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Re: using inventory goods during production

Hi Ario,

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 7:11 PM, ario <..hidden..> wrote:

for a farm there is fertiliser in stock, purchased some time  ago and
recorded through 'vendor invoice', hence recorded as inventory in stock.
Now the farmer is spreading some of this stocked fertiliser on the soil,
but he is not selling any, nor does he know how much produced end-goods
(kg produce) will result from his current farming operations.
How is the consumption of this fertiliser to be recorded and moved out
of the inventory and charged to that particular 'department' (specific
area) and project (cropping type and date) of the farm without selling
any to a third party?
I'm quite stuck with this as the only possible way I see to move this
used fertiliser out of the inventory is through selling.

I'm still getting my feet wet in ledger-smb, so I can't give you a definitive answer.

However, there must be a way to "consume" things out of inventory without selling
them. I think of a paper company -- when they need paper, they just remove it from
inventory. This would be similar to any process where a company keeps supplies on

Now, as a pure hack, if no one else responds with the "correct" way to do this, you
could create a "customer" called internal who you "sell" the goods to. Since the
goods are paid for, you could "charge" the internal customer $0 and this would
allow your fertiliser to be consumed.

It's a hack, and I'd love to hear the real way to approach this.