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 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 additional units, which are standard conversions of the main unit of measurement. (for example, 1 oz = 0.0625 lb, 1 kg = 1000 g).
These 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.)