A unit always fits into a given context: focus on the contexts in which a unit is bought, produced and sold.
The purchasing units are the units associated with the purchasing context, ie the procurement of an article.
Entering the purchase unit (s) of an item is to list all the packaging that will potentially be used in the procurement process for this item. It is also contextualizing these units with other elements such as supplier information, purchasing costs, a product code provided by the supplier, etc.
Supplier “A” supplies the item Elle & Vire Thick Fresh Cream in 5L jars. The purchase unit and therefore the 5L jar of crème fraîche. This unit, associated with supplier “A” and price “X €”, represent the 3 components of the supply model. At the same time, supplier “B” supplies the same Elle & Vire thick Crème Fraîche in boxes of 4 x 2.5L jars. The purchasing unit is the box of 4 Elle & Vire jars which, together with supplier “B” and price “Y €”, forms a new supply combination.
The production units are the units associated with the production context, ie which will make it possible to use a product (article or recipe) when developing a recipe. Indeed, a recipe can consist of:
Informing the production unit (s) of a product means listing all the formats that will potentially be used in the recipes with which this product is associated.
These can be units:
The preparation of the recipe for the apricot tart requires:
The sales units are the units associated with the sales context, ie which determine the packaging (s) in which a product (article or recipe) will be put on sale. This concerns:
Again, these can be units:
In a context of bulk sales...
In a context of piecework sales...
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A pastry shop that bakes cakes is likely to sell them by part or by the whole cake.
The first unit of sale is the 150g piece of cake
The second unit of sale is the whole cake
On each of these two units can be applied a sale price which has a different impact on the product margin.