Secondary Sales

Hi ,

I have requirements of getting secondary sales information by Manufacturer

A manufacturing company is manufacturing goods and sells it through the distributors

The flow in erpnext is as follows;

Distributors will receive Sales Order from End Customers
The distributor will place consolidated (For all End Customers) purchase order to Manufacturer
Manufacturer will supply goods to Distributor w.r.t. PO of Distributor.
Distributor will receive goods and raise invoice to End Customer and will dispatch the goods to end customer

There are total 10 distributors

For Manufacturer , Distributor is Customer and for Distributor end customer is customer , However in ERPNext to the best of my knowledge there is no provision to define distribution channel i.e. Primary Customer and Secondary Customer

If i define customer group as primary and secondary the issue is not resolved in fact it will create further issues as it may show the debtors outstanding as double the actual outstandig i.e. from distributor (Primary Customer) and End customer (Secondary Customer)

even if i have 11 different tenants (installations) one for manufacturer and 10 for distributors , How at Manufacture level i can view consolidated secondary sales ?

Please advice
Thanks in Advance

You could think of it this way: one Sales can include multiple end parties, the legal customer (buyer or distributor in your case), the ship-to-party, the agent, and finally the end-user. You’ll need to customize to add these fields.

Hi Raj,

You could try to make accounting dimensions work for you. However, I am not sure I understand the compelling reason why you’d want to have all of the entities - Manufacturer and Distributors on a single instance of ERPNext. You could run into access / roles / permissions related issues. I’d think you are better off having separate instances and then using an Analytics tool such as Metabase to consolidate numbers from each Distributor.

Hope this helps.



Hi ,

My need is , Manufacturer will sell to Distributor and subsequently Distributor will further sell to retailer , The manufacturer would require sales from distributor to retailer.
The sale transaction from manufacturer to distributor will be on a different date than distributor sales to retailer