Use sales blanket orders if you have a contract with a customer and the customer wants to order from the contract. Blanket orders are often used when a customer buys large quantities and has obtained special discounts. Based on the blanket order, you can create sales orders (release orders) and invoice items as needed until the contract is fulfilled.

You create a blanket order in the same way you that you create sales orders (see Create a sales order), but you assign it as a . Discounts (trade agreements) must be calculated before you create release orders. Blanket orders have no effect on stock quantities, do not generate item transactions, and they are not included in master scheduling (unlike release orders).

On the basis of the blanket order, create release orders as needed. A release order contains information about item, quantity, and ship and receipt dates, and can be updated as a normal sales order. Release orders have the order type .

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If you modify or delete release orders, the quantity on the blanket order is not adjusted accordingly.

You can post and print confirmations on a blanket order, showing the quantity not yet delivered.

Working with blanket orders includes the following processes: