You should enter at least a part number and description. Everything else is optional. You can always come back to edit/add more detail later.
In the picture above you'll see (near the top-centre) is an option labeled 'Type' and we've selected 'Component'.
miniMrp differentiates between three distinct types of item in your inventory.
- PART (Component) - These would usually be the things you buy. The parts and materials that you use when building assemblies.
- MISC (Miscellaneous Item) - You can use this Type for items such as 'Labor' that doesn't physically exist in your inventory but which still has a cost associated with it. For example a MISC item can appear on a BOM with a quantity and a cost affecting the total build cost. But when the work order is processed these MISC items are not physically taken out of inventory. Their OnHand quantity can remain at zero.
- ASSY (Assembly) (& Sub Assemblies) - These are the products, assemblies and sub assemblies that you build. They can be quite complex containing many components and even other smaller assemblies (sub assemblies).
- There is a 2nd type of assembly named (CSAS (Closed Sub Assembly)) At this stage just ignore that type - we'll explain it in more detail in the 'Assemblies' section of this user guide.
You might also wish to arrange your inventory in categories - it might help you group or find items later. Place the new item into a category that already exists by selecting from the drop-down category list. Or create a new category by typing directly into the category box.