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)

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 (Weight = Weight, Volume = Volume, Each = Each).

Scenario 1:

For items where the Inventory Measure Type and Purchase Measure Type are the same, no equivalence is required. The U of M Equivalence tab would not need to be updated. See the example screenshots below.

• 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.