3.07 Inventory Level and Expiration Notifications

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Lab Managers can set up notifications for each Inventory item to be alerted when an item quantity is running low or when its expiration date is approaching.  When the notification is set for either or both of these monitoring options, Lab Managers will receive notifications via system messaging and email.  

To learn more about editing or adding an inventory item, Click Here. 

Expiration Date Notification 

This option allows you to set a notification to be alerted when an item is close to expiring.  You can opt to receive this notification when an item is being created or if it is being edited (note that only Lab Managers can edit inventory items).   

When you check the check box ‘When this item’s expiration date is approaching’, you will be able select the amount of days prior to an items expiration date to be notified.  

NOTE: To select this option, the inventory item must have an expiration date set. To learn more about adding or editing an item in the inventory, click here.

Item Quantity Notification 

This option allows you to set a notification to be alerted when a specific item’s quantity is running low. When you check the check box ‘When this item’s quantity drops below a certain quantity’, you are able to select a quantity number and unit of measurement. 

Note: you are only able to select a unit of measurement that corresponds to the item’s original unit of measurement. (I.e. can only select kg, g, mg, ug. Cannot select mL if original item was set to g).  

View Notifications

When the either the expiration date or quantity threshold alert is triggered, you will receive an notification in Inventory as well as an email.  To access your notifications, click the bell icon at the top right-hand side of the screen. To dismiss a notification, click the ‘X’ at the top right hand side of every notification.