With Magento 2.3 it appears inventory management has changed.
I have "Decrease Stock When Order is Placed" set to 'Yes' which apparently now does absolutely nothing. Magento is only decreasing the stock when a shipment is created, it does nothing with stock when an order is placed.
This is causing HUGE problems... we don't have a system where shipments are instantaneously created when an order is submitted. If we have an item with a quantity of 25 which isn't updated until the warehouse performs the pick tasks and creates the shipment... there's nothing to prevent selling 30 of them.
Has anyone figured out a way to revert it back to respecting 'Decrease Stock When Order is Placed' and stop it from decreasing stock on a shipment being created?
Trying to manage inventory based on what you've shipped instead of what you have sold seems like extremely flawed logic to me...
Figured out how to make this work... wish there was a way to turn this new functionality off. It's a complete pain when you have an ERP updating your Magento instance.
That concept came from 2.3 launches with MSI (multi-source inventory) concept.
Glad you figured out to resolve your concern.
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