Yes, the reason why nothing is showing is because you have not selected a specific vendor of parts you want to order first, or selected a vendor and checkmarked the “Select from any vendor’s parts” first before clicking on the Part Request menu option in the PO entry screen.
Select the vendor of the part being requested so that AyaNova knows to show all part requests of parts where that vendor is the Wholesaler or Alternative Wholesaler of that part; or checkmark the “Select from any vendor’s parts” so that AyaNova knows to show all part requests regardless of which vendor you selected in the PO.
If ever you have a question about a feature of AyaNova, check out the AyaNova Help documentation.
For example the tutorial How do I create a Purchase Order based on Part Requests http://www.ayanova.com/AyaNova6webHelp/create_a_purchase_order_based_.htm walks you through the steps of creating the new PO, selecting the vendor of the part, and then clicking on the Part Requests menu option in the PO entry screen to see the list of part requests of parts for that vendor.
And in the Purchase Order section of the Inventory part of the Help documentation, http://www.ayanova.com/AyaNova6webHelp/purchase_order_entry_screen.htm explains in detail about the “Select from any vendor’s part” field.
On a side note, is there any way to send an email notification whenever a Part Request is entered? (This would help my ordering guy)
There is the notification for the scheduled user selected in the Workorder Item to be notified when the part is received (so knows the part is now inn stock and can now complete the workorder). But actually there is not a notification about a part request being made at present. Its certainly something we will put on the list for development to look into.
A suggestion at this time for your ordering guy is filter the Part Requests grid in the Inventory navigation pane by the PO Number (i.e. select to show only [Blanks]) so that he can see at a glance which have not yet been ordered. Usually parts are ordered no more then once a day, so I would suggest that he checks this grid before he orders each day, and he will see at a glance all the part requests that are needed.