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Customer Orders
.. .. New Customer Order
.. .. List/View/Edit

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Purchase Orders
.. .. Item Vendors
.. .. New Purchase Order
.. .. List/View/Edit 
.. .. Goods Receiving
.. .. Advanced

Works Orders
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View / Edit Item Detail

You can change any item detail using this window.

Some fields on this form - PartNumber and Description for example - are quite straight forward so don't require any additional explanation.

BIN - A free text field where you can enter a location such as a shelf or bin number.

Type - Is this item an Assembly or a Part Component.

Category - You might wish to assign your items to specific categories. You can select a category from the drop-down list or create a new category by typing text directly into the category box.

Some fields on this form might benefit from a more detailed explanation - We've circled them in the image below.

- Unit Of Measure. Don't confuse this with your vendor's UOM. This is a free text field where you can enter some information about how the item is counted. For example if it's wire or cable you might wish to use this field to indicate whether the quantity is measured in centimeters, Inches. Feet or Meters. Or maybe it's a liquid - Pints, Liters, Gallons ? Don't worry too much about this - when you buy, sell, consume the item you can use other units of measure or even fractions thereof.

Minimum Qty - If you want miniMRP to tell you when the onhand quantity of this item has been reduced to a low level then enter that quantity here. When the On-Hand quantity falls below this level the item will appear in a special report called 'Shortages'.

Fill Qty - You can use this as a reminder or instruction to your buyer indicating the desired stock 'Fill' level. In fact miniMrp can pre-populate purchase orders based on the Fill Qty. Leave it as zero and this feature won't be used.

Sell At - When you sell items this is the price that will appear on your invoices. Of course you can change it on the invoice later but to make a permanent change for all future invoices you'd need to change it here.

Cost Price - You can not edit the cost price via this box - If this item is a component then you will edit the vendor prices etc via the vendors tab shown in the lower section of the window. You can have any number of vendors with different prices and supply criteria and one of those vendors would be your 'default'. It's the default vendor's price which appears in this box and it's this price that is used when miniMrp calculates costings for assemblies and Bills Of Material. In our picture above notice the relationship between the Vendor's Qty Per UOM, The Vendor's Price and the actual Cost Price (Each) shown in the upper right corner of the window.

But if this item was an assembly then the cost price would show the 'Build Cost' which would be calculated automatically based on the cost of all components used to build the assembly.