Like all the other modules, I think manufacturing is really going to make life so much easier for people. Though, at the current stage it is only doing so for companies where a number of inventory items are being utilized to produce a single finished item.
It would be great if the manufacturing module was able to deal with a single inventory item (raw material) being utilized to produce multiple inventory items (finished goods).
Here is what I had in mind;
I understand that the problem would be the ability to determine the associated cost of each finished item from the initial cost of the raw material. To solve that, I suggest the ‘relative unit’ entry. Essentially, it will help create a costing spread in relation to a common unit of measurement. In absence of a common unit of measurement amongst the finished goods, you could even enter straight up percentage of the cost distribution.
Here is how the background working would be like;
In this case, I am using KGs as my relative unit since all the finished goods are measured in KGs in my company.
I hope you give this idea consideration.