Tag: BOM

Item Types in a QuickBooks Bill of Materials

| July 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise provides us with 11 different item types, of which 5 can be used as component items in an inventory assembly. Which should you use, and why? Each of the item types have their own characteristics and uses.

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Understanding QuickBooks Total Bill of Materials Cost

| March 18, 2010 | 12 Comments

In a prior article I talked about the cost and avg cost fields in the item list. In this article I’ll talk about a related value, the Total Bill of Materials Cost which you will see listed at the end of a QuickBooks bill of material.

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Dealing with Scrap in QuickBooks Manufacturing

| February 9, 2010 | 4 Comments

Many manufacturers have to deal with scrap in their manufacturing process. That is, the consumption of component materials beyond what is defined in the bill of materials due to waste, trimmings, left over sections or other variable consumptions. QuickBooks doesn’t deal with this directly. Let’s talk about some ways to handle it.

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QuickBooks Shuts Down When Issuing a Build

| January 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

In QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise you can create inventory assembly items, and then create a build transaction to manufacturer that assembly. There are times when QuickBooks generates an error and says it has to shut down just after you issue a build, and the build is not recorded.

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QuickBooks Manufacturing Forecasts: Component Demand

| May 19, 2009 | 9 Comments

Having an adequate supply of component parts is critical to a manufacturer. If you run out of something, you can’t build your assembly. If you can’t build your assembly, you can’t fulfill customer orders. So let’s talk about how to avoid this if you are using QuickBooks.

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Tracking QuickBooks BOM Revisions

| May 28, 2008 | 5 Comments

In most manufacturing businesses you will find that the structure of the Bill of Materials for items will change over time. Today I’ll discuss how QuickBooks deals with these changes.

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QuickBooks Manufacturing Bill of Materials

| May 15, 2008 | 18 Comments

In my post on QuickBooks manufacturing basics I discussed the essential nuts and bolts (sorry for the pun) of building assemblies in QuickBooks. Today I’ll talk about structuring your bills of material (BOM’s). A BOM is a simple thing, right? You want to build something, you just enter in the list of all the parts […]

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QuickBooks Manufacturing Tutorial

| April 22, 2008 | 46 Comments

QuickBooks has a “Manufacturing & Wholesale” edition, but there is a definite lack of documentation on how to actually use QuickBooks in a manufacturing business. This posting is the first in a series that will give you some guidelines on how to best use QuickBooks in a manufacturing environment. I’ll start off with some basics, […]

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Editing your Bill of Materials in QuickBooks

| March 31, 2008 | 2 Comments

Today’s posting is a quick tip about editing a Bill of Materials for an assembly item in QuickBooks. A client was asking me about a feature in my CCRQBOM manufacturing plug-in program the other day, talking about a problem related to deleting a line in the BOM. There was a detail line in the middle […]

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