The Product Type defines whether the product is a

  • Manufactured from a Work Order or
  • Buy from Supplier or
  • Manufactured from a Work Order or Buy from Supplier or 
  • Service type

      

In case the product is of Manufactured from a Work Order type, it is an Inventory Item, can be associated to a bill of materials and can be manufactured using the Works module of Megaventory.

In case the product is of Buy from Supplier type, it is an Inventory Item, it can be purchased from a Supplier and as such, be included in Purchase Orders or Goods Inbound documents.

A product that is of type Manufactured from a Work Order or Buy from Supplier is an Inventory Item and can be either manufactured or purchased.

A Product that is of type Service is a Non-Inventory item (does not hold stock information) and can be purchased sold or be included in a bill of materials.


Notes:

  • The Product Type option is only visible if the Works module is enabled in the account.
  • The Product Type can be updated from Buy from Supplier to Manufacture from Work Order only if the Product has not been included in a Purchase Order or a Goods Inbound document 
  • The Product Type can be updated from Manufacture from Work Order to Buy from Supplier only if the Product has not been included in a Bill of Materials.
  • The Product Type can be updated to Service only if there is no stock history for that product.
  • A Manufacture from Work Order only Product cannot be included in a Purchase Order or a Goods Inbound document.
  • A Buy from Supplier only Product cannot be manufactured from a Work Order
  • A Manufacture from Work Order Product has automatically its Default Purchase Price set to 0 (and actually cannot have that value edited from the Add Product form)
  • A Service product can be included in any document and also in a Bill of Materials