The company purchases consumables in bulk e.g. stationery, refreshments. Once received into inventory, employees request these items with the employee's manager approval. The request also should specify the expense subaccount. Inventory clerk should then be able to pick up the request and issue quantities on request or less but not more.
Creating an "internal" order type seemed brilliant, selling the items at zero price. The only drawback was all order types including trade orders use the same shipment numbering sequence.
How best can this be setup?