As part of WISK Food’s features, you can now select weight or full units under measurement options for your items. Before, you could only select a volume-based unit of measurement.
There are some slight changes to the way inventory is taken if using one of the new methods of measurement.
Mobile App Inventory
If taking inventory in the mobile app, there are a few ways to call up the item to be counted:
- Search bar/scrolling through your list of items by category
- Search/Add button
- Barcode Scanner (if applicable, some items may not have barcodes)
As a reminder, items with the units measurement type are best suited for things that don’t require a weight or volume, and are measured whole. This will vary depending on how your venue decides to track certain items, but some examples include:
- Fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, etc.)
- Cutlery / Dishware
- Souvenirs (Apparel, etc.)
To count items with the “units” measurement type:
1. Call up the item using your preferred method (Search bar, barcode scanner)
Note: If you use the “View by item categories” view, you can use the “+” button to add the number and swipe it to the right to submit.
2. Tap the “+” button beside either the units or cases field or tap the number to enter an amount
3. Tap “Confirm”. The items are added to the inventory summary.
When you create a weight-based item, you’ll designate the size of the item if applicable. In this example, we’ll be using a 5kg bag of flour. However, if you’re tracking something that does not come in a predefined size (meat products, etc.) you can set it to be 1kg or 1lb, whatever you primarily purchase it as.
To count items with a weight-based measurement type:
1. If the item comes in a sealed package, you can submit counts of full units or cases
2. If you have a partial unit, you can use the Visual method to estimate how much remains by selecting a percentage.
3. If you have access to a scale, you can tap “Manual” to enter the weight of the product. Tap the unit type to select how you will enter it.
4. Select from Grams, Kilograms, Pound (lb), or Dry Ounce, and enter the value that displays on your scale.
5. The amount entered is converted to the main unit of measurement. Tap “Confirm”. The item is added to the area summary.
In the example above, we counted 2 5kg bags of flour and then weighed 1b of flour using the manual entry. The 1lb of flour was converted to 0.09 of a 5kg bag of flour, for a total of 2.09 units of 5kg of flour.