H) Ingredient Inventory

Learn how to use the ingredients inventory function on the POS

What's in this article?

In this article, we'll learn how to use inventory to manage stock. There are two types of inventory:

Product Inventory: Manages the stock of final products. Examples include; slices of pizza, croissants, limited entrees, etc. These are all products that a customer can order.

Ingredient Inventory: Manages the stock of individual ingredients. Examples include; pieces of bread, cheese, flour, etc. These aren't things customers can order, but as orders are placed, you can tie ingredient inventory to an item to accurately track.

Here we'll cover Ingredient Inventory:

1) Overview

2) Adjusting Current Stock

3) Impacted Products

1) Overview

Within the partner dashboard website managers have the ability to attach ingredients to certain products. These ingredients have set quantities (e.g. 100 dough balls) that are used up as products are sold. When such ingredient quantities hit zero, the products they are attached to will display as out of stock! This article will explain the 'Ingredients' tab on the Point of Sale app and it's functionalities. Here's what the tab should look like when you hit 'Ingredients':

Ingredients display as a list in the column on the left. They are separated as 'Out of Stock' ingredients and 'In Stock' ingredients. Clicking on an ingredient will bring up this view:

2) Adjusting Current Stock

You can adjust the quantity of ingredients in the current stock by clicking the '+' and '-' buttons on the screen. Be sure to hit 'save changes' when you're done to ensure that the new stock is saved!

3) Impacted Products

In the modal below, you'll see a display of all products that utilize that ingredient as well as what quantity of ingredients are used in each product. In this example, you'll notice that the Chicken Nuggets (5pc.) item utilizes 5 nuggets. We'll cover creating and assigning ingredients in a different article!