Fields on the Brand Master Data
Brand Master Data has four sections: the header, and then three tabs (one for each step in the production process).
You must populate the Brand Name, Brand Code, and Brand Short Name.
All other fields are optional and can be used if desired and applicable to your processes.
Screenshot of the Brand Master Data
Create Brand Data
If you have production items that were created without a brand, you'll need to create a brand and then assign that brand to the relevant items. Here's how to create a brand:
Go to Inventory > Brand Master Data
When the Brand window opens, enter "Add Mode" and enter the Brand code (numeric), brand name (full brand name), and brand short name (3 character abbreviation). As a general rule, the brand code should match the item codes in your system. If 1001-K12 is a 1/2 Barrel of IPA, then the IPA brand code is 1001.
You can also update a Brand's color scheme (predominantly used on the Scheduler) from Brand Master Data or from the Scheduler's Settings (on the Legend tab.)
Lastly, you can enter target QC values on the different tabs on the Brand window.
Click "Add" to save the new brand.
Once the Brand Short Code has been created, you will need to associate the brand code with Item Master Data. To do this, first open the Item Master Data. Next, search for one of the process steps or finished good items (Beer EX: Wort, Bright Beer, 1/2 Barrel Keg, etc) (Spirit EX: Mash, Fermented Mash, Bottle Proof Liquid, 750ml case of bottles ect)
With the Item Master Data record open, select the Brand drop down and select the Brand Master record that should be associated with the Item master data.