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Enabling and Creating Inventory Statuses

Posted by Cherry Tan on Sep 12, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Unlocking the Power of NetSuite's Inventory Status Feature

When it comes to managing your inventory effectively in NetSuite, there's a fundamental tool you shouldn't overlook: the Inventory Status feature. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of enabling and utilizing this crucial feature, helping you gain better control over your inventory. 

Enabling the Inventory Status Feature

To get started, you'll need to enable the Inventory Status feature in your NetSuite account. We'll walk you through the simple steps to ensure you have this feature up and running.

  1. Navigate to Setup

   Go to Setup > Company > Enable Features > Items & Inventory (Subtab). Here, you'll find the option to enable the Inventory Status feature under the Inventory sub-list.

inventory status 2Creating Custom Inventory Statuses

Once you've enabled the Inventory Status feature, you can customize it to suit your specific needs. Learn how to create new inventory statuses effortlessly.

  1. Access the Inventory Statuses Section  

   Head to Lists > Supply Chain > Inventory Statuses. By default, you'll find the 'Good' status available.

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  1. Creating New Statuses

    It's a straightforward process. Click on the blue "New Inventory Status" button, provide a name, and hit save.

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Enhancing Inventory Management

With the Inventory Status feature in place, you can now improve your inventory management in several ways. We'll explore how it impacts your transactions and reporting.

  1. Adding Status to Transactions

   Discover how this feature affects various transactions involving items, including invoices, sales orders, inventory adjustments, and transfers.

  1. Inventory Detail Field

   Understand the importance of the 'Inventory Detail' field, which becomes visible on line-level records. It's a vital component for accurate tracking and reporting.

Embracing Change for Better Results

While the transition to using inventory statuses may take some adjustment, the benefits it brings to your inventory management are undeniable. Gain a deeper understanding of your items, their statuses, and quantities with this feature.


If you have any questions about the Inventory Status feature, its implications, or any other NetSuite-related queries, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at Concentrus. We're here to provide you with the information and support you need to optimize your inventory management effectively. Contact us today to get started on the path to better inventory control.



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