Creating a Build

Finale makes it quick and simple to create finished products. Finale Inventory’s Build module extends the end-to-end processes with specialized capabilities for manufacturers, wholesale distributors and others that need to assemble products or perform basic manufacturing activities to fulfill orders. More information on the creating a build and the build process in the general can be found here

creating a build

Stone Glacier uses the builds operation to assemble their premium ultra light packs.

Creating a build video tutorial

Video Transcription

Hi. This is Chinh from Finale Inventory. In this session, I’m gonna show you how I the process of creating a build from Bill of Materials. This inventory stock operation is great for companies who have wanted to create finished products, and have a light manufacturing and a wide assembly process.

So, let’s open up Finale. And, it’s a two-step process. The first process is establishing the bill of materials, or the recipe. You know, basically what is the finished product made of. And then two is actually the build itself. So let’s go into view stock, and show you how to create a bill of material. So, in this example we’re going to create an emergency survival kit. And you click the bill of material, you just double-click on it. And now I’ve already went ahead and created the bill of materials for this specific product. But essentially, what you do is in this section, you just basically select the product ID and the quantity that’s consumed. For this example, we have for one kit, it consists of 2 Mylar blankets, 50 water pouches, and 10 emergency food bars. You can do these one by one, but also if you have a lot of bill of materials to create, you can also import them several all at once, basically here at the import the batch, create and update product and bill of materials.

Okay. So, after you create the bill of materials, now you can create the build. So, you click on new build. And the first one you do, is we basically select the build ID or the job number. So you can, basically, go sequentially and use our internal numbering system, or you can type the job number that’s given from the, for example, the engineers at the manufacturing facility. Other companies, what they use this ID for is also they use the…this is a date to identify what shift this was build in. So let’s say it’s something like this. So, after you identify the build ID, you put enter shift or enter build. First thing we do is we start the product we’re going to create, so in this case, we’re gonna create the kit. How many we are going to create? We’re gonna create, let’s say, two. And here, you can also assign lots IDs if you want, which in this example we are. And what I’m going to do is I’m going to use the same lot ID of one of the components that has the most recent expiration date. So, in this case, I’m gonna put 2018 slash 12 slash 11. I’m gonna put two. Identify the location, if you’re gonna put a description you can type it in here.

So, there’s two tables. One is the stock we’re going to consume. So, Finale already, if you watch our dates will already populate the date that’s most recent for that batch. So, in this case, we’re going to select the 2018 batch. Here we’re gonna select the 2020. If you want, there’s nothing preventing you from going, you know, basically, for this emergency kit, I’m gonna create 10 of each. There’s nothing preventing you from basically, it allows you to select the batch that you want to be used in the creation of the build. And then we have four blankets. So this is essentially what is being used to create it, and then these are the products that are being consumed, and this is the final output which is gonna be two emergency survival kits.

Once you specify the lots for each of the components, you just hit Start and Create Build. And that’s it. So, essentially, if you go back to our View Stock, now we should have basically two emergency survival kits. If we go to, for example, the Mylar blankets, you know, if you click on that you can also see it being consumed. So if click on Stock Issue to PDF, let’s look at it. Yeah. So here’s the build that we just created, and we take four away, so you know, Finale does a great job of archiving all your builds so that way at any given time you can look up a build by lot, and you can basically see what was used to, to basically, create. So it’s really helpful if, for example, you know, one of your components, you know, let’s say, for example, the food bar was bad, you can go back and look up all the builds that this specific batch of food bar was consumed, so that way you have really good traceability with Finale in terms of the products being used to create these finished products.

So that’s creating a build is done. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at Thank you.