About manufactures

Learn how material and product stock levels change when you create a manufacture.

A manufacture is a record of the creation of your products, variations, or components. This process involves making a product or batch of products for sale, which is a crucial aspect of your job if you're in manufacturing.

When you create a manufacture and mark as Completed, any materials you have included in the material list will decrease your on-hand material stock. Your available product stock will also increase at the same time, based on the quantity you have indicated that you have made. 

You can create a manufacture before or after a customer places an order, whichever fits your business workflow.

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Making batches

When you add a recipe to a product, the manufacture will automatically use the material list from the recipe. This can be handy if you make the same products over and over.

If you need to size up or down a manufacture (for example: a batch of 12 soaps instead of a batch of 6, or for a half batch 0.5 instead of 1), you can increase or decrease the manufacture quantity of your manufacture.

Production statuses

To provide fine-grained control on your production process, you can set statuses for your manufactures. Only Completed statuses deduct stock from your raw materials and increase your product stock. More information on production statuses


If you're on an eligible plan, you can turn on Auto Manufacture to automatically create manufactures for your products, variations, or components when an order comes in. This saves you time and effort if you make products or variations that often use the same materials in every manufacture, or when utilizing components for product bundles or sets. 

Assigning manufactures

Manufactures can be assigned to a user to enable you to see who is working on each batch of product.

To assign a user to a manufacture, simply select the user from the dropdown that appears on both the Add or Edit Manufacture form.

Tracking labor costs

If you need to factor in your internal labor costs, you can enter the total number of minutes it takes to create a manufacture. Craftybase calculates and provides pricing guidance based on these costs, ensuring that your job in manufacturing always results in a profitable outcome.

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