By Simran Monteiro on June 30, 2020
Beginner
In the 'Stock Entry' DocType, one can set the type of Stock Entry to define its purpose, for example, to record transfer or receipt of stock. This Help Article will explain the functionality of the Stock Entry Types: Send to Warehouse and Receive at Warehouse. 

Purpose: The Stock Entry Types 'Send to Warehouse' and 'Receive at Warehouse' are meant to be set when you want to record the movement of your stock from one Warehouse to another while also tracking the stock in transit. 

Usage: For the Stock Entry Types 'Send to Warehouse' and 'Receive at Warehouse', one needs to use an intermediary (virtual) Warehouse to indicate that the stock is in transit from one Warehouse to the other. For example, a Warehouse called 'Goods In Transit Warehouse’ can reflect the stock that is currently being transferred but has not reached the destination warehouse yet. Once submitted, the 'Send to Warehouse' Stock Entry will have the status as 'Goods In Transit' until a 'Receive at Warehouse' Stock Entry is created against it, after which, the status will display as 'Goods Transferred'.

Let’s take a look at an example - I have 100 units of Steel Mixing Bowls that I would like to send from Warehouse A to Warehouse B. 

Step 1: Recording the exit of stock from Warehouse A
1. Create a Stock Entry and select ‘Send to Warehouse’ as the Stock Entry Type.
2. Set the Source Warehouse as ‘Warehouse A’ and the Target Warehouse as ‘Good In Transit Warehouse’. Select the required item(s) and quantity.
3. Save and Submit the Stock Entry.
4. The stock quantity is deducted from ‘Warehouse A’ and now reflects in the ‘Good In Transit Warehouse’.
5. The Stock Ledger displays as below:

Step 2: Recording the receipt of stock at Warehouse B
1. In the 'Send To Warehouse' Stock Entry that was created earlier, click on the ‘Receive at Warehouse Entry’ button which will open a ‘Receive at Warehouse’ Stock Entry form for you to fill and submit.
OR
Create a Stock Entry, select ‘Receive at Warehouse’ as the Stock Entry Type and select the Stock Entry of type ‘Send to Warehouse’ that was created earlier.
2. Set the Source Warehouse as ‘Good In Transit Warehouse’ and the Target Warehouse as ‘Warehouse B’. Check the related item(s) and quantity.
3. Save and Submit the Stock Entry.
4. The stock quantity is deducted from the ‘Goods In Transit Warehouse’ and now reflects in ‘Warehouse B’.
5. The Stock Ledger displays as below:

How is this different from a 'Material Transfer' Stock Entry?
The Stock Entry with Type 'Material Transfer' is for direct transfer of stock between two Warehouses, without accounting for an 'In Transit' period. Once submitted, this Stock Entry will deduct the stock from the Source Warehouse and add it into the Target Warehouse.


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