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What is the unit system?

Much of FoodMeUp's potential is based on its unit management system.

Cladie Olivier05/25/2020

Much of FoodMeUp's potential is based on its unit management system.

But what is a unit? A unit is the format in which a product (article or recipe) will be used in a given context. Purchases, production, and sale are all contexts in which an ingredient or a recipe will potentially be used.

These can be units:

  • of weight (gram, kilogram, ...)
  • volume (liter, deciliter, ...)
  • or pieces, which are completely customizable and flexible units (eg: 1 crate of 10 kg of apples, 1 box of 20 crates of 250 g of raspberries, etc.)
  • etc ...

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For example:
we buy the cream in the jar but we use it by the gram in a recipe. We buy soda cans in boxes of 24 but we sell them individually.

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Unit management allows:

  • accurately calculate the costs and margins of products
  • manipulate recipes by automatically factoring quantities to produce a given number of servings
  • simply convert a product need into the number of packaging lots available for purchase 
  • etc ...

The challenge for FoodMeUp is to provide a flexible unit management system, allowing the use of the tool to be modeled on the business habits of FoodMeUp users.