Working on trying ERPNext to see if it fits our company’s need.
We create products on demand for our customers (we receive tshirt designs from clients, print and dropship for them).
So we keep stock of items that are raw materials (blank tshirts, ink) but don’t stock the final product (printed tshirt), since we ship it out. So all the raw material Items I “Maintain Stock” because I want to know if I’m going to run out, but the final products I don’t.
I was going through the process of creating a work order and was trying to pick the item I wanted to manufacture - i.e. Client X printed tshirt. It seems odd it would show the list of items that are raw materials because those are the ones I’m maintaining stock of. That’s exactly what I don’t want to manufacture, since that’s what I’m using to produce other items.
Am I misunderstanding the meaning of the “Maintain Stock” option under item? What is the proper way to use this option? Should I instead change the Item to Manufacture filter so it’s not based on items i’m maintaining stock of?
This is what the UI looks like