Adding an alternate unit of measure to a product item
You may need to create a product item that has multiple ways in which its unique item ID/unit of measure combination can be packaged. In this case you can create alternate ordering units of measure that can be used in the selling environment.
About this task
For example, you may create a unique item ID/unit of measure combination for a 6-Pack of Pens. However, in your selling environment you sell this item one of three ways: individually, cases, and pallets. In this scenario you can create three alternate units of measure that can be associated with the 6-Pack inventory unit of measure: 6-Pack, Case, and Pallet.
To add an alternate unit of measure:
- In the Units of Measure tab, choose the Create New icon from the Alternate UOMs table. The Alternate UOM Details pop-up window displays.
- Enter information in the applicable fields. Refer to Table 1 for field value descriptions.
- Choose the Save icon.
Table 1. Alternate UOM details pop-up window Field Description Alternate UOM Select the alternate unit of measure you want to use. Conversion Quantity to Inventory UOM Enter the conversion quantity from the inventory unit of measure to the alternate unit of measure. For example, you are configuring an alternate unit of measure called DOZEN for a product item with an inventory unit of measure of EACH. 12 EACH make up 1 DOZEN. In this scenario, you would enter '12' as the conversion quantity.
Important: This field should be configured at the beginning of an implementation. Do not modify this field once orders exist in the system.
Positive Package Tolerance Qty This field is not used in this release. Negative Package Tolerance Qty This field is not used in this release. Orders Can Be Placed Using This UOM Select Orders Can Be Placed Using This UOM if this unit of measure can be used for the particular item ID/unit of measure combination in a selling environment. Unit Dimensions Weight Enter the unit of measure's weight. Length Enter the unit of measure's length. Width Enter the unit of measure's width. Height Enter the unit of measure's height.