Units of Measure

Units of Measure (UOM) indicate the units in which weights are expressed and the unit code for each weight, such as pounds, tons, and kilograms. Conversions between units of measure are not performed by the system. Units of Measure fields are supplied in order to understand what unit weight is being expressed in. The unit of measure is required any time a weight is indicated.

When YMS is used as a standalone application, the entry of units of measure directly into the application is supported. If this application is not used as a standalone, then the list of units of measure is downloaded from the host system into YMS.