Pastel Creating Bills Of Materials
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Bills Of materials
You assign each Bill of Materials its own unique code. This field can contain up to 15 characters. Once you save the record, you cannot change this code. If you use this BOM to manufacture one specific inventory item, you could use the same code here as the inventory item.
In this field, you enter a description (name) for the BOM. This field can contain up to 40 characters.
You can block a BOM, which prevents users from using it. To do this, check the check box. Alternatively, you can delete the BOM permanently. However, there are several reasons why you could prefer to block it instead:
- You temporarily do not want to use the BOM because some or all of the items in it are out of stock or are changing.
- You need to prevent use of the BOM, say if you only use it on a seasonal basis or on specials.
- You need a Full Accounting or Supervisor access level to be able to block or unblock a Bill of Materials.
Inventory Code / Store / Unit / Lock BOM to this item
You have the option of linking the bill of materials to an inventory item.
Your options are:
If you use this BOM to manufacture only one inventory item, you can enter the item code here and lock the BOM exclusively to this item. The user does not have to select an item code when manufacturing.
To do this:
Select the inventory item in the Inventory Code field. The system displays the unit field of the inventory item in the Unit field.
Check the Lock BOM to this Item check box.
If you use the BOM to manufacture many items, you can leave the inventory code blank, and the user then enters it during the manufacturing process. Alternatively, you can enter a default inventory code here, which the user can change when manufacturing.
Update Selling Prices
The system can update the manufactured item's selling prices when it manufactures. To do this, check the check box. If you do so, you specify how to derive these selling prices in the Selling Prices Tab. If you do not wish to update the selling prices of the manufactured item, uncheck the check box.
Print Details on Invoice
Select this option to print each component line on the invoice. Usually, you do not do this. If you wish to show multiple items on the invoice, the Kit Item Codes function may be better for you.
In this tab, you specify the components of the BOM. You can also enter additional costs such as labour, freight and other taxes.
When you manufacture, you may have non-inventory costs you wish to associate with the BOM. These can include labour, freight, and overhead costs.
The system offers two ways of adding such item costs to BOM:
You can setup up to three additional cost items. You specify the cost item's description and a general ledger account into which to charge the cost. You then enter these costs directly into each BOM. If inventory does not integrate into the general ledger, you can still enter the values, but the general ledger does not update.
You can use service inventory items. You enter the cost value in the item's Last Unit Cost field. The system uses the same costs across all Bill of Materials. You can use a combination of these methods - the one does not exclude the other.
You can enter additional charges and costs for the BOM in the table below the component table. To use this facility, you have to set up these costs in the Bill of Materials tab of the Setup Inventory function.
The first line (the Components line) shows the total average cost and total last cost of the components above.
Once you enter additional costs, the system adds these all into the last (Total) line.
Selling Price Tab
You can use this to preview with selling prices
You can set the system to update the selling prices on the manufactured item.