Setting up production centre products

A production centre product, is an item that you produce centrally from ingredients and distribute to individual sites as a whole product.

A production centre product is a specific type of batch product, that exists on the central server as a batch product with associated recipe, but is pushed to individual sites as a standard stock item (no recipe). This enables the sites to be able to place orders (transfers) of the product from the central server.

Like a batch product, you can record when you make a production centre product and the system will add to the stock of the production centre product and deduct from your stock of the ingredients required to make it.

To mark a product as a production centre product, navigate to the product in the 'Products' section of your back office and click on the stock tab.

Tick "This product has a recipe"

Then tick "This is a batch product". 

You will see a new switch appear to set the product as a "production centre product". Turn this to ON.

You will then need to specify the measurement unit for your product and the quantity (in this measurement unit) that your recipe makes. This is the stock that will be added to the product every time you make a batch.

Then add your recipe as usual. The recipe will determine the stock that will be deducted every time you make a batch.

Once you have set up one or more production centre products you can record on the system each time you make a batch, so the system can account for the reduction in your ingredients stock and increase in your production product stock. See Making batches.

Individual sites can then place orders (transfers) of the product from the central server.

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