I have 2 areas where my old brain isn’t quite getting it - please bear with me.
I have entered my raw materials into Inventory along with the manufactured goods. I have created 2 productions orders using the raw materials. There is one common raw material in both Production Orders - is there some way to summarise the raw materials required for both Production Orders?
Why does the Production Order automatically update the inventory on hand numbers when it is created. Production may run across several days (indeed up to a week) and during that time frame the Inventory on hand is incorrect. Would it not better to have the ability to mark them completed and then adjust inventory.
Any help gratefully received.
I don’t think I explained myself properly but that’s OK - I was after a report to show how much raw materials are required to complete the productions orders to check that I have enough of them. But I think I have figured out a way. I have created a location called Production where the production orders are located and another location for the raw materials on hand so I can compare them. I have a separate business (in Manager) just for Inventory so am not concerned with the ledger side of things.
Thanks for your help.
Fear not. You explained yourself very clearly. The fact is, Manager is not as sophisticated as you would like at tracking work in progress. The program is an accounting system, not a complete enterprise resource planning system. Accounting is about recording what has happened, not managing what is underway.