To find inventory items in Connect, select the Inventory in the left side menu and then select 'Items' from the drop down.
The Item Listing will 'Exclude recipe items' by default so the parent items for the depletion rates will not be in the list. There are also options to view 'All Items' and 'Show only recipe items.' The Item list can be further filtered by vendor location, item type, or category.
- The POS Items that have 'Tracking' enabled will appear in the lists for their associated Type (Food, Drink, Alcohol, or Merchandise).
- The 'Inventory' type includes everything that is counted, but not sold individually, like the Bun, Cheese and Meat Patty that make up a Cheeseburger.
The search field can be used to locate specific items within the current Item listing view.
Inventory Item Settings
Inventory Items can be edited by finding and clicking on the item. Once the item is open, there will be multiple tabs to view and edit settings.
The Details tab contains all of the Inventory settings for the item. Notable settings:
- SKU Number: Stock-Keeping Number that can be interpreted as a bar
code by Activate for easy inventory scanning. (SKU numbers are unique and cannnot be the same as any other items. Users will also have to have the 'Edit SKU Number' permission enabled in their Connect Role to edit this option.)
- Sales Unit: Determines what unit will be depleted for each sale (Ex. bottle, each, can, etc.)
- Conversion to Inventory Unit: This is how many of the sales unit will be converted to the inventory unit (Ex. 1 bottle, 1 each, 1 can, etc.).
- Inventory Unit: Determines how the item will be counted for inventory (Ex. bottle, each, ounce, etc.).
- Conversion to Purchase Unit: This is how many inventory items make up a purchase unit (Ex. 12 bottles/case, 50 each/box,
- Purchase Unit: Determines how the item will be purchased (Ex. case, bottle, each, keg, etc.)
- Purchase Quantity: Set a default purchase quantity when adding to purchase orders.
- Cost of Goods: This will be calculated based on the depletion rates and associated costs.
- Stand Sheet: Must be enabled for items to appear on the stand sheets. Disable if the depletion rates are being counted instead of the menu item.
- Low Alert: Add a threshold to create alert that the item is running low on stock.
- Low Stock: Set a low stock level to easily add the item to purchase orders when below the level.
- Show in Reports: Disable to exclude the item from the Inventory reports if it's not being counted.
- Unique ID: Assign a Unique ID to track similar or like items that might be named differently for each vendor.
- Sales Code: Assign a specific Sales code for reporting purposes.
- Cost Code: Assign a specific Cost code for reporting purposes.
- Chargeable: Determines if the price will be shown in the stand sheets.
- Category: The category will be used to group items on the stand sheet and in reports.
- Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary SubCategories: Items can have up to three subcategories assigned.
- Brand: Assign a specific Brand to the item.
The Depletion Rates tab can be used to add the items that will be depleted each time the menu item is sold.
Recipe Items show the parent item(s) that the Inventory item has been assigned to deplete.
Note: The recipe cannot be edited from here; it must be edited on the Depletion Rates tab of the Parent item.
Items can be assigned to warehouses where products are received and then stock can be moved from the warehouse to the stands.
Items can be assigned to Distributors that can be selected to order stock from when creating purchase orders.
The vendor assignments for the menu item will carryover to the inventory item. If an item is assigned as a depletion rate, it will be assigned to the same vendors as the parent item.