What is Manufacture?
When something needs to be cooked before it is ordered, it is commonly referred to as "pre-cooked" or "pre-made" food. This means that the food was prepared in advance and then stored until it is ordered, at which point it may be reheated or assembled to order. This is in contrast to "made-to-order" food, which is prepared from scratch after it is ordered.
To track pre-cooked meals in Poster we developed the Manufacture tool. It helps to convert existing ingredients into prepared dishes and track them in stock. Manufacture is handy when you bake cupcakes or prepare sauces.
To create Manufacture
Go to Inventory → Manufactures in the management console.
Enter a date and time of the manufacture.
Select Storage where manufactured dishes will appear.
Select a dish or preparation for manufacturing in Product.
Enter a dish Quantity for manufacturing. For example, 25 cakes.
Save your progress.
Manufacture in stock
After manufacturing 25 cakes, the required amount of eggs, milk, wheat flour, sugar, and vegetable oil is automatically withdrawn from the storage location. Now, 25 ready-to-sell cakes have appeared in the storage location instead of the withdrawn ingredients.
Go to Inventory → Ingredients movements to see the amount and cost of the manufactured dishes.
☝️ When cakes are sold after manufacturing, it reduces the number of cakes in stock instead of ingredients. If the number of cakes falls below zero in Inventory → Stock, it means that more cakes were sold than provided by manufacturing. To update the negative stock, make a new manufacture.
☝️ The food cost of manufactured dishes and preparations includes the cost of ingredients at the time of manufacturing. When a new supply of ingredients arrives and updates the current cost, you should add another manufacture to place a new batch of dishes with a new ingredient cost.
To compare the expected and actual number of manufactured dishes in stock, make an inventory check.
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