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In Restaurant365 there are three base types of Units of Measure (U of M):

  • Weight (Ounces)
  • Volume (Fluid Ounces)
  • Each

For each Purchased Item in the system, you will need to identify two units of measure:

  • Purchased (Default Purchase U of M)
  • Inventoried (Inventory U of M)

Click here to learn more about Units of Measure, and Item Setup

If the Purchased U of M and Inventoried U of M disagree in their base type (Weight, Volume or Each), then an equivalence must be built so that Restaurant365 can properly identify item costs for recipes, stock counts, etc.

 

Determine if U of M Equivalence is needed

To determine if a different base U of M exists between the Purchasing U of M and Inventory U of M, review the Purchasing tab and Inventory Cost tab to identify the U of M’s on the item (for Recipes, you would review the Recipe tab).

Base U of M are the same (Weight = Weight, Volume = Volume, Each = Each)

For items where the base Inventory U of M and base Purchase U of M are the same, no equivalence is required. The U of M Equivalence tab would not need to be updated.  See the example screenshots below.  Note: the Purchase U of M appears in the U of M Equivalence tab in it’s respective section (in this example, Case – 4/5 LB is a Weight U of M, therefore it appears in the Weight Qty and Weight U of M fields).  As long as no values are placed in the Volume or Each section fields, this will not adversely affect our item or it’s U of M Equivalence in the system.

Example

Inventory U of M = LB (Weight)

Purchase U of M = Case – 4/5 LB (Weight)

Weight = Weight

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Base U of M are different (Weight ≠ Volume, Weight ≠ Each, Volume ≠ Weight, Volume ≠ Each, Each ≠ Weight, Each ≠ Volume)

For Items where the base Inventory U of M and base Purchasing U of M are not the same, an equivalence will need to be identified.  The U of M Equivalence tab will need to be updated.  See the example screenshots below.

Example

Inventory U of M = Each (Each)

Purchase U of M = Case – 4/5 LB (Weight)

Each ≠ Weight

In this example the Purchase U of M has 4 packs weighing 5 LBS, for a total of 20 LBS.  The Inventory U of M is set to Each, meaning the Item is being counted by the individual 5 LB pack.  On the U of M Equivalence tab the Weight Qty is set to 5, and the Weight U of M is set to LB.  The Each Qty is set to 1, and the Each U of M is set to Each.

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Additional Examples

NameInventory U of MDefault Purchase U of MWeight QTYWeight U of MVolume QtyVolume U of MEach QtyEach U of M
CREAM SOUR CREMA MEXICANAEachCase - 4/5 LB5Pound1Each
CREAM WHIPPED ARSL XTRA CREAMEachCase - 12/15 OZ-fl15OZ-fl1Each
EGG WHL LIQ FRSH W/CITRIC TFFEachCase - 12/2 LB2Pound1Each
JUICE LIME AND COCKTAIL MIXEachCase - 12/1 Liter1Liter1Each
PEPPER CHILI CHIPOTLEEachCase - 12/26 OZ-wt26OZ-wt1Each

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