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Creating a Production Job

Last updated 12/03/2018

Production Jobs are used to convert stock of components to finished products. This article explains how to create a Production Job.

Overview


To convert component stock to finished products, you will need to create a Production Job. Production Jobs reduce the inventory of component items, and increase the inventory of the finished product.

There are two ways to create a Production Job:

  • Create a Production Job using a preconfigured template Bill of Materials
  • Create a Production Job 'on the fly' without creating a BOM first

Either method is acceptable - but having preconfigured BOMs will make life easier if you make the same production job frequently.

For more information on how to create a Bill of Materials - see Creating a Bill of Materials.

Creating a Production Job with a Bill of Materials


Usually, Production Jobs will be created for products that have already had BOMs assigned to them.

To create a Production Job:

  1. From the Left Navigation, click Production then Production Jobs.
  2. Click New Production Job.
  3. Enter the name of your finished product in the Product Name column.
  4. Enter the quantity of the product you want to make in the Qty column.
  5. In the same row as the product just entered, click in the BOM Load column and select Make New BOM from Master BOM.
    A new BOM will be created from the template BOM.

    Cin7 calculates the required quantity of components and calculates the cost of each ingredient as per the quantity you entered for the finished product.

  6. Enter the date you intend to complete your product in the Due Date field.
  7. Click Approve Back to List.
    The production job is created.

After creating a Production Job the inventory in the Incoming Stock column of the products module is increased.

Creating a Production Job 'on the fly'


It is not necessary to have a pre-configured BOM to create a Production Job. This is useful if you are creating a one-off product.

The steps are very similar to creating a template BOM.

To create a Production Job:

  1. From the Left Navigation, click Production then Production Jobs.
  2. Click New Production Job.
  3. Enter the name of your finished product in the Product Name column.
  4. Click in the Make BOM column and select Make.
    Select Make because you are making a finished product using component products.
  5. Three new light blue lines will appear underneath the finished product row. Enter your component products in these lines.

    Only enter component products in light blue rows, with the Use label. Entering components on white lines will mean the components are not included in the template. To insert additional light blue lines, right-click in the Format column and select Insert Row Below.

  6. Enter the quantity of the component items required to make 1 unit of your finished product.
    The cost of the component items will populate from the cost in the product module.
  7. Change the Quantity of the finished product you would like to make. This will automatically change the quantities of the component items.
  8. Click Approve Back to List.
    The production job is created.

FAQs


How do Production Jobs affect my Accounts?

Because the value of the components you have used transfer to the value of the finished product, there is no change in the total inventory - even if some of your component products were wasted.

Because your inventory value does not change, there is nothing to import to your accounting software.