What is production?
Production simply involves product(s) being converted into another product. It is an internal movement of stock and a shifting of value from a set of individual components to an assembled product.
About Unleashed Production module
The Production module enables you to view and manage any goods that you may want to produce in your inventory management process. You can record the processes involved in producing finished goods from component stock. This is ideal for users who can create their own products from raw materials or kit-sets.
The Unleashed production process
This diagram demonstrates how the Production module in Unleashed can work for a light-manufacturing scenario.
- Create Products
These products are your Component products, used in your Bill of Materials (BOM) to assemble other products.
- Create Bill of Materials
This is your “Recipe”. When you create a Bill of Materials it is the “recipe” for creating the product.
- Build the product
Assemble a product/create an assembly based on your bill of materials.
Assembling a kit-set product
John has a furniture retail store and he wants to assemble a lounge suite to sell in his show room. His lounge suite consists of a two seat and three seat couches and also a single seat chair. Therefore, it makes sense for John to use Unleashed’s Auto-Assembly function to assemble his kit-set, right? Easy!
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.