About manufacture quantities

Learn how to set actual and expected quantities on your manufactures

The quantity you set on a manufacture will be the amount your product on-hand stock is increased by, on the date of manufacture. All quantities in your material list will be deducted from your on-hand material amounts.

Craftybase also allows you to set both an actual and an expected quantity for each manufacture you create. This is useful when your batch makes more or less than you were expecting.

Handling manufactures with less than expected yield

If you have made less than the quantity expected using the same materials as a usual batch, you can set the Actual Quantity of a Manufacture to reflect the amount made. 

This will ensure that the materials will be deducted as per a regular batch, however your product stock will only be increased by the amount you enter as the actual quantity.

Example: A soapmaker produces batches of soap bars. Each batch is supposed to ideally make 12 bars from the ingredients, but occasionally the batch will end up producing 10, 11 or even 13 bars. As the batch size is usually 12, the recipe for this product would be configured to 12. For my  Predicted Quantity, I would enter 1 as I have made a single batch of 12 bars. This would set my Actual Quantity made to 12 and my materials would update with their usage automatically. From here, I would then change the Actual Quantity to 13 to represent the amount of stock I want to increase my stock by. Changing the Actual Quantity doesn't update any material stock levels, so they will remain exactly as they were for the 12 batch quantity.

Changing the quantity of a manufacture

To change a quantity of a Manufacture:

1. Navigate to your edit manufacture page ( How do I edit a manufacture?)

2. Under the Product Made section, there are two options to enable you to modify your manufacture quantity: to change the number of batches made in this manufacture, edit the Predicted Quantity textbox - your Actual Quantity will be updated automatically. If the batch size is already correct and you wish to only change the actual quantity made (i.e. you have made less or more than expected for the batch), edit the Actual Quantity textbox and enter the total products made.

3. Click the Save button at the bottom of the form to commit the changes

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