What is a unit of stock?
To monitor stock status with melba, you have to define the units in which you store the different products.
Stock units can correspond to:
- Per unit purchase of an
- To the reference unit of the purchase unit (or other lower unit)
When the initial purchase format of the product is unpacked for distribution to different storage areas
Ex. 6 chicken fillets that are will store in the kitchen refrigerator
- To a personalized unit
When repackaging or transforming a product
Ex. A tupperware of 6 chicken fillets cut into cubes that will be stored in the refrigerated table in the kitchen
- To a unit of weight
Ex. 2 kg of chicken
- By the unit of sale of an
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How to create a stock unit?
In the item form, to indicate the purchase units, click on Add a stock unit :
- Enter the quantities in the corresponding fields:
- The quantity in stock (at the time of entry)
- The minimum quantity (or safety stock to avoid shortages)
- The target quantity (or buffer stock to ensure production and mitigate contingencies )
- Select storage unit
- Select storage area
- Select the reference purchasing unit> To value the cost of the total stock
- Select the reference sales unit> To value the turnover corresponding to the total stock
- Validate by clicking on the Add button
- To save a few clicks, when creating an article, a stock unit is automatically created by weight or volume depending on the type of article. All that remains is to configure it.
- It is possible to configure the different quantities directly in the item or recipe stock views.
- In these same stock views, each of the units can be edited by clicking on the contextual menu of the row.