assembly inventory


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Melissa

I am considering purchasing the Small Biz Accounting package, however i need
to know if it will handle a specific task. I make candles. I need to track
my supply inventory like wax, scent, wicks etc. All can be tracked by
"usuage" in lbs, ozs, each, etc. I then need to track and remove those
supply inventory items to make the final product, and then also track the
final product until it is sold. Hope im making sense! Please help!! THanks!
 
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Allan Martin

The use of kits will not help the OP. The answer is SBA does not support
assemblies.
 
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Chris Schatte

Allan,
You are correct in that SBA does not support assemblies. Could the OP set up
the inventory in "units" with a retail price each that equals the amount of
the kit sell price? I understand that inventory tracking would not be as
described in the original post, but you would still be able to track the
inventory from recieve to sell point, correct?
 
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Allan Martin

Chris Schatte said:
Allan,
You are correct in that SBA does not support assemblies. Could the OP set
up
the inventory in "units" with a retail price each that equals the amount
of
the kit sell price? I understand that inventory tracking would not be as
described in the original post, but you would still be able to track the
inventory from recieve to sell point, correct?
The use of kitting is not practical in the real world if the OP really needs
Bill of Materials functionality.
 
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Chris Schatte

Allan,
Thanks for the reply.
Real world would depend on cost of doing business would it not? Kitting
would work to some degree for the OP without a 3rd party addon for SBA, just
takes some time to figure "units" to equal kit sales price for gross/net
profit and track inventory. Agree that this is not the best approach to
assembly to sales inventory tracking.
To the OP, you can find industry solutions for your business here
http://directory.partners.extranet....me=&spec=0&pid=66&vid=0&country=&SearchType=P
Do some research for one that corresponds with your business and what you
want to spend for the ability to track inventory the way you described in
your post.
Just one solution found easily:
http://www.acctivate.com/sba/more_inventory.asp
 
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mnature

Melissa -

I have run into a similar problem with my husband's small business. I would
suggest you look at something like http://www.dbamanufacturing.com , and see
if that would fit what you need, at least as far as the manufacturing side of
your business. I mention this company simply because they allow their
software to be used for free if it is used by only one person. Everything
else I looked at required a hefty investment. Once an item is manufactured,
you can "sell" it to SBA, and start tracking it there as a completed retail
item. I liked the concept, because the manufacturing and retail sales should
be kept separate, just to make it easier to see what is happening in each.
 

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