In Restaurant365, there are three Measure Types for Units of Measure (U of M):

**Weight (Ounces)****Volume (Fluid Ounces)****Each**

For each Purchased Item in the system, you will need to identify two units of measure:

**Purchased**(Default Purchase U of M)**Inventoried**(Inventory U of M)

Click here to learn more about Units of Measure, and Item Setup.

If the Purchased U of M and Inventoried U of M disagree in their Measure Type (Weight, Volume or Each), then an equivalence must be built so that Restaurant365 can properly identify item costs for recipes, stock counts, etc.

**Determine if U of M Equivalence is needed**

To determine if a different Measure Type exists between the Purchasing U of M and Inventory U of M, review the Purchasing tab and Inventory Cost tab to identify the U of M's on the item (for Recipes, you would review the Recipe tab).

**Note:**Measure Types are the same

**Scenario 1:**

For items where** the Inventory Measure Type and Purchase Measure Type are the**

**,**

__same__**. The U of M Equivalence tab would not need to be updated. See the example screenshots below.**

__no equivalence is required__**Note:**the Purchase U of M appears in the U of M Equivalence tab in it's respective section (in this example, Case - 4/5 LB is a Weight U of M, therefore it appears in the Weight Qty and Weight U of M fields). As long as no values are placed in the Volume or Each section fields, this will not adversely affect our item or it's U of M Equivalence in the system.

__Example 1__

- Inventory U of M = LB (Weight)
- Purchase U of M = Case - 4/5 LB (Weight)
- Weight = Weight

**Scenario 2:**

**Measure Types are different **(Weight ≠ Volume, Weight ≠ Each, Volume ≠ Weight, Volume ≠ Each, Each ≠ Weight, Each ≠ Volume)

For Items where **the Inventory U of M Measure Type and Purchasing U of M Measure Type are not the same, an equivalence will need to be identified. **The U of M Equivalence tab will need to be updated. See the example screenshots below.

__Example 2__

- Inventory U of M = Each (Each)
- Purchase U of M = Case - 4/5 LB (Weight)
- Each ≠ Weight

In this example the Purchase U of M has 4 packs weighing 5 LBS, for a total of 20 LBS. The Inventory U of M is set to Each, meaning the Item is being counted by the individual 5 LB pack. On the U of M Equivalence tab the Weight Qty is set to 5, and the Weight U of M is set to LB. The Each Qty is set to 1, and the Each U of M is set to Each.

**Additional Examples**

Name | Inventory UofM | Def Purch UofM | Wt Qty | Wt UofM | Vol Qty | Vol UofM | Each Qty | Each UofM |

PROD Lemon | LB | Case - 144/CT | 40 | Gram | 1 | Each | ||

GROC Flour AP | LB | Bag (50 LB) | 4.23 | oz-wt | 1 | Cup | ||

BEEF Ground Patty | Patty | Case - 40 LB | 8 | oz-wt | 1 | Each | ||

GROC Spice Turmeric | Bottle (6 oz-wt) | Bottle (6 oz-wt) | 5.42 | oz-wt | 1 | Cup | ||

PROD Herb Cilantro | CT | Pack (4 CT) | 4 | oz-wt | 1 | Each | ||

GROC Pickle Slices | Bucket (5 Gallon) | Bucket (5 Gallon) | 5 | Gallon | 3000 | Each | ||

GROC Maraschino Cherries | Gallon | Gallon | 3.6 | KG | 1 | Gallon | 400 | Each |