Recipes in tracezilla is what some ERP systems call bill of material. In a recipe, you can put together the ingredients that a given product is comprised of and indicate quantity and proportion. You can also add packaging.
Using a recipe makes it easy to launch a production order.
How to create a new recipe
- Click Production in the top menu and select Recipes in the drop-down menu.
- Click the button +Add new in the upper right corner.
- Give your recipe a name and a Reference code, if relevant.
- Make a description if you find it relevant.
- Indicate whether the recipe should be active.
When you created your recipe, the recipe will open. You can always find the recipe in recipes list and click View.
How to add ingredients to your recipe
- Click the button Add ingredients in the section One Recipe Unit Consumes.
- Select the SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) you wish to add. Type part of the SKU name or the SKU code to select it. If you have not yet created the ingredient as a SKU, you can read about SKUs here.
- Indicate the quantity of the ingredient in one recipe unit.
- One recipe unit is the unit that one recipe produces - so to say ‘one portion’. You decide your recipe unit yourself. You cannot break down your recipe unit to a half recipe when you produce, so we recommend that your recipe unit is a smaller unit that you can multiply when you produce.
- Indicate expected waste as a result of processing the ingredient.
- Click Save.
- To edit the ingredient at a later stage, click the yellow square with the pen icon.
- To delete the ingredient, click the red square with the bin icon.
How to add end products to your recipe
- Click the button Add end product in the section One Recipe Unit Produces.
- Select which SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) you wish to produce. Type part of the SKU name or the SKU code to select it. If you have not yet created the end product as a SKU, you can read about SKUs here.
- Indicate how many lot units one recipe unit should produce.
- Indicate how many Units of Measure per Lot Unit.
- Click Save.
You can add multiple end products to the same recipe. This could be relevant if the production results in one or more byproducts.
How to add expected costs and overheads to your recipe
You can add expected costs to your recipe. This could be production costs for production by an external producer or freight to and from the production site.
You are not supposed to add expected costs for the SKUs that are part of the recipe (e.g. if you included the packaging in your recipe). These costs are already included in the calculation.
- Click Add budget post.
- Enter a Memo and select a Category in the drop-down.
- If you want to include the amount as an overhead in the actual costs, tick the box This is overhead. This would be relevant if you produce in-house and you want to include the costs of the production in the (depreciation of material, cleaning of material before/after, startup costs, labour costs, etc.).
- If the amount is a one time amount, e.g. freight, tick the box This is fixed. If you tick the box, the amount will only be included once, no matter how many recipe units you produce.
- Enter the cost per recipe unit. The amount will be included per recipe unit.
- You can choose to add one or more tags.
- Click Save.