A purchasing clerk at corporate headquarters checks the system for open requests. Based on the system’s purchase requisitions, the purchasing clerk prepares each purchase order using the ERP system. A request may need to be split into more than one order as not all vendors supply every item. To obtain volume discounts, the clerk combines all requests for similar items into one purchase order. Each purchase order instructs the vendor to ship the inventory items directly to the appropriate stores. The computer process accesses the vendor and inventory master files and updates the purchase order transaction file. One copy of the purchase order is subsequently printed and forwarded to receiving. Each store has a receiving dock manned by warehouse workers. When a delivery comes in from a vendor, a warehouse worker inspects the items and manually creates a receiving report. The employee compares the receiving report to each purchase order for quantity or item differences. If there is a difference, the employee works with a store manager to resolve the discrepancy. The employee subsequently signs the receiving report and purchase order and keys the data into the system to update the receive goods transaction file. The signed receiving report and purchase order are then filed in the department numerically.
Required: Prepare a task-level document flowchart of the process described above using a computer graphics software program.