Once you have enabled Auto Assembly, then whenever you sell an Assembled product Unleashed automatically assembles this for you—if there is not enough in stock (presuming you have the relevant components in stock).
As a result, this removes all the hassle of having to assemble products manually, which provides more accuracy. It also calculates automatically —how much of the Assembled product you could potentially assemble and shows this as “Available Qty” on the Sales Order entry page.
For example, even though we have 0 quantity on hand it will show as 20 available when entering the order because we have enough components in stock to assemble 20. The assembled product “ANIMAL” has 0 stock available.
This screenshot demonstrates 0 stock available.
Unleashed calculates how much of the Assembled product “ANIMAL” you can make based on the components you have in stock.
Once you have successfully entered all your lines on an order (including your yet to be assembled products) you can go ahead and click Complete.
You also have the option to complete the assembly from within the Sales Order by using the Order menu or using the Action cog for the line. This is where Unleashed does all the work for you, assembling the products behind the scenes.
An assembly is created and completed for the relevant quantities and all your stock levels are updated accordingly.
A full audit trail of all assemblies and sales is made so when you are enquiring, you can see exactly what has happened.
Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.