Items

An item represents an end product, intermediate product or a raw material.

Fields

Field Type Description
name non-empty string
Unique name of the item.
This is the key field and a required attribute.
description string Free format description.
category string Free format category.
subcategory string Free format subcategory.
owner item
Items are organized in a hierarchical tree.
This field defines the parent item.
members list of item
Items are organized in a hierarchical tree.
This field defines a list of child items.
cost double
Cost or price of the item.
Depending on the precise usage and business goal it should be evaluated which cost to load into this field: purchase cost, booking value, selling price…
For most applications the booking value is the appropriate one.
The default value is 0.
global_purchase boolean
When this item flag is set, it will a) prevent any new purchase orders for the item to be generated until the total inventory across all locations drops below the total safety stock and b) sales orders pointing at a location that is running out of stock will automatically be pointed to other locations in the network which still carry sufficient stock.
This field is not available in the standard database schema. You’ll need to add it as a custom attribute, or set this field through a custom Python script.
buffers list of buffer Returns the list of buffers for this item.
hidden boolean Marks entities that are considered hidden and are normally not shown to the end user.

Extra fields added by “metrics” app

This addon app provides some basic metrics that allow easy filtering and sorting for items that have constrained open sales orders.

Field Type Description
latedemandcount Integer The number of open sales orders of this item that is planned to be delivered late.
latedemandquantity Number Total quantity of open sales orders of this item that is planned to be delivered late.
latedemandvalue Number Total value of open sales orders of this item that is planned to be delivered late.
unplanneddemandcount Integer The number of unplanned open sales orders of this item.
unplanneddemandquantity Number Total quantity of unplanned open sales orders of this item.
unplanneddemandvalue Number Total value of unplanned open sales orders of this item.

Extra fields added by “demand hits” app

This addon app provides some metrics on the historical demand of the item. This is useful in identifying fast-moving and slow-moving items and define an ABC classification for segmenting the inventory policies correctly.

Field Type Description
orders_6m Number The number of sales orders of this item during the last 6 months.
sales_6m Number Total quantity of sales orders of this item during the last 6 months.
salesvalue_6m Number Total value of sales orders of this item during the last 6 months.
orders_12m Number The number of sales orders of this item during the last 12 months.
sales_12m Number Total quantity of sales orders of this item during the last 12 months.
salesvalue_12m Number Total value of sales orders of this item during the last 12 months.

Extra fields added by “forecast” app

The forecast app enables the calculation of statistical forecasts based on the demand history. It also includes a categorization of demand patterns, as described on https://frepple.com/blog/demand-classification/

Field Type Description
demand_pattern String Demand pattern: “smooth”, “intermittent”, “erratic” or “lumpy”.
adi Number
Average demand interval.
It measures the demand regularity in time by computing the average interval between two demands.
cv2 Number
Square of the coefficient of variation.
It measures the variation in quantities.

Extra fields added by “inventory planning” app

This app enables the calculation of safety stocks and reorder quantities.

Field Type Description
successor Item
Refers to another item that is replacing this item.
It is used to display a global overview of the inventory status of an item - across all locations and across its successor and predecessor items.
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