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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook by Mark Polino, Ian Grieve

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Preventing sales of a discontinued inventory item

Companies frequently discontinue inventory items. Perhaps an item's sales volume is too low, or it has been replaced with a new model, or the item is no longer available from a supplier. By default in Dynamics GP, discontinued inventory items can still be sold. The reason is that companies would still want to sell these items and clear out the inventory if the opportunity arose but they don't want to purchase more of a discontinued item.

The problem comes when companies need to prevent the sale of discontinued items. There could be a safety or health issue contributing to the importance of not selling a particular item. The typical advice in cases like this is to write off the discontinued inventory ...

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