What is a commissary / production kitchen account?
If you run a production kitchen, CPU, warehouse, wholesale business, etc. a commissary account in MarketMan, will help you with everything you need to manage, inventory wise.
MarketMan will allow you to easily manage your own production, ordering, and inventory, while simultaneously managing your customers' orders and requests.
Each step below is hyperlinked with corresponding articles to help you along the way. If you need anything at all please reach out to us at email@example.com
Once you are ready to add this information into MarketMan, there are two methods: If you uploaded inventory items in bulk, your suppliers are already in the system. There are many ways to receive orders in MarketMan. We have a team ready to receive orders for you if you want to just take a picture of the invoice and forget it: How do I use Invoice scanning? When you create your batch recipes in MarketMan, make sure to log production events for how much you make.
1. Inventory items
In bulk, via Excel upload (= we help you with that when you start your account!)
Or one by one (= best for last-minute and ongoing additions!)
You'll be able to add the sale information at the same time! This is especially great for any retail items, or items that you buy at the commissary, and just turn around and sell.
If you buy an item in multiple sizes, or from multiple suppliers, you should merge them together.
If the UOM you want for your recipes is different than the UOM you buy it, you can change that for later use too!
No matter the case, you can edit your items as needed. You can also edit in bulk!
2. Sale items
These can be either inventory items you buy and then sell, or recipes you are making in house! If it's recipes, you'll want to create preparations and then mark them for sale.
Now it's just time to edit them! Most importantly, you want to add in the contact details for your rep (email or cell phone number), add any cc emails for colleagues that need to be cc'd on orders, and the delivery dates/cutoff times!
You'll also be required to add a default category for this supplier. Pick the one that applies to the majority of the items you buy from this supplier.
This is a crucial step before you start placing orders!
4. Categories and storage areas
First you will create the areas, and then you will assign them to your items.
You can also fill to par as well which makes the process super easy. MarketMan takes at how much you have on hand, compares that to your par level, and drafts up an order for you.
Or if you want to receive the order yourself, you can do this on the app, or on the web, whether you placed the order on MarketMan, or not.
You can export invoices to your accounting software from here, in 1 click!
6. Inventory counts
If you are out of an item, make sure to type in 0. You'll see a 0 on-hand preview, indicating MarketMan registered that you're out of this item.
If you wish to skip an item just leave it blank, but keep in mind a blank on-hand preview means you'll not have reports for this item, when referring to this count.
7. Incoming orders
This is also how MarketMan will know deplete your inventory.
8. Production events
This will add the qty to the on-hand calculation for your prepped items (and deplete the raw ingredients) and help you keep track of how much you have of everything.
Once you are ready to add this information into MarketMan, there are two methods:
If you uploaded inventory items in bulk, your suppliers are already in the system.
There are many ways to receive orders in MarketMan. We have a team ready to receive orders for you if you want to just take a picture of the invoice and forget it: How do I use Invoice scanning?
When you create your batch recipes in MarketMan, make sure to log production events for how much you make.