliers then assign multiple suppliers to a single product. Supplier list price calculates the average cost of product. In E-commerce we can easily manage the purchasing quantity of products bought from different suppliers and also easily return them if defective products are shipped.