Manufacturers are asking themselves if they can use Xero raw materials tracking. In this article, we look into the workarounds and solutions to doing this.
Does Xero have a bill of materials functionality? Unfortunately, there isn’t an option for saving your bill of materials on Xero.
At least there isn’t a feature built into Xero that will allow you to do this.
We’ve already mentioned that there are workarounds to saving your Xero bill of materials. For the purposes of our explanation, we are only going to be looking at a Xero bill of materials solution for certain manufacturers, like bike manufacturers, for example.
Xero inventory management boils down to two categories:
- Tracked inventory
- Untracked inventory
Your tracked inventory will consist of your finished goods, and Xero will track those stock levels.
Your untracked inventory is your fiddly bits, the raw materials. You can track the costs of your raw materials, but this isn’t done automatically. And you can never see your actual stock levels for untracked inventory in Xero.
However, the workaround we’re about to show you not only helps you track your raw materials but also gives you a basic bill of materials on Xero.