Catch Weight Management

This document introduces the concept of catch weight in M3 and acts as a reference to other documentation available to support the concept and its functionality.

A requirement for the use of catch weight arises when an item is valued and priced in weight or volume but stocked in another unit of measure. Two parallel units of measure must be used to manage the stock transactions, pricing, inventory valuation etc. and the relationship between the two units may vary from one unit to the other. Use of catch weight ensures that items are valued according to actual weight and not according to default values of weight.

Typical examples derive from the food industry and include cheese or meat, where one unit of an item may vary in weight over a period of time. In order to facilitate the correct management, pricing and costing, at all times, and for each lot, there is a requirement to know the quantity in both units of measure. The number of cases or pieces for procurement and physical movements is required in addition to the weight of these same cases or pieces, as a way of obtaining accurate pricing and costing across purchase, production, sales and warehouse.

Catch weight is also referred to as variable weight or random weight.

Throughout the documentation, the term catch weight is used to refer to:

Outcome

Structure

Catch weight can be structured in three different ways:

Supporting documents

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