Alternative unit feature adds the possibility to define a secondary unit for products. For example, one product can be tracked in tonnes and also in bags. One unit could be used in cost calculation and reporting, the other is what is used on the shop floor to understand production. So, we provide a possibility to define what is the value of 1 main unit in the secondary units.
This feature is not enabled by default, so in case you are interested, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: For now, it is only available under product route settings and scrap adding modal, but the aim is to make this also available in Shift View, so it would be possible to display production in alternative unit as well.
Go to Settings and open the “Products” card
Add a new product or edit an existing one
Enter the alternative unit, for example we have set it as “box”
Click “Add station” to set a new route or edit an existing one
Select which way the conversion should be (field marked 1) and set the alternative unit value (field marked 2)
Click “Apply” and confirm by clicking “Save”.