Material procurement is the process by which you add raw material stock to the system. This UI will be frequently used as it helps to increase the stock of the materials already registered on the system. This guide will also let you know how to control the stock for all the material you’ve made a procurement. Let’s get started.

How Does The Procurement Works ?

The Raw Material module comes with his own stock which is separated from NexoPOS stock. This has been made so because the default stock doesn’t support the unit of measure. The Material Stock is therefore isolated and can only be adjusted from the Raw Material. It is reduced during a cooking process when there has been a recipe created and assigned to the item sold.

How To Make A Procurement

Let’s head to the “Raw Material” menu, then “Material supplies”. That takes you to the list of procurement you’ve already made. Since we’re creating a new one, we’ll click on “Add Materials”.

The UI looks quite different from what you might be familiar with. This is composed of the following UI elements :

  • Title : the name of the procurement
  • Assign to procurement : assign all procured item to an existing procurement
  • Material table: where you select the materials

Adding material to the table consists of searching for existing material, by clicking on the dropdown located at the bottom of the table. This displays a search field where you can filter your material. Each time you would like to add new material to the table, you should go through that same process.

Once you have selected the material, you now need to define the unit of measure. While you can procure any type of unit of measure, we believe the material will be procured using big units of measures. In the case of a chicken, that will be made using the “Entire” as the procured unit (it’s not often chicken is procured as 1/4, even if that might happen). If we stick to our example, we’ll then procure chicken as entire.

You’ll also need to define the unit price and the quantity. In our example we have set $8 as unit price and 5 as quantity. Basically that means we have purchased 5 chickens.

Once you’re done, click on “Save the procurement” to confirm the procurement.

How To Check The Chicken Material Stock

Once you’ve made a procurement, you can head to materials and search for the material you’ve made a procurement to check the procured stock. From the list, click on “Options” then “Unit Quantities“.

This takes you to a place you can check the quantity for all the unit available for that material. In our example, it’s a chicken.

As you can see, an Entire chicken is 4 times “Quart 1/4”, and we have added 5, so it makes 20 “Quart 1/4” (basically 20 quarters).

Final Words

Now that you know how to make a procurement, you might need to know how to create a recipe.