Paradigm Support Desk

Setup Inventory For Production

Navigate to 'Inventory' > 'Processing' > 'Inventory Items'

Double-click on the item you wish to setup to open it.

On the 'Item' tab, ensure that all the 'Units of Measurement' are set to the correct unit.

Navigate to the 'Manufacturing | Distribution' tab.

The 'Item Type' can be set here. This determines where the Inventory Item can be used within the Production system.

Items flagged as a 'Raw Material' and 'Consumable' can only be used as a Production Input. When posting a Production Ticket the system will take these items out of stock.

Items flagged as a 'Finished Good' can only be used as a Production Output. When posting a Production Ticket the system will put these items into stock.

Items flagged as a 'WIP Item' are partially completed items or sub-assemblies that can then carry its own cost over to the Production Ticket. This allows Paradigm users to check the Production Cost at different stages of production.

Items flagged as Crates and Pallets, these items are used for storage and transport.

Under 'Production Costing Method' you can set how you would like your Production Tickets to cost the Item.

Selecting 'Use Fixed Unit Cost' will cost the Item at the value entered in the field 'Fixed Unit Cost'

Selecting 'Use Bill Of Material Cost' will set the Unit Cost of the Item as the Unit Cost of the Fg Item on the BOM selected for the Production Ticket.

Selecting 'Use Actual Cost' will cost the item as calculated by Raw Materials and Consumables issued on the Production Ticket.

At the bottom of the page, navigating to 'Bill Of Materials' will display a list of all the BOMs created for the Inventory Item. This only applies to Items flagged as a 'Finished Good'.

For more information on creating BOMs go to Create Bill Of Materials.

You can now click 'Save' at the top-left to confirm all your changes.

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