What is the difference between calculating stock item and recipe waste?

In APICBASE you can register waste for both stock items and recipes. But how does our software handle them?

When you are registering a stock waste event, you might have noticed that you can fill in both recipes and stock items. But how does APICBASE calculates waste for each of these type of articles? Here we try to make clear what are the differences.


When filling in an article for waste, you will see a [R] for Recipe and a [SI] for Stock Item:


When you fill in a stock item there, you will see it's total size. The idea here is that you are going to register waste before bringing your article to production, like a bottle of beer that fall and broke or a cheese that is spoiled. (Important note: The waste in production is already calculated by our software on creation and sales events. You should not register that here!!). A stock item waste is straightforward, you register you wasted one bottle of beer and we withdraw one bottle of beer of your stock. 

In the other hand, when you register a recipe you are actually telling our software that you prepared that recipe but you had to throw it away afterwards (e.g you made an waffle but no one bought that day and it won't be good for the next day). When you enter a recipe, we display for you the portion size of that recipe to help you with the calculation and there you enter how many portions of it you have wasted. We then calculate the amount of ingredients used to prepare it and for each of them we withdraw stock of their stock items.


On the waste list view page, when you click on details of a waste event you can see stock items that were wasted though recipes (on the remarks column) and ones that explicitly wasted (remarks store the input entered by the user).