You can view item costs in different units, such as thousand board feet (MBF) and tons, in both the Inventory and P.O. (purchase order) modules. These wizards are especially useful for products that are priced by suppliers in a different unit of measure than you use for your inventory items.

  • Cost of Lumber Wizard:  Measure cost per thousand board feet (MBF) based on the item’s depth, width and length
  • Cost Per Square Foot Wizard:  Measure cost per thousand square feet (MSF) based on the item’s width and length
  • Cost Per Ton Wizard:  Measure cost per ton based on the item’s weight in pounds or ounces

How to use the Cost of Lumber Wizard

  1. In the Inventory module, open the lumber item, and then click the Pricing tab or press PgUp three times.
  2. In the Item Cost pane, in the Cost Per list, select MBF.
  3. In the Cost of Lumber Wizard window, enter the dimensions for the lumber item, and then click OK.
  4. In the Item Cost pane, the new PO costs will appear in MBF units. Equivalent values will appear.
  5. Click Save or press F12.

    Note: Both the cost for the item and the equivalent MBF cost will appear on the purchase order that you create for this item.

How to use the Cost Per Square Foot Wizard

  1. In the Inventory module, open the lumber item, and then click the Pricing tab or press PgUp three times.
  2. In the Item Cost pane, in the Cost Per list, select MSF.
  3. In the Cost Per Square Foot Wizard window, enter the dimensions in feet or inches, and then click OK.
  4. In the Item Cost pane, the new PO costs will appear as MSF units. Equivalent values will appear.
  5. Click Save or press F12.

    Note:  Both the cost for the item and the equivalent MSF cost will appear on the purchase order that you create for this item.

How to use the Cost Per Ton Wizard

  1. In the Inventory module, open the lumber item, and then click the Pricing tab or press PgUp three times.
  2. In the Item Cost pane, in the Cost Per list, select Ton.
  3. In the Cost Per Ton Wizard, enter a value in pounds or ounces. Equivalent values will appear.
  4. In the Item Cost pane, the new PO numbers will appear as units per ton.
  5. Click Save or press F12.

    Note: Both the cost for the item and the equivalent tonnage cost will appear on the purchase order that you create for this item.

Learn more:  View item costs in MBF and other units

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Printed on: 4/19/19