Product Unit Conversions
Use Product Unit Conversions to tell Consignly how many of the stocked unit make up another unit.
You can chain your units together, to configure different pack sizes for the product.
Unit conversions defined in Consignly
After defining the unit conversion(s), tell Consignly which ones to use when working out metrics on an inwards or outwards consignment.
Checkboxes indicating which metric conversions are enabled for consignment metrics.
Working out consignment metrics
Check the boxes to determine which conversions will be used to calculate consignment metrics for both inwards and outwards consignments. The Metric Resolution method will determine how these are broken down.
If you check none of the boxes then the stocked unit is the only unit involved in the consignment metric calculation.
Depending on how rates are configured in a Rate Card, the unit conversions can be calculated on the fly, negating the requirement to configure the different checkboxes for inwards and outwards consignments.
The dropdown under the Inwards and Outwards columns allows you to choose how metrics will be used in each of these cases.
Metric Resolution set to Cascade for inwards consignment metrics, and Compound for outwards consignment metrics.
Depending on how rates are configured in a Rate Card, the ability to cascade or compound metric resolutions can be calculated inside the rate, negating the requirement to configure options for inwards and outwards consignments.
Consider a product with the following unit conversions:
- Stocked Unit: Cartons
- Conversion: 6 cartons to a tray
- Conversion: 6 trays to an outer
- Conversion: 16 outers to a pallet
Suppose you create an outwards consignment of 584 cartons.
If you choose to cascade the outward consignment metrics, then this will break the metrics down from largest unit to smallest unit, so the metrics on the consignment will look like this:
- 1 pallet
- 1 tray
- 2 cartons
If you choose to compound the metrics, then this will work out a unit metric at each unit type that has been turned on in the product.
Following on from the example above, consignment metrics would look like this:
- 1.014 pallets
- 16.222 outers
- 97.333 trays
- 584 cartons