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Additional costs aka additional non-inventory costs you can add to your BOM.
You can have up to three additional cost items.
To use an additional cost, you supply a description and a general ledger account. When the system manufactures, it credits this account with the cost value you assign in the BOM.
The labour cost is self-explanatory; the direct costs would consist of rental, utility costs etc and the other costs you can use for packaging and transport. These costs are worked out beforehand and are entered into each relevant BOM.
Next Reference Number
Each time the system manufactures, it assigns a unique reference number to that process. This gives you an audit trail of each manufacturing process. In addition, the system uses the reference number to accurately unmanufactured items should the need arise.
You would enter the next BOM reference number in this field. The system automatically increments this number each time you manufacture. You can have up to eight characters in this number. It is recommended that you create a unique alpha prefix and then use numbers in the remainder of the field.