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Work Order and Bill of Materials Overview
inFlow includes some tools to help you handle situations where you create one product from other products. For example:
- A manufacturer who creates finished products from raw materials
- A retailer who bundles a few products together into one package
You can use the Bill of Materials table in the Extra Info tab of the product information (stockable products only) to set up the raw materials that go into making one unit of a finished product. For example, you could set up the bill of materials for a bicycle as having two wheels, two handlebars, one frame, etc.
The bill of materials may be multi-level. That is, the raw materials that go into one product might themselves be put together from other raw materials, e.g. the wheels that go into the bicycle could be made up of 32 spokes and one tire.
After you’ve set up the bill of materials, a Work Order helps you handle the process of putting together these products. You can set up the raw materials and finished products that make up a Work Order, and when completed, the Work Order will:
- Deduct the inventory of the raw materials
- Increase the inventory of the finished products
Update the costs of the finished products
Still unsure? Check out our tutorial video!