Manufacture is a feature converting your ingredient leftovers into one commodity of a dish or preparation in stock.

πŸ₯ If your prepare food in advance, use manufacture to see the actual balance of the prepared dishes and preparations in stock.

This tutorial shows how to use manufacture in Poster to see stock balances of the preparations and dishes prepared earlier.

☝️ Before manufacturing your first dish, activate manufacture in the management console.

Go to Settings β†’ General and enable Use manufacturing of dishes and preparations.

Manufacture examples: Preparation

πŸ” Beef Cheeseburgers. At the beginning of the day, chef cooks two days' worth of cheese sauce. Cooks assemble a burger once it's ordered and add the sauce prepared in advance.

How to do this in Poster so the sauce ingredients are deducted in the morning, and the stock balance is correct?

  1. Add a preparation "Cheese Sauce"

  2. Fill up the preparation ingredients in Recipe.

  3. Enter Gross and Net weights or cooking methods for each ingredient.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Add a dish, "Beef Cheeseburger".

  6. Fill up the Recipe with ingredients: Buns, Beef. And preparations: Cheese Sauce.

  7. Supply the ingredients included in Cheese Sauce to get an accurate manufacturing cost.

  8. Add a manufacture of Cheese Sauce in Inventory β†’ Manufactures.

  9. Create 2 kg of sauce in Kitchen storage

  10. For 2 kg of sauce, Poster deducts equivalent quantities of egg yolk, butter, cheese, and cream from the storage and replaces them with 2 kg of ready-made sauce in stock.

Once Beef Cheesburger is sold, Buns and Beef ingredients are deducted from stock. As well as the ready-made Cheese Sauce preparation.

If the dish cooking process was changed and the sauce is cooked right before serving a burger, track sauce ingredients instead of the ready-made sauce. Disable preparation manufacturing to do that.

Manufacture examples: Dish

πŸŽ‚ Cakes. Chef bakes a few cakes in the morning to sell them by piece during the day.

How to add a whole Cake cut and sold by piece in Poster?

  1. Add a whole Cake to Poster as preparation.

  2. Fill up the preparation ingredients in Recipe.

  3. Enter Gross and Net weights or cooking methods for each ingredient.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Supply the ingredients included in Cake to get an accurate manufacturing cost.

  6. Add a manufacture of Cake in Inventory β†’ Manufactures.

  7. Create 2 kg of Cake in Kitchen storage.

  8. For 2 kg of Cake Poster deducts equivalent quantities of ingredients from the storage and replaces them with 2 kg of ready-made Cake in stock.

  9. Add a dish, "Cake piece."

  10. Fill up the dish Recipe with Cake preparation.

  11. Enter Gross and Net weight deducted once a "Cake piece" is sold.

POS register displays a "Cake piece" dish for sale.

Manufacture can be a good help in keeping stock records if you prepare food in advance:

  • Preparations: sauces, dough, fillings. anything prepared in advance and used in further cooking.

  • Dishes: brownies, cakes, dumplings, pancakes, and syrups that you keep in stock before sale.

☝️ Do not use manufacture in Poster if you start cooking upon order, or utilize all your dough, and sauces within a day while disposing of any leftovers. As manufacture would unnecessarily complicate the stock records.

Add supplies and manufactures in Poster on the same day as you receive products or cook meals. Thus you'll be able to track current stock records in the Inventory tab or Poster Boss app.

To supply products timely and see the actual balance of manufactured meals in stock enable stock limits and low stock alerts.

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