Inventory Item Types
Yellow Dog Inventory can create and manage all of your item’s details in one place. Our easy to use interface allows you to quickly navigate from creating an item, adding or adjusting a recipe, to printing your management reporting. The security in the system will allow you to give just the right access to certain functions as well as screen elements to ensure complete control over your inventory operations.
Inventory items are the primary items in Yellow Dog Inventory. These items can be a single item or it may be related to other items to account for the different size your order and use the item in recipes.
Ordering and Inventory Sizes
For each item, you can quickly set your inventory size and then create one or more purchasing sizes. Note how you can set the conversion and usage from each purchasing size.
In Yellow Dog, you can have unlimited dimension for any item. These dimensions are great for operations that want to manage their larger wine, beer, or liquor inventories.
Batch Items are used to account for prep items in a physical. In the example below, we have counted 1 batch of mashed potatoes. All the ingredients for the batch item were added automatically and counts distributed based on the recipes. Notice the column for counts added by recipes and those for normal counts.
POS Menu Items
If supported by your POS system, Yellow Dog Inventory can push in the menu item with the recipe already attached. In the example below, we have an item called Cheese Burger that already has the “Cheese Burger” recipe attached. A big time saver for operations looking for one source for all menu item creation.
Production Items are used when you actually want an on-hand once the item is produced. These are typically situations where the product does not immediately get transferred to other outlets.
Production Transfer Item
The Production Transfer Item will automatically reduce the ingredients of its recipe when the item is transferred from the designed commissary or warehouse to an outlet. This works great for operations that make and immediately transfer finished items to various outlets.
You can set how long an item is retained in the system. For example, once an item has a zero on-hand and no adjustment activity for over 1 year (you can choose the duration), you can have that item automatically removed. Since all item activity is stored in historical business intelligence tables, you can remove these items from your active inventory without lose of reporting information.