A unit of measurement (UoM) defines in which units you count something in stock.
The UoM details page allows defining new, editing, or deleting units of measurement.
All defined stock-keeping units are displayed at Stock -> Stock settings -> Units of measurement.
For adding a unit of measurement:
- Go to Stock -> Stock settings -> Units of measurement and click Create Create.
Or click Add a new group from any unit of measurement choice menu.
- Enter the name of the unit.
- To add standard unit conversions (e.g. 1 gr = 0.001 kg, 1km = 1000 m, 1 in = 0.83 ft, 1 oz = 0.0625 lb) enter these into the Standard unit conversions table, and click Save.
- What is a unit of measurement (UoM)?
- How to convert a vendor's unit of measurement?
- How to define a unit conversion?
For convenience, it is possible to define supplementary units, which are standard conversions of the main unit of measurement. For example, 1 oz = 0.0625 lb, 1 kg = 1000 gr.
Standard unit conversions are not item-specific unit conversions from one dimension to another. This means, e.g., it is not possible to convert ounces (which are units of mass) to fluid ounces or cups (which are units of volume) by using a standard unit conversion.
These supplementary units can be used in a Bill of Materials when the main unit might not be convenient to use. For example, when a raw ingredient is kept in stock in "kilograms", but only a few "grams" of it will be used in a Bill of Materials.
If this converted unit is chosen for the item in a Bill of Materials, then this unit will be used on the Manufacturing Orders, and the workers will also see the material displayed in this unit.
(The vendor-specific units and conversions are displayed at the Purchase Terms of items.)