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How can I define order units for products that are used as input material for production? For example I produce bags from a textile which is measured in meters and always want to know how much meters of textile I have in stock. To produce one bag, I need 1.2 m of textile. So if I produce 100 bags, I need 120 meters of textile. A supplier delivers textile on a roll with 100 meters per roll. Therefore I can either order 100 meters (1 roll), 200 meters (2 rolls), 300 meters (3 rolls),... To produce 100 bags I need to order two rolls (200 m) of textile.
In this case i suppose you buy "units", the you can buy 1...2...3...N rolls. so the length (in this phase) is not that important because you're about to place 3 rolls in your warehouse. Indeed, you'll probably want to use just 1 meter then you'll need to convert rolls into meters. By assigning a lot number to a roll you'll be able to track the usage.
When you need to get 1 mt from a specific roll you can use 1/100 of roll for instance.
Otherwise you can use different UoM and specify the conversion coefficient. This way you'll be able to buy rolls and put meters into your warehouse.
In order to be able to specify this infos, you have to grant you user the "Manage Secondary Unit of Measure" permission.
I have something similar solved with manufacturing. We have drums of xxx kg on stock, sometimes we sell in yy kg or zz litres packings. I created a product of 1 kg, if necessary it takes one xxx kg drum from stock to produce xxx times 1 kg. Done so with re-ordering rules etc. yy times this 1 kg is then used to create the product we sell. In the case of litres, it is converted into this unit.
So we have on stock: aa drums (of xxx kg), can be your rolls of 100m bb x 1 kg of this product, which is used to create the endproducts. Can be a roll from which some cloth is taken. If because of the (pending) manufacturing orders this (bb) will be <0, the re-ordering rules will take again one drum from stock, etc.
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