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Manufactured stock is stock that your business makes itself, ie. fabricates from the ground up, assembles from purchased components, creates by other methods, etc.


The Manufacturing process in Jim2 involves:

a)The stock code that is to be manufactured.

b)The stock codes used in the manufacture process, including parts and labour.

c)A manufacturing Item, which is where the Bill of Materials is stored.

d)A manufacturing job, which is where the stock codes in point b) are consumed and manufactured into point a).



Once a part has been manufactured at single level, it cannot be used in another manufactured part. However, multilevel (fixed) can be used.


See Manufacturing for more detail on single level and multilevel manufacturing.



Kitting allows you to bundle up individual stock items into kits. The individual stock codes which make up the kit are treated separately with regard to stock control, etc., but grouped in this way with a single stock code make it much easier to choose when adding to a job or quote.


You must create the kit as a new stock code before you use it, with individual components set up in the Kitting tab. Once made, and on the sales line, you can sell it as it is, or you can delete or add components (dynamic kits only).


In kitting, you can also set special bundle prices for the overall kit, or how much individual stock costs within the kit. Jim2 will take the price proportions of the stock, and if you then change the price of the kit on the sales order, Jim2 can adjust the prices sensibly. For example, Jim2 will know that a DVD player is many times more expensive than the DVD it is bundled with.


Rules with Jim2 are that virtual stock and existing kits cannot form part of new kit.

a)The stock code that is to be kitted (assembled).

b)The stock codes to be used in the kit.

c)A job, which is where the kit is sold. When the kit is sold, the customer sees the kitted stock code on their invoice, however, Jim2 understands it is invoicing the individual components.



A kit cannot be used in another kit or package. It cannot be purchased.



Packaging is basically creating a kit, then storing the created kit as stock, ie. you can create the package and Jim2 understands that the individual components have now been locked away, unavailable for another job. This then means that Jim2 knows you have packaged kits on hand for sale. The pack type and the default content for the packaging is set up and maintained via the stock record.


A second packaging process is run to indicate that the building process has taken place. Jim2 will then manage serialised identification on individual packages or batch numbers on batch packaging. The packaging process becomes part of your Jim2 workflow, where each packaging session can be monitored through defined status milestones.


At the end of the packaging process (Finish), the quantity of packaged kits will be available as stock on hand.

Packaging is a bundle.

Packaging is kits in stock (no Journal).

Packaging is easier to break up as you can unpackage (even if some has been sold).

You can return a component.

Costings don’t include labour.

Pricing rules are fixed, list or less than (can’t be Cost +).


Packaging involves:

a)The stock code that is to be packaged (assembled).

b)The stock codes to be used in the package.

c)A packaging session, which is where the stock codes in point b) are configured to produce the stock code in point a).


Once a package has been packaged, it appears in a stock list as stock on hand. It does not increase the inventory asset balance.



Stock codes used in packaging sessions cannot be sold individually – only within the finished package. When the package is sold, the customer sees the package stock code on their invoice, however Jim2 understands it is invoicing the individual components.


A package cannot be used in another package or kit. It cannot be purchased.



Kitting and Packaging cannot be used in conjunction with Manufacturing.


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