In Restaurant365 there are three base types of 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 base 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 base U of M 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).

**Base U of M are the same **(Weight = Weight, Volume = Volume, Each = Each)

**Scenario 1:**

For items where** the base Inventory U of M and base Purchase U of M 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:**

**Base U of M are different **(Weight ≠ Volume, Weight ≠ Each, Volume ≠ Weight, Volume ≠ Each, Each ≠ Weight, Each ≠ Volume)

For Items where **the base Inventory U of M and base Purchasing U of M 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 | Inv U of M | Default Purch U of M | Wt QTY | Wt U of M | Vol Qty | Vol U of M | Each Qty | Each U of M |
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CREAM SOUR CREMA MEXICANA | Each | Case - 4/5 LB | 5 | Pound | 1 | Each | ||

CREAM WHIPPED ARSL XTRA CREAM | Each | Case - 12/15 OZ-fl | 15 | OZ-fl | 1 | Each | ||

EGG WHL LIQ FRSH W/CITRIC TFF | Each | Case - 12/2 LB | 2 | Pound | 1 | Each | ||

JUICE LIME AND COCKTAIL MIX | Each | Case - 12/1 Liter | 1 | Liter | 1 | Each | ||

PEPPER CHILI CHIPOTLE | Each | Case - 12/26 OZ-wt | 26 | OZ-wt | 1 | Each |