Moving onto the specific steps you add to the recipe, these can be the same type of steps you might add to any other recipe. You can add questions to Job Recipes too, which are good ways to maintain quality and assurance even in the final stages of production. When we’re adding steps to Job Recipes, as mentioned previously, we add the required steps to produce 1 complete product. In this example we have started, we know that 1.044kg of HCU Cooler Red, 1 pouch, and 1 cap makes 1 completed ‘Pouch of HCU Cooler Red’ (our finished product). You might have noticed that the steps here include packaging items as well as ingredients, which means you can keep track of your entire stock, including items like wrappers and boxes. There is also an auto-consume setting which you can use to maintain clarity over stock levels in real-time.
It’s important that before we schedule the finished product requirement (job recipe), we first make sure that we have added a yield to our batch recipe. The batch recipe is what is weighed out in your production process that will then be used in the final product. The yield can be added to a recipe in the Advanced tab in your recipe settings. We are already aware that in this case, the yield is 1044kg for our HCU Cooler Red recipe at 100% mix size.
In theory, if we now schedule our job recipe to produce 1000 pouches – we will have a 100% batch that asks for 1044kg of HCU Cooler Red. Again, this is automatically calculated by the Stevens Job Module based on what is needed for 1 finished product. In another example we might schedule the recipe for 500 pouches, which would then use 1 batch at 50% mix size, requiring 522kg.