Manufactured stock refers to any stock item that itself is a product of of other stock items. Manufactured stock, like menu items, have their own recipes that are assigned to the item. However, like regular stock items they can be counted and tracked on stock reports.
A manufactured stock item's recipe can be viewed in Lists > Stock > Items.
This recipe has a defined Yield. The Yield is to total amount of the manufactured stock item that the recipe makes. In this example, 0.02 KG of Cabbage, 0.02 KG of Carrots and 0.04 KG of Mayonnaise makes 1 portion of Coleslaw.
Manufactured stock cannot be purchased. To record manufactured stock, the user must capture it in Activities > Stock > Manufactured Stock. For more detail on the recording process see the Manufactured Stock Solution.
In our example, I have recorded 23 portions of Coleslaw as having been manufactured.
Once the stock has been recorded, it can be tracked in the Stock Movement and Stock Variance Reports.
Stock Movement by Location
In the above example, we can see how the manufactured stock and its ingredients have been handled. The ingredient items are considered to have been used, or processed. Thus, the total amount used for each item is recorded as a negative value under the Qty Proc. heading. This is calculated against the previous columns and the total movement shown under the Net Stock Movement Qty heading. Since there are no values under any other headings, the totals are unchanged.
The Coleslaw Portions are added into stock as a positive value the Qty Manuf. heading.
Stock Variance Report
In the Stock Variance report, the above stock movement is summarised in the Net Stock Movement column.
It's important to note Manufactured Stock ingredients are balanced differently here than normal stock. Other stock will have an actual value compared against a theoretical to produce the variance figure. Items that are ingredients often won't be included in menu item recipes, and as a result won't have a theoretical figure. Instead, the Net Stock Movement column accounts for the used stock through the negative figures. That means that any stock used will be subtracted in the NSM column. Therefore, the "Actual" column should be around 0, since opening amount - amount of stock used = closing amount. This way the stock will balance.