I’ve spoken to the company in question and they say they can’t supply an invoice in any sort of order.
No, what that means is they are too **** lazy/disorganised to do this.
You should insist. What is your clout?
How did they prepare this list? Did they enter the data into the list purely at random?
I quite often come across this s–t in the course of my work when completing a pre-shipment inspection before equipment is shipped off shore or to a site somewhere.
There are some right lazy people about.
If I get to the supplier and the shipping list is not in a logical order, and the equipment is not laid out in a logical order and in a space I can get round to check then I refuse to do the job.
It will be my fault if something gets missed. Image a bag of ‘special’ washers missing when the kit is unpacked on a North Sea rig!!!. You cannot just pop down the road to get another bag of washers. Might hold the job up for days. Could be costing £1m per day.
They get an invoice from me anyway if the inspection is completed or not, and then another invoice if I have to make 2nd visit to complete the job.
If you’re not au fait with Word etc and so can’t/won’t follow the instructions provided then either learn it or cut your invoice into strips with some scissors and tape it back together in alphabetic order.